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Address: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers...

Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers magnificent views of dramatic coastline, bays, inlets and rolling farmlands.

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A lovely drive!

This drive up the west coast of Cape Breton has great views of the ocean and coastline, as well as several places to hop on the coastal hiking trail. Lovely!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
Julie E
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This drive up the west coast of Cape Breton has great views of the ocean and coastline, as well as several places to hop on the coastal hiking trail. Lovely!

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Alfred, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

So many little towns to visit with great restaurants. Coastline views are incredibly beautiful. Don't just drive thru, stop and spend some time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great drive through a wonderful part of Nova Scotia. Scenery is beautiful, and it is sparsely populated. Some pubs have music nightly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Beautiful scenery, great roads. Definitely worth the drive! Take your time and stop along the way to take in the gorgeous scenery.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was the beginning of two summer trips and loved it each time. We fly into Halifax and rent a car. The west coast of CB is one of my favorite places. The scenery, food, locals, music, was all wonderful. We liked this part better than the northern tip and the east side of the island. Two years ago we... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This route is a pretty unexceptional route. There are some views of the water, but it's often inland. It's the best way to get to some destinations that you might want to reach (Judique, Mabou, and Cabot Links), but there's no reason to go out of your way to take it otherwise.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

If you want to hear Fiddle Music you have come to the right place. The Ceilidh trail will lead you into the heart of Cape Breton Music. Stop into anyone of the CoOps or other small stores along this trail, and you can find postings on the info wall for a Ceilidh(gathering) happening somewhere. Better yet ask at the tourist... More 

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Maidstone, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

A lot of time and energy has been spent trying to make what is basically a road into 'The Ceilidh Trail'. Some stretches have nice views, but this is Nova Scotia, so really that's a given. It's not that it's terrible, just that it doesn't live up to the PR hype. That said, It's a good (if at times bumpy)... More 

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thunder bay ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Drive the whole trail and take in every moment. The scenery is breathtaking. Bring your camera and stop at all the wonderful places. they are all small towns with a lot of charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Quite a quiet patch. Lots of beautiful views to see and plenty if stops / beaches. Good to stop at Judique- often have musical events.

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