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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 2013
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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Val Marie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ejoyed all the trails, the scenery and the wildlife! Great photography oportunities with landscapes, wildlife and local flair that aren't seen anywhere else in Canada! Do the red chair challenge or 10 trails in a day to explore some of the trails that aren't as busy with tourists and give you a good overall feel for what the park has... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have travelled to Cape Breton Highland National Park many times over the past ten years. You will enter the park if you plan on going on the Cabot Trail. There is a small fee and you will get a great map. Well worth every penny! Your day trip or week long stay( or more) to this area will delight... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Wonderful views and wild life a plenty. Hikes were well marked and cleared. Good parking and the roads are a dream to drive along. We will be back for more.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Incredible views, beaches, trails and parks. There is a good reason the Cabot Trail is rated one of the best in drives in the world

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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There really is so much to cover when evaluating the park as a whole, so perhaps look for specific recommendations regarding places, hikes, etc. on this site. But as a whole, the views are stunning, the Cabot Trail takes you there but is a wonder in itself, and find the time to explore the totality of the area. Recommended doesn't... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The park is remote, wild and spectacularly beautiful. There are numerous walks to suit all fitness levels and the views are amazing. Absolutely nothing to dislike.

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Victoria
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137 reviews 137 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a great national park and island, only second best cos I live on Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast. We enjoyed whale watching (a pod of very playful pilot whales) out of Cheticamp, hiking at Skyline and Fishing Cove. The latter was the best, a 12 km hike and a bracing swim in the ocean, with a mother... More

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Guelph
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The "off-the-beaten-track" waterfalls are worth it! Several km of single lane, rough, gravel roads but the sight that awaits you is awesome!

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Oakland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We toured Cape Breton Island the first week in October, camping in the National Park. The campsites had water and electric and the campground was pretty much deserted, so we had it to ourselves. The foliage was not as colorful as where we had come from, so we must have been about a week too early. This was surprising as... More

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Toronto
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is the place one should focus on when visiting Cabot Trail, some of the trails are just pine, like skyline trail other than the last part of the skyline trail most of it is just a mind park. At the other hand some of the hardwood trails are absolutely stunning like the Aspy trail. Do bring your own food.

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