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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
902 224 2306
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Ingonish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Traveler Description: Cheticamp is a simple Acadian fishing village at the gateway to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The restaurants aren't fancy and aren't... more »
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Durham, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Spent three days around the park. Hiked Skyline Trail (and saw a bear!), Fishing Cove Trail (upper half of it), the Bog, Crofter's Hut (gorgeous short hike through sugar maples), Beulach Ban Falls, MacIntosh Brook, and many overlooks. Truly one of the more beautiful places on earth. Park is well-maintained.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Chetticamp a and spent two days walking in the park. Our best walk was Skyline followed by the walk to a lake at number nine on the map. We saw a bear, chipmunks, eagle, squirrels, birds, but no moose and (fortunately) no coyotes. Recommend you buy a pass for the maximum number of days it might take... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Cape Breton Highlands is rich in natural beauty, from amazing coastal views to wildlife sightings. As several reviewers suggested, we took the trail counter-clockwise which allowed us to to drive on the mountain side of the road, versus the cliff side. We used Cheticamp as our "homebase" for two nights and were able to explore the west side of the... More

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Portola Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A remarkable National Park with some of the most stunning views, beautiful hiking and long empty roads you will find. You must visit if you come to Nova Scotia!

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Thornhill, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The drive through this park is filled with jaw dropping scenery at every turn. I chose to do the trail counter-clockwise because the turn offs to see the view are more easily accessed this way. I started at Keltic Lodge and moved around the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, stopping to do the Skyway Trail and Acadia. Acadia is very... More

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St. Jacobs, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The views are unreal, there is great hiking, and park staff are really enthusiastic and helpful. You could drive through in a day, but you'd be missing so many of the cool experiences that can be had along the wide variety of trails. I would recommend spending a few days for sure.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If your planning on visiting the maritimes do yourself and favor and spend the time to go to Cape Breton National Park. There are enough unique spots for a full day of traveling adventures. Anything from trails to beaches, and waterfalls to mountains. The highlands are diverse with plenty to see. While down there we managed to film an entire... More

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Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you hike the Sky Line Trail about 3 to 4 hours before sunset you will encounter many Moose. They usually come out of hiding just before sunset. They are large and can be very aggressive in the fall or when they have a calf with them,but they are used to humans and as long as you don't get between... More

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Michigan
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189 reviews 189 reviews
79 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Take your time to explore within the Cape Breton Highlands National Park -- there are many treasures to be found! Stop at the scenic overlooks -- you'll be amazed at the gorgeous views. A few particularly favorite spots were Fishing Cove, Black Brook Beach and of course, the Skyline Trail.

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Take your time and really enjoy the views. Windy roads and gorgeous scenery with lots of look out points to stop at.

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