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Cape Smokey

Ingonish Beach | PO Box 123, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
902-285-2760
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Ingonish
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The last time I was here was for a 24 hour relay race around the Cabot trail many years ago. It was cold, wet and misty and I didn't fully appreciate the views even though I was not the team member who ran up that road. This time I was with the Missus and the weather was perfect. The views... More

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Make sure if you are in Cape Breton you take the time...and visit this area...The trees were just staring to change colour. Wonderful...lots of place to get out and look at the vistas..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We drove the Cabot Trail counter clockwise, so started on gently undulating roads until we hit Smokey Mountain just before Ingonish. The climb uphill was easy and the views at the top were simply spectacular, as this was our first elevated view of the coastline. Definitely stop and pull into the gravel road down to the parking area. Lots of... More

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Long windy road up the mountain, get out at the "look-off", and the views are incredible. Surf crashing on the rocks hundreds of feet below, gulls circling and screaming, a ship on the horizon, sunlight glinting off everything. Bonus was that the surrounding hills were chock full of fresh, ripe blueberries.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to cycle ... ride clockwise - way more fun ! The ride out of Ingonish has a few false start steeper climbs - the rest is pretty easy.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stunning views!! Lots of moose poop and hold on to your hat in the wind ;) The mist was rising as we approached early morning so it as magical.

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Cape Smokey was more of a place to see rather than a place to go for us on our visit and I am not certain if you are able to actually go out on the Cape. It is so visually beautiful as you come up from the South or as you view it from the Keltic Lodge or north. The... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were lucky with the weather, so we managed to do a good variety of hikes. Lots to see around here and lovely beaches.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The place indeed is very beautiful, however the people saying that the road is dangerous either must be joking or have simply never driving on a winding road. it may be dangerous to a novice driver or perhaps on a densely foggy day. its a fun easy drive.

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I happened upon Cape Smokey on a beautiful sunny day in October. We stopped at the lookout, ate our lunch at one of the picnic tables provided for visitors, used the washroom facilities, and then went for a short walk along one of the trails leading to a alternate lookout point over the ocean. Pictures can never... More

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