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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cape Breton is truly a natural wonder. It's one of these wow places. Spend some time exploring--that is what we enjoyed. A lot of words have already described this beautiful area.

Thank cachirulatravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

Goes throw the cape Breton highlands nation park ,this is a once in a live time ride there is so much to see deer , mosses and other wild live high mountains and deep valleys .

Thank Tedp1054
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow. I've seen pictures of the cabot trail, but seeing it in person was totally incredible. We went off the trail at one point and headed towards Meat Cove, which is essentially a dead end and it was well worth the views along the way....More

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The 180+ miles loop requires about 8 hours with stops. Most of the driving is through the woods but there are many scenic over looks with spectacular views that make the trip worth while. My wife enjoyed the many craft and gift shops along the...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove the Cabot Trail today counterclockwise. Stunning ocean views, fishing boats working off shore, multi hued greens in the forested mountains. Spectacular. Bought local art near Cheticamp. Well worth the visit.

Thank larrymawby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving the Cabot trail is a "must-do" as the scenery is stunning and seeing how some of the communities lived in isolation from the rest of the communities in Cape Breton is surprising. The Acadians, Scots, English heritage is palpable even today--some of the signs...More

1  Thank Ship B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Cabot Trail counterclockwise beginning in Baddeck. We had partly cloudy skies while driving up the east side and enjoyed the views. However, the clouds, rain, and fog descended as we crossed the north side and down the west side. This made it...More

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, dog and I started the trail by taking the Englishtown ferry and traveling counterclockwise around the trail. Many beautiful towns, lookoffs and lousy roads along the way. Cape Smokey mountain was a little tricky to drive but not too frightening. The fun part...More

1  Thank RogerB2506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fishing Cove trail is a difficult 12k hike which ultimately leads to a breathtaking ocean cove. This hike starts with about a 2k descent which means when you're absolutely exhausted from hiking 10k up and down, you'll have to face 2k of uphill switchbacks before...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I drove to the East Coast in summer 2016, along our trip we drove on the Cabot Trail roads, and stopped at various lookout points and shops along the way. The view from the different lookout points is absolutely breathtaking, and the...More

Thank sgms-xo
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Eleanor C
What is appropriate clothing for Cape Breton in the early summer? Is it dressy anywhere? Is it cold?
29 May 2017|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
Can be cool at nights an no nothing dressey! Remote and outdoors clothing.
Carolyn A B
Hi Sue. We are doing a motorcycle trip from Virginia through Canada over six weeks. From PEI, we will come over at Picou and were wondering where to spend two nights and not get too exhausted on the trail with all the stops. We are even considering staying there 3 days and do the reverse trail. What do you think? Carolyn L
19 May 2017|
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Response from Duncan128 | Reviewed this property |
I would like to stay in Baddeck, a small cute town where Alexander Bell lived. Google it. I love it. Wish you have a fantastic trip in Canada's East Coast. Sorry about the late reply.