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Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 9022953310
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One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to...

One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.

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Beautiful drive!

Visited CB to do some camping and drive the trail. We had a beautiful sunny July day and made the trip from Baddeck and back again in 3.5 hrs. The view is best driving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
EffieLuna29
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Miramichi, Canada
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Miramichi, Canada
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited CB to do some camping and drive the trail. We had a beautiful sunny July day and made the trip from Baddeck and back again in 3.5 hrs. The view is best driving counter-clockwise because then you're always on the outside lane. Some of the roads are very twisty and my boyfriend and I both felt a little nauseous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience. We went in the Autumn and Summer and both had different things to offer.

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Thank Kavbrown
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cabot Trail is the highlight of Nova Scotia. The road hugs the coast which had some amazing views. We stayed at the Keltic Lodge which is steeped in history and surrounded by beauty. We hiked out to Middlehead point. There are towns and shops to visit and lots of hiking opportunities. We even saw a moose.

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Thank st8dthere2
Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely part of the east coast. Scenery is beautiful and lots to keep you busy for a couple of days. Ingonish Golf course is challenging but beautiful. Skip staying at the Ingonish Lodge - better value elsewhere. Lots of little arts and crafts stores but the weather can be spotty. We had rain 2 out of the 3 days which... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive is fun, the landscapes are intense, but the whole experience is refreshing and soothing. Far away from the hectic rythm of city-life, reserve a day or two to do it all. It's worth it.

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Thank ThomasC1988
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

What a beautiful drive. From the vistas over the North Atlantic to the forest views. The unique view of the forest is your looking down in a huge valley. Normally you see and river or meadow but this was solid forest and you viewing the tops of the trees completely filling the valley and walls. Then the north side along... More 

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Killarney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Originally I am from Cape Breton and have never driven the Cabot Trail in the winter, my partner is visiting from the UK and this was his first trip to Nova Scotia so we figured we would try it out anyways! We rented a Kia Sorrento...with all wheel drive but no snow tires....and set out on January 2nd from Baddeck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband and I returned to the Cabot Trail this past fall . . . 43 years after our first trip to the Cabot Trail on our honeymoon. The fall foliage was magnificent and the views breathtaking. . . . cliffs and mountains and foliage merging with the ocean. We did the Cabot Trail in one day, but if you... More 

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Thank Elizabeth E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The very best scenic drive I have ever had. Ocean on one side and mountain on the other. Plenty of places to stop and take photos. Absolute beauty. I took flight from Alberta to Quebec City and then drove there. And it was totally worth the money and time. Would love to go again

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Cabot Trail is a great drive -- in part because it's a loop. You can do all 185 miles and end up where you started. It features lots of breathtaking views of hills and water and spots where you can pull off the road to admire and take photos.

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