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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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Mica Hill Hike

I couldn't find a section for the Mica Hill hike so I'm writing it here. This is one of my favorite hikes on the Cabot Trail. The hike has beautiful views all along the trail and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jolie J
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I couldn't find a section for the Mica Hill hike so I'm writing it here. This is one of my favorite hikes on the Cabot Trail. The hike has beautiful views all along the trail and we found it to be very unique. It was a pretty easy hike with a gradual climb. The first half of the hike was... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful area. So worth the ride especially on the north eastern and south western borders. The turnoff to Niel's Harbor is worthy of an afternoon's adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family had a fantastic experience. The hikes were well laid out and the scenery was incredible. The trail guides provided us with programs the kids could enjoy as well as the adults. Use low gear while travelling downhill in the mountains. I witnessed some brakes heating up on other vehicles in rest areas.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning views on the Coastal hiking trail in the national park - note that half the trail is "inland" so no ocean view, and the other half is ocean cliffs which is stunning! We hiked half of it one day and half the next day with our 10 and 14 year olds (each hike was under two hours). There are... More 

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Delta, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you only have time to do one hike, make sure it is the Skyline Trail. It is partly boardwalk, partly a hike with inclines more coming back than going. The trip is well worth it. The view is amazing at the end with tiers of platforms allowing for a 360 degree view of the ocean and surrounding area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is great. We spent there several hours hiking. We picked an easy trails since we had kids in our group. Still it was beautiful. Everybody enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent park no matter where you stop along the way! So many sites to see. Really good idea to take a couple of days to really see the beauty

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We drove the Cabot Trail over the course of five days, and greatly enjoyed hiking and swimming at various locations throughout the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The park map we got at the Visitors Center listed 27 possible hikes, including the mileage, hiking time and what you are likely to see. The rangers were friendly and more than willing... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cabot Trail goes right through this national park. Make sure to visit the Visitor's Center to get orientated and get your map. We took 3 days to drive around the park (staying in Dingwall) and do great hikes such as the Skyline Trail (of course), Warren Lake (level hike great for kids, had the place to ourselves and spotted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park exceeded any expectations that we had. Pictures could not do it justice. We hiked the ferney hike, skyline trail and middlehead. The skyline trail is great. Take the long way! Its not very long and you will be away from the crowd on the non scenic "short" route.

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