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Cape Smokey Provincial Park

40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-662-3030
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Views not to be missed

Fortunate with the weather, we had clear views across the sea and good chats with other travellers... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Togmeister_Mark
,
Waterloo, Ontario
Amazing view

Most people won't recognize that the huge mountain that they climb when leaving Ingonish is a... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
Edward W
,
Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“cabot trail” (18 reviews)
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
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40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Fortunate with the weather, we had clear views across the sea and good chats with other travellers. We did not have time to venture from the main road.

Thank Togmeister_Mark
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Most people won't recognize that the huge mountain that they climb when leaving Ingonish is a provincial park. It is worth at least stopping at the lookout for the view back to Ingonish before heading on.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Stopped here just briefly to take in the views and take some photos. We did not do any kind of real hike.

Thank colry2
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Cape Smokey Provincial Park in Cape Breton Island offers grand views of the Atlantic the the coastal hills bedecked in flashing autumn foliage. We visited on October 14 and the timing was perfect as it was peak foliage. Take your picnic basket if it is...More

Thank Akhil B
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stopped here for about 30 minutes while driving the Cabot Trail. There were picnic tables, restrooms and a beautiful view of the sea. One of many charming overlooks on the Cabot Trail!

Thank Jo M
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Why take a walk to another waterfall or to the top of another mountain when you can enjoy a wonderful walk along the coastline to a lookout over the Keltic Lodge and Middle Head trail? This under-publicized park and trail are much better than many...More

2  Thank jazzie F
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Compared to other parks, trails and views located on the Cabot Trail, as well as other locations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, I found this park to be less than average. Rather than spending your time stopping & hiking here, I would go on around...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stumbled upon this small park after climbing a steep road. We were looking for a place to stop and take photos. This was a good spot. There's also toilets if you need them. It's not much by itself. But the view!

Thank CanuckAbroad133
Reviewed May 19, 2016

This rugged trail runs for 5 km; it's more rocky than smooth, and in mid-May we encountered some wet sections. The first 40 minutes were through a pretty, wooded area, with the trail sloping downhill, then climbing the headland. Here the trail runs closer to...More

3  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed April 27, 2016

A long, narrow, twisty, turny mountain drive.....kind of scary but the views from it are astounding! The scenery is second to none coming back down. Super scary drive in the winter!!

Thank chronicbon
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