I apologize if this has already been asked...I couldn't see a similar question. We're travelling to Cape Breton from Nova Scotia mainly to drive the Cabot Trail. If I'm understanding the maps, the actual trail circles from Baddeck to Margareee Forks north to CB Highlands National Park and south again to Baddeck. What I was thinking of doing was drving north along the coast (this is the Ceidleh trail I think) across the top of the park and south to St. Ann's and then travelling through Sydney over to Louisburg to visit the fort. Am I going to be missing major points on the trail if I don't travel through the Baddeck area?