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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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Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking cliffs. Magnificent beaches. So many hiking trails, it's take days to do them all. The twists and turns of the Cabot trail. The flora and fauna. I will come back to this wonderful place again and again.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

toured this on our Harley and the views were breathtaking. The curves in the road were awesome on the bike. Did not stop for any hikes but would love to come back again to do some of those.

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Gatineau, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So much geography in such a small area! At some points you feel like your riding on top of the world. Not enough time to see everything.

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Perth, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We spent 5 days within the park and I don't have a single bad thing to say. The natural beauty of this park is nearly unrivaled and you can see ocean, coastal scenery, forests, mountains, lakes etc. Its a wonderful mix of true Canadian beauty. The campground (Broad Cove) had large sites that were close to amenities and had programming... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Cape Breton Park is an amazing expanse of land and water. Be sure to get out of the car and do some of the hiking trails. I have seen very few places to rival the natural beauty of this area.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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172 reviews 172 reviews
32 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There are so many beautiful places all over the world and this is definitely another one to enjoy in Canada. The scenery isn't all oohs and aaahs as I expected but it is lovely, green, scenic and at times spectacular. We did have some heavy rain but that passed quickly and we had mostly blue sky for taking some great... More

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Royal Oak
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The scenery is magnificent. We especially liked the Glasgow Lakes Look-off Trail, which is being paved for bikes. The only drawback is that it was near impossible to find an interpreter who knew anything. We stopped at both welcome centers. They do have events that looked really interesting, but they were on the weekend and we were there during the... More

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Kearney, Nebraska
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A cross between Ireland and Scotland with a touch of big sur, most of the scenery can be seen from the road, but the hiking trails show you the rest of the story. Don't miss it!

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Seattle, Washington
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222 reviews 222 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

In my opinion, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park "suffers" from too many trees. Most of the drive is through trees and most of the hikes are through trees. Yes, the ocean is also visible and beautiful, and this is what makes the Park worth visiting.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What's not to like. Beautiful views with the eastside the best just north of Ingonish. The road is in good condition and the traffic was light. You have to see the colors and the waves crashing on the rocks. Just enjoy and turn off all the useless electronics.

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