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“Spectacular, even in the rain!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
902 224 2306
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Ingonish
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving, Camping, Hiking
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Owner description: Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands with its abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery and human history dating back to the last Ice Age.
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular, even in the rain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great scenic drive. More mountainous than expected. Several good viewpoints - a rarity in this part of Canada.

Visited October 2012
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“The Mary Ann Falls...!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Amongst the other places that we visited within the highland national park, the Mary Ann Falls are worth mentioning..this comes on the way between the Green Cove and the Black Brooke Cove and one has to turn to the left if they're doing the trail in the counterclockwise direction. its a little place close to the distal end of the Mary Ann river..there is a small wooden bridge and atleast two viewing galleries overlooking the falls, which although small, is a beautiful one...!! the color of the river near the fall is a little chocolate probably secondary to the underlying mud and the algae..the place is in the middle of woods and the environment feels great.. we took a lot of pictures and also did a bit of video recording..
there's a washroom availbility there, with a couple of benches to sit and relax and enjoy the atmosphere...
id definitely recommend it to people visiting the national park..

Visited October 2012
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The drive thru the park is wonderful with views of the Atlantic Ocean with much of your drive. The park is located on the northern part of Cape Breton Island.
There are many walking trails, swimming holes and beaches and 2 campgrounds and the spectacular Highland Links Golf Course rated in the top 10 in the world.
The drive is not to be missed..there are many restaurants and places to stay outside the park in both Ingonish and Cheticamp that are located on both ends of the Park area.
Bring your camera :)

Visited August 2012
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“Skyline trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you only do one hike it should be the skyline trail. The views at the end are breath taking. We were told that you often see moose on the trail. Bonus we saw 2. Fantastic

Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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“Fantastic, even in the rain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were very sad that it rained on the day we planned to drive through the Park. However, the fall color was fantastic and the pictures came out well, even with gray and rain. Be sure to get off the main roads and go to the waterfalls, they were fantastic! Can't wait to comeback during a future fall when it is sunny.

Visited October 2012
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