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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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Gardiner, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Some of the most beautiful features of Planet Earth lie here. Do the Coastal Hike (#16) to see beautiful oceanside meadows, boulder beaches and beautiful cove and ocean views. Do the Skyline hike to walk the ridges of these majestic mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Must see calbot trail, captain marks whale watching pleasant bay, black brooks most spectacular view I saw on this trip out east and stay at koa calbot trail/north sydney All worth the drive!

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Lincoln,RI
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67 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very picturesque area. We spent a day and a half in this area and were amazed by the stunning views and natural beauty of this location. The people here are warm and friendly and their kindness added to the charm of the area. The Cabot Trail is not to be missed, we actually visited on an overcast... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I just spent three days in this park staying at the Chéticamp site. The campsites are clean and have great privacy and character. The park staff are very helpful. A tip, don't buy your wood in the park (it's a dollar a piece! We thought he was joking). In terms of the park, the hikes that were... More

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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We made a 2-day stop at the Cape Breton Highlands en route to Newfoundland and were amazed by the beauty of the park and the Cabot Trail area overall. We camped at the Broad Cove campground which had modern facilities (flushing toilets/hot showers/potable water). Even though the campground was very busy (literally hundreds of sites packed in there), it was... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Scenery in the Northern Highlands is quite spectacular, reminiscence of Scotland, our home country! Weather included! We enjoyed the experience but wished we had longer to explore some of the trails and walks.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The views and the serenity of Cape Breton are etched in my heart and mind forever. The people of Nova Scotia and the fellow Canadians are some of the friendliest people on earth.

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Washington DC
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We hiked several trails and had a great time. The park is clean and well maintained. The people friendly. One note that kept it from a 5-stay - the signage on the trails themselves, the longer ones, could be improved.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Cabot Trail drive, which includes the main road around the park, is one of the greats of North America, as advertised. It is especially awesome when blue skies prevail, maximizing the view and the color of the water. Absolute musts include the Skyline hike in the park, and a night at the famous Red Shoe (in Mabou south of... More

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THETFORD CENTER
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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing views of the coastline and great pull off areas. Often Park Rangers are there to chat. A must see! You don't need to be in a hurry. Folks are polite and there is no road rage. Everyone there is visiting for the same reason - for the beautiful scenery.

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