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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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Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery; breathtaking beauty of nature. The drive through the Cabot Trail and the beauty of Cape Breton is unmatched. A must see if you are in the area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We traveled in June to avoid the crowds, which we did avoid but some things were closed. But the views were terrific!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Abundant wildlife. We saw a bear eating blueberries and a giant Bull Moose on the side of the road. The Skyline trail was beautiful!

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St Albert AB Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Travelled this area over 3 days. Spent time whale watching at the Bay of St Lawrence which was fantastic. Loved the quaint little villages and incredible views. Well worth a visit

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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

During the circumnavigation of the Cabot Trail, we entered and left the National Park a number of times. As with all National Parks you must pay a fee upon your initial entry, we have the annual passes, which are good at all National Parks and National Historic Sites - definitely an excellent deal. The variety of scenery is amazing, as... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The information you get from the national park is excellent. All sites are well signposted and accurately described. We spent a wonderful 3days.

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Halifax, NS
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Every turn up and down the mountains makes you stop at the look offs, it is just a spectacular view too see. You can't imagine anything so beautiful, a little scary sometimes too, it is a winding, curvy road, take your time and enjoy. Would not want too do it in the winter.

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Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed several hikes, including Skyline and Middle Head. We also drove out to Meat Cove, which is not really necessary since the views are no more spectacular than the views elsewhere and the road can be a challenge.

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Trumansburg, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking scenery, well maintained, restrooms everywhere, and very accessible. We did it in two long and full days from beginning to end

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lima
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223 reviews 223 reviews
47 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We did the loop in one day going clockwise. We loved the different spots to stop and take a picture. We took a couple short walks. The Lone Shielding was our favorite. We took a side trip up to White Point which has a lovely trail on Aspy Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the areas best kept secret.... More

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