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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 #2 of 11 attractions in Ingonish
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We visited cape smokey on our honeymoon! We didn't hike but did stop for lunch and at most of the sight seeing spots, absolutely breathtaking!!!! Scary drive, but totally worth it! Defiantly take the newenglish ferry across saves so much time and only costs 5.50$ per car! Beautiful scenery!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The weather on that day was not the best for Cabot Trail - drizzling rain and gloomy, but it was our last day there and we had no choice but going throw cape smokey to Ingonish. It is quite hilly area and the fog covered it completely, I mean, forget about the view - we couldn't see anything 10 feet... More

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yorkshire
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18 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Attractive stopping point on the drive. You can't miss it and it will be one of many stops you make. Others are equally attractive.

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thunder bay ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Beautiful view and a great beach not to far. Enjoy and take lots of pics. A few places to park and just enjoy your view. pack a lunch and stop along the trail.

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Chatham, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Cape Smokey is impressive from the beaches, the middle head trail. But, take your time when driving through it, get out at the lookout points. And hike if you can .... Lovely ...

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