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Cape Smokey Provincial Park

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Address: 40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-662-3030
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Pretty trail through the wood to ocean views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
Suzanne W
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Calgary, Canada
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the Cabot Trail to the section between Skyline Trail and Cheticamp.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars 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 the cliffs and there are good views and outlooks (the trail is set back far... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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!!

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This park is located on the Cabot Trail on the Ingonish side. Before you reach the park, you have to drive up a steep section of the trail. The views are quite impressive of the surrounding area and the Atlantic Ocean. This park does have several picnic tables, and if my memory serves me right, portable toilets. There is a... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We are newbies to the cabot trail and this took our breath away. A little scary driving up initially!

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niagara falls, ontario, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Traveling counter clockwise after crossing the short ferry ride from Sydney, NS, we began our trek up Cape Smokey. Never have we witnessed such breathtaking natural beauty! Fall travel is a must here. The colors and fresh mountain air will leave you breathless with awe.

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Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This park is located right on top of one of Cape Breton's highest mountains along the Cabot Trail so the views are quite nice. Its a great place to stop for a rest, to have a picnic or to watch whales as they are often spotted offshore. There are washrooms in the park and a number of picnic tables and... More 

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Truro, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Some friends and I drove this summer to Ingonish,NS, driving through Smokey mountain. What a spectacular view. The mountain, the moose that cross in front of us. Wow! It is so beautiful and all the pit stop. It was marvellous!.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A fairly rough trail in places and quite overgrown but well worth the trek for the views over Ingonish Bay at the end.

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