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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Address: Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902 224 2306
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Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton...

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.

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Magnificent!

We hiked nearly all the trails in the western half of the park, and loved every inch of it. We only did day hikes, no camping or through-hikes, and no trail was longer than we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
julia m
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long island, new york
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long island, new york
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hiked nearly all the trails in the western half of the park, and loved every inch of it. We only did day hikes, no camping or through-hikes, and no trail was longer than we could manage in one day. Magnificent views, incredibly clean and safe, a diversity of trails for all abilities. Bring your camera for the many breath-taking... More 

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Abbotsford BC
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove through the park today and the construction is very bad all of the way through. It was socked in with fog and rain as well. Wait out the weather if you are out here specifically for the trail.

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Thank bookgirl12342002
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving the Cabot Trail was really worth going to Nova Scotia! We did two wonderful hikes: the Skyline Trail, which is easy, pretty even meaning no ups or downs if you don't to the last stairs at the end all the way to the tip. Then we went to Ingonish and did the Middlehead Trail at the Keltic Lodge. That... More 

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Wingham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a huge amazing park, covering a big portion of the island. Even if you aren't able to do the more challenging hikes, there are easy ones, and lots of amazing outlooks to stop at. Very budget friendly. Only places to buy park passes are in Ingonish and Cheticamp. There are good park maps available free, which rate the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove the Cabot Trail counterclockwise. Especially enjoyed the Warren Lake hike, the Mary Ann falls and the Green Cove trail. Lots of beautiful coastal scenery and water views. Good seafood abounds too if you get hungry!

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only detractions are constant roadwork and delay as well and nasty aggressive bugs on some stops. The road is excellent. The geography and flora change constantly. There is a small side road at the northeast top of the park - take it. Fabulous views of hills mountains and beaches

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Lagos, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely drive with spectacular views. Lots of walking trails for all kinds of levels Take lots of pictures at the pull outs provided as every pull out offers a different kind of snapshot.

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Thank yeshiyang
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have hiked these trails for many years and the experience is one you'll never forget. You will not find such beautiful views as Franey , Middlehead, Broad Cove, Skyline or the Coastal Trails. Touring this little island will keep you coming back . Summer and Fall are the best times to visit .

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our drive around the Cabot Trail. There were some very nice sea views. However we felt the signage could have been a bit clearer.

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Siem Reap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW! Parks Canada knows how to show off Canada's beauty while protecting natural resources! Others should learn. Well marked locations, prepared trails and vistas, boardwalks, unobtrusive yet ample parking and clean. We hiked several trails, walked beaches and pulled in to overlooks; spectacular show of Cape Breton.

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