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Cape Smokey

Address: Ingonish Beach | PO Box 123, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-285-2760
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Ingonish
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Hours:
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Halifax, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
41 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Cape Smokey is breathtaking. The road is full of twists and turns and is very steep, take your time and enjoy the scenery around you. You are surrounded by woods and ocean and all of natures beauty. Take the time to stop at the look offs that are throughout the area, it gives you a chance to really take it... More 

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fantastic views, beautiful unspoilt countryside. We drove through the Cabot a trail and on the return to Beddedk we drove along Ingonish Beach. The drive was through unspoilt woods with fabulous views over the sea, the beach stop was glorious. Bathed in sunshine we could see a clear blue sea nestles in the trees

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The fall colors were outstanding and when we got to the lookoff's, the shoreline below us was rocky, and turbulent with the crashing waves. Even saw seals basking on the rocks!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were standing in the clouds........view was beautiful. Mind your driving & go easy on your brakes.

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nova scotia
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3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stunning views, fall leaves were gorgeous. Thrilling drive on the curved roads! Clean and excellent services along the way.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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