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Address: Ingonish Beach, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-285-2760
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Beautiful Drive

You must stop at the picnic park at the top. Beautiful views! Also as a side note. The "outhouses" don't smell! They are clean. And enough fresh air goes through that they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You must stop at the picnic park at the top. Beautiful views! Also as a side note. The "outhouses" don't smell! They are clean. And enough fresh air goes through that they are not smelly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The park area is nicely kept, though the bathrooms were not great -- mosquitos and other bugs. We had hoped for a great view, but unfortunately we didn't get that until we looked back at Cape Smokey from the Ingonish area. When we were at Cape Smokey it was completely fogged in at around 10am. I could tell, though, that... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this is a great and steep drive up/down Cape Smokey with amazing views - there is a picinic area at the top that I wish we planned a stop at!

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There is a Provincial park at the top with excellent views of the ocean. Be aware that the road is a bit steep and windy (it seemed like even the locals like to avoid it in fog or heavy rain), but it is the only way to Ingonish on the east coast. Most people drive the loop road the other... More 

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great views and overlooks. Follow all your maps and lookouts and take fabulous photos of all sorts of gorgeous scenery. Visit the Information Center first and get your maps and details...Might even see a moose!

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North America
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Skiing over the frozen Atlantic Ocean is an experience you're unlikely to get anywhere else in North America while staying inbounds. This small, community driven ski area is one of the friendliest you'll ever visit, and you'll likely be the only tourist there in the winter. It's a great chance to enjoy the off-season beauty of a very popular summer... More 

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Rockwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The view from Cape Smokey is amazing. Pictures don't do it justice. You can sit there for hours just admiring it all.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 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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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 Region, 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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