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“Absolutely stunning in the fall”

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Ingonish
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Owner description: Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands with its abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery and human history dating back to the last Ice Age.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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228 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning in the fall”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just absolutely gorgeous...stunning stunning stunning. More scenery than you can shake a stick at. Plan on spending several hours.

Visited October 2012
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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“Worth the journey”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great hikes, great cliffs, great views and moose. The visitors' centre at the west entrance is also worth a hour to see the exhibits. But plan ahead, there's no accomodation in the park and places to the north can be busy.

Visited September 2012
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Canada
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“GOD'S COUNTRY”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Cabot Trail is the proof that it's only a local call if you want to speak to God. I am an eighth generation Cape Bretoner and no matter how many times I go over the trail (and I have been at least 100x) it never ceases to take my breath away. So many places to see, stop, take in the magnificence.

Visited October 2012
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Morris, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Scenic Beauty, Whales, and Tales (Moose, of course)”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Incredible sights along the anew Scotland! Breathtaking views and the warmest people in a cooler climate. We loved our four day getaway. A pod of pilot whales entertained us for quite a while. Don't think I'll ever forget the dominant male who stood straight up to get a looksee at us. Huge bull moose feeding in the late evening in a glen. He didn't care that this visitor who'd travelled half a continent to find him was snapping pictures as fast as the fading light would allow. Wonderful stay at Mary's!

Visited June 2012
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Garfield, Arkansas
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“Unbelievable! Don't miss this.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This park is unbelievably beautiful. You never know what is around the next curve. Be sure to allow several days. Only drawback - make sure you keep your car fueled. It can be a jaunt to the next little town and some stations close very early!

Visited May 2012
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