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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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Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous park - we wished we had been able to spend more time. Spent the better part of a day at a beach in North Bay, Ingonish and it was gorgeous! Sandy shores, very few people and great views. The water was chilly but everyone had a great time!

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Windsor, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Stunning views, amazing hiking trails, and great park staff. Purchasing the park pass was SO worth the visit in this park! Very beautiful, I would recommend a visit.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
90 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

At the tip of Cape Breton. Many activities to experience. Where the mountains come down and meet the sea.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Loved this park very much. The views through out the park were breathtaking. All the trails were well maintained and properly marked. So many things to see and do when in the park...mountains, ocean and hiking.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great park to drive around. Stop and see the ocean, the mountains and the trees. I found Cape Breton Highlands National Park truly relaxing and a great Canadian treasure. The guides at the visitors center were very helpful and answered questions in French and English.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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159 reviews 159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A true highlight to our trip! We are so glad we were able to ride here! There was very little traffic and so much to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I spent 3 days hiking throughout the entire park. We decided to take the Skyline Trail Hike, which was led by our amazing guide Miranda, and the Seeing in the Dark Hike, led by the super insightful Katie. Skyline Trail - This is one of the most beautiful trails we saw in the entire park. Though long,... More

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Durham, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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