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“Well worth the trip”
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Cabot Trail
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
North Platte, Nebraska
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“Well worth the trip”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The scenery and culture is outstanding. I never seen any wildlife, but maybe next time. The little villages are so accommodating and it is nice to sit and have a cup of coffee with the locals.

Visited October 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“The Best!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

You can't beat the trail for stunning views. Ignore the argument regarding whether to go clock or counterclockwise. It is great either way and a personal preference. We take visitors who come from Florida to see the natural beauty of the trail all the time. Our problem is our home is in Lunenburg and all our visitors want to see the trail. It is a long drive up from Lunenburg.

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Victoria, Canada
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“Oct 15 or later to see fall colours”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We traveled the Cabot trail wanting to see the fall colours. We were there Oct 12, 2012 and found there were lots of colours but not at their peak. Travel the trail COUNTER CLOCKWISE to get the best views. The trail can be driven in one day but recommend 2 if you want to hike on any of the trails and that gives you time to stop at the artist shops along the way.

Visited October 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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“One of the best scenic drives i've ever experienced.....!!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We did the cabot trail ion early october, on our trip to cape breton...it was an amazing adventure with breathtaking sceneries..seemed like every turn and corner was worth capturing or photographed...we did the trail in a counterclockwise direction and started from the peaceful town of baddeck..
As their was a construction near North river and Tarbot vale, we travelled to ingonish through the highway 312, via the English Town ferry. This costed us around $6..We stopped at quite a few places and Cape Smokey and the Ingonish beach were two of those...the views up cape smokey were spectacular, with a small picnic area, where u could have snacks and relax..there was a washroom facility as well..
The ingonish beach was great and provided a lovely view of Cape Smokey from down there..
I must add here that in the east side of the trail before one enters the Highland National park, these two are the best places amongst all..The North and the West side were better than the east, especially Cape north and the Pleasant bay, where u could do a lot of whale watching as well..
The Highlands National Parks were the Highlight of the trail of course, offering great hikes, such as the skyline trail with stunning look offs..The margaree valley, and the Cheti camp are also other beautiful places to stay..
Cabot trail is a must do when travelling to cape breton...

Visited October 2012
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St Paul
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“great van tour of the area”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Don Blackwood met us a block from the cruise port and had 2 vans to transport our group of 12. We had several stops along the way that were very interesting. The girls ended up with Don and his comrade, Hilary entertained the men in the other van. Lots more money to have taken a ships tour and we were very happy we booked with him.

Visited October 2012
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