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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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English first
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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

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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41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Cape Smokey is one of the highest points along the shoreline of Cape Breton and the climb up the side of the mountain can leave you wondering if it will ever end. Your car will make it *lol*

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Santa Barbara, California
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

After reading all the multitude of views my wife and I took turns deciding who would be the driver. After much discussion it was up to me to do the driving. After driving Highway 1 along the California shore on many occasions it seemed to me that Cape Smokey was a piece of cake in comparison. Had no trouble what... More

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