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Exploring the Cabot Trail this August ....suggestions pls :)

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Exploring the Cabot Trail this August ....suggestions pls :)

My boyfriend and myself are planning a trip to explore the Cabot Trail this August.

This will be my first time on the trail (I can't wait !!!) and we want to tent in camp grounds along the way.

I am hoping for some recommendations for amazing camp sites, yummy places to eat and awesome trails to take in. As well as any other activity that you think our trip would not be complete without :)

Thank you so much :)

Kathleen

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1. Re: Exploring the Cabot Trail this August ....suggestions pls :)

That sounds like a great trip. How many days will you have?

For amazing camp sites you will want to look at those in the National Park:

pc.gc.ca/eng/…tourisme-sightseeing.aspx

pc.gc.ca/eng/…camping.aspx

http://www.moosebait.com/

http://www.cabottrail.com/info/hiking.htm

Cabot Trail Review and information

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g154972-d18…

http://www.cabottrail.travel/thingstodo.cfm

Ceilidh Trail

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g154972-d29…

Baddeck: http://www.visitbaddeck.com/

Usage Ban falls in Baddeck: www.visitbaddeck.com/adventure/bahn.html

www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx

http://www.cbchoices.com/

http://redshoepub.com/

pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg/index.aspx

http://www.minersmuseum.com/mine_tour.htm

www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grahambell/index.aspx

museum.gov.ns.ca/hv/en/home/default.aspx

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/796950

http://goo.gl/maps/uXEl

http://bit.ly/18hnnsp

Do come back with more questions if you have any.

Edited: 9:15 am, April 01, 2014
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2. Re: Exploring the Cabot Trail this August ....suggestions pls :)

WIthin CBHNP the top hiking trail would probably be the Skyline Trail, do it in the early morning for best wildlife viewing. The only campground I've stayed in in CBHNP was Corney Brook, quite close to the same trail. As drive-in campgrounds go I quite liked it, it's small, quiet and right on the seashore. Relatively primitive though, it has a bathroom station but no potable water.

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3. Re: Exploring the Cabot Trail this August ....suggestions pls :)

Great to hear you are taking in the trail. And camping is a great way to do it.

The one must do camp site is Meat Cove. A little off the beaten path but well worth it.

http://www.meatcovecampground.ca

On the cliffs of the atlantic (make sure you don't sleepwalk) with lots of wonderful hiking close by.

Some others around the trail are:

Open style (not too closed in or private (field camping):

Hideaway Campground & Oyster Market

cbisland.com/places-to-stay/campgrounds/hide…

Cheticamp Campground

cbisland.com/places-to-stay/campgrounds/chet…

More inclosed:

MacIntosh Brook Campground

cbisland.com/places-to-stay/campgrounds/maci…

Cheticamp Campground

cbisland.com/places-to-stay/campgrounds/chet…

Back country (if you are game for that)

Fishing Cove

cbisland.com/places-to-stay/campgrounds/fish…

As for trails, you may want to check out my hiking site at moosebait.com. I have a bunch listed there from all regains of Cape Breton Island.

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