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“World Class Scenery”

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Ingonish
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Vernon, Canada
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“World Class Scenery”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This park is definitely a Canadian treasure. Spectacular scenery, well kept highways, lots of pull overs to view scenery. Good interpretive panels at many of the stops. A highlight of our vacation.

Visited September 2013
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Washington, DC
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“A piece of heaven. Be prepared to be amazed by the views”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Well marked hikes.
Unparalleled views. Lots of wildlife. Skyline trail near Cheticamp was not difficult and takes you through meadows and along a rocky hillside, as well as a perilous but beautiful boardwalk ridge lookout

Franey was steep but so worth the climb. Middlehead was fairly short but had steep sections. All had views that made any effort worthwhile!,

Visited October 2013
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Chislehurst England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Perfect opportunities to explore the clearly marked trails and enjoy the amazing scenery on offer. See moose if you are lucky

Visited September 2013
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Toronto
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“What else is there to say??”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I spent four days in and around the National Park and every minute was amazing: whether I was hiking, driving, or in total fog or brilliant sunshine.... just amazing.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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237 reviews
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“Beautiful cliff side views of the coastlines and mountains.”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

You enter the Cape Breton Highlands National Park as you drive on the Cabot trail past Cheticamp and extends until Igonish. The scenery is pretty dramatic on the Cabot trail but it just gets greener as you enter the Park. You need a park pass to do any of the trails or stay overnight within the park area but we were covered by the Discovery Pass. We drove along winding roads through steep inclines on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with beautiful views of the mountains and the coast lines.

Visited August 2013
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