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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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We did the Skyline trail which was so well manicured and made the walk very easy. The lookout point was incredible. If you walk the entire loop it is an easy 8km. We also did several walks near Ingonish.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cosmo29
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cabot Trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There are quite a lot of trails of varied levels to hike. You must pay for a day pass at the visitor's center to enjoy the park. We like the Middlehead Trail the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ginny Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had limited time for a hike but wanted to get a flavor of this amazing park. The views on the west, all that we had time for that day, were spectacular. We hiked a portion of the Skyline Trail and it was fine. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jebdas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed out trip to Cape Breton and all of the wonderful sights. Everyone we met along the way were such nice people. One person even stopped us as we headed down a wrong road and told up to turn around and how to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Margie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiking trails of all lengths and levels of difficulty. Views are nothing short of spectacular. Must visit for anyone who loves nature.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wendyybb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to hike the Middle Head trail and, of course, Skyline. The "look outs" along the Cabot Trail have jawdropping views!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many beautiful hikes, quiet places to reflect, wonderful drives, and scenic views as far as your eyes can see. You must experience this park and the Cabot Trail.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank romantictravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent facility fir the whole family, lots to do. Your choice of saltwater or fresh water swimming. Golf is great

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RobElder
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a VRBO just minutes away from the park in Cheticamp. My family of over 65 yr old siblings spent two days hiking and driving the Cabot Trail in the Park. The trails are in good condition and well marked. A beautiful park....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank stonestacker52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days playing! The drive is spectacular, hiking was fun! We spent 2 nights one one side of the park and 2 nights on the other. Enjoyed a picnics on the beaches..great time and having nice weather helped!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paulette P
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CopperMiataGirl
June 19, 2019|
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Response from Lrfsussex | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you would find a ‘centralised’ base; Baddeck is probably a good place to base yourself. You can get to Chetticamp from there easily (and also up to Ingonish if you want).. Unfortunately, we have no experience... More
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Johanna R
March 6, 2019|
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Hi We didn’t book in advance because we wanted to stop each day where we fancied depending how much time we spent in any one place. We didn’t find this a problem and just booked using the internet and phone. It’s a lovely... More
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Rakeypakey
December 9, 2018|
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Response from paul s | Reviewed this property |
CBNP is the right choice for the kids, camping, and dog. The views are stunning and not limited the way which Fundy might be limited to just the tidal flows (which is no small thing). However, CBNP is very cool and full of... More
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