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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

We spent the day looping the Cabot Trail. We found the scenery to be very nice, and there was lots of artisan shops to shop at if you wish. We also found enough coffee shops and restaurants to meet our needs. We took 8 hours...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove the Trail counter clockwise and marvelled at the abundance of scenery that was evident. We stopped many times along the way at the lookouts. Drive was slow in some areas due to the terrain but was still enjoyed by all. Recommend a side...More

1  Thank trailerparkk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Drove counterclockwise from Baddeck, up the east coast, across the north (with a little side trip to the village of Bay St. Lawrence) and down the west coast on Wednesday, 6/7/17. Still in the shoulder season, so very little traffice. The drive up the east...More

Thank Hoosier1960
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a trip we have wanted to take for a long time! I read a lot about the pros and cons of going around the trail clockwise or counter clockwise. We finally did it clockwise. It was cloudy the day we went around but...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Eleanor C
What is appropriate clothing for Cape Breton in the early summer? Is it dressy anywhere? Is it cold?
28 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.