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Cape Smokey Provincial Park

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Excellent view and interesting hiking

Make sure to stop here on your way along the Cabot Trail. In addition to the stunning view, there... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2019
Halifax, Canada
Great view point!

The park is located on top of a cliff and, as such, it provides beautiful views of the coast line... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
Kelowna, Canada
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40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Make sure to stop here on your way along the Cabot Trail. In addition to the stunning view, there are picnic tables and outhouses so that you can have a break from driving. We hiked the trail to the first lookoff and despite the heat...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank EllaCat11
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

A parking lot, a table and some benches, and a hiking trail that’s very narrow and a bit of a distance before it comes to any over look of the ocean (and we didn’t make it that far). A sign at the beginning of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

The park is located on top of a cliff and, as such, it provides beautiful views of the coast line and the ocean.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank J B
Reviewed June 5, 2019

The views along this coast are just amazing. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to stop at as many of the places as possible. Each one shows a different view and all unique.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Luanne M
Reviewed January 6, 2019

No trip to Nova Scotia is complete with a drive around the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. Rated as one of the top drives in the world by road and track magazine the trail is just under 300 kilometres of geographical and cultural shock...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cliff D
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Make sure that you stop here while traveling the Cabot Trail, especially coming from Sydney. It is your breathtaking introduction to the trail and sets the tone for the rest of your journey. Several outhouses available for use while there, as well as picnic tables...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank theoljohnnyboy
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We attempted to hike up this trail. It was very woody and did not look that it had been used a lot recently. The trails were narrow and we walked single file. A lot of fallen trees and undergrowth so long pants might have been...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kingfamily5
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We loved Cape Smokey, but were concerned about a long hike. Fortunately, just a few hundred feet down the path we noticed a sign with 3 stick figures. Two hikers came up and told us that we could discover GREAT views, if we took the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank Shulaquilz
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We enjoyed the views from the road in this park. The provided lookout points made stopping very convenient. Very scenic.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank purple_inferno
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Once you’re in the parking lot, you have ocean views already. You’re at the highest point looking down at the shore. You can get closer by taking a brief trail (about a min. If you stop) walking toward the ocean. You’ll have unobstructed view of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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