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Cabot Trail Strategy

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Cabot Trail Strategy

We have 2-3 days to tour the Cabot Trail. Would it be best to do this from one central location or make 2 or 3 lodging stops along the way?

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1. Re: Cabot Trail Strategy

You could definitely do it in one day if you had too but if you plan on hiking and taking in Museums... to really enjoy...stay at two places like Baddeck on the first day and maybe Ingonish on the second day. Cheticamp is also nice. Look at all their websites and choose one that best suits your plans. www.capebretonisland.com and www.cbisland.com. Also www.visitbaddeck.com and www.capebretonhighlands.comand I almost forgot www.tourthetrail.com.

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We spent 4 nights on Cape Brenton. The first night was before the start of the Cabot Trail. The next day we did the whole Cabot trail going from the east coast (Chitticamp) to Ingonish. That took most of a day. We spent 2 nights in Ingonish using the second day to go back to parts of the Cabot trail and hike in the national park. The third day we went to Louisbourg and spent the night in Baddeck. We did not get to see most of the sights in Baddeck (i.e. the Bell museum) because we spent most of the next day driving back to Halifax. About 6 hours from Baddeck to Halifax.

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Hi, we recently just got back from a 9 day trip to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We arrived in Cape Breton late afternoon and made it to the Cabot Trail by dark. We camped in Cape Breton Highlands (so breathtaking) and did 2 trails and whale watching the next day. We camped a second night in the Highlands and did another must do trail early the following morning called the Skyline trail. We were on the road again by that afternoon and finished the cabot trail, we drove out of Cape Breton that afternoon. So to answer your question, if you are interested in seeing the whole cabot trail, it is best to make lodging stops along the way. We stopped and stayed where we stopped for 2 nights, then continued the cabot trail after that.

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Hope that helps.