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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
9022953310
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (73 reviews)
“nova scotia” (112 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"counter clockwise"
in 86 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 73 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 112 reviews
"national park"
in 86 reviews
"bucket list"
in 53 reviews
"take your time"
in 49 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 43 reviews
"road construction"
in 32 reviews
"west side"
in 39 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 17 reviews
"take pictures"
in 33 reviews
"meat cove"
in 64 reviews
"long drive"
in 29 reviews
"fall colors"
in 21 reviews
"rusty anchor"
in 15 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 25 reviews
"every turn"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This trail offers some of the most beautiful coastal views Ive seen in all my travels. Nature at its finest and undisturbed. My only regret was not having more time to take in some of the side trails or time just to sit and take...More

2  Thank devis0n
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

When travelling to the Cabot Trail people should travel down route 19 and enjoy the trip along the ocean until they come to the Cabot Trail highway. Turn left and head to cheticamp and enter the national park. When you enter the park you can...More

2  Thank billymacleod
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

This is a great drive but a little tricky at times. The views and everything that you will see along the trail are so nice. Make sure you go slow, stop for lots of photos and drive safely. I have never done the drive in...More

1  Thank Laura L
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

The best time to visit this place is in the fall. It takes about 5-6 hours drive from Sydney( the main city of Cape Breton)and go around the loop. The view is magnificent. We passed a small French village called Cheticamp and stopped for lunch....More

1  Thank greatcanadiantea
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

We did a tour up the Cabot Trail during the third week of September 2017 and there was not a leaf changing color yet! This is a beautiful part of the world with lots of forests and wildlife, however, I do agree with some reviewers,...More

3  Thank lovetohike1111
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Cape Breton NS, you must do the Cabot Trail. It is a very wonderful and scenic trail filled with many possible adventures and little oasis's off the beaten path. If you have time travel to the...More

Thank firechief-JL
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Very real place to see all the splendor and wild life that Nova Scotia Has to offer. If your a Canadian is time we all as Canadians travel our own Beautiful Country

Thank Ariesmark
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

While there are some scenic points of view, much of it is a long drive on a road flanked by trees on both sides with no view of the ocean. If that's what you like, go for it.

Thank Scootron
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This was never on my bucket list and I'm not sure why!! This is one of the most beautiful places on earth with the most stunning views all along the trail. Definitely taking my family bringing my family here to experience. It's a place that...More

1  Thank Danielle B
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Cabot Trail is one of the best Trails you will ever see in Canada. The mountains, the lakes and the greenery is the best . Alexander Bell called Cape Breton God's Country and if anybody visits, they will understand why.

Thank Donna A
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TMHoliday
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Ariesmark | Reviewed this property |
YES....What me and my wife did was to go out on day trips and book places to stay along the trail each day or the day before we would call the hotel and book a room. We did this with another couple and had no problems... More
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Anoop C
January 20, 2018|
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Response from KatyEasyhiker | Reviewed this property |
We planned our own itinerary and hired a hiking guide. She did the accommodations bookings, arranged the logistics and did all driving. We just enjoyed the hikes and the sceneries. The most relaxing holidays ever.
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ed b
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Cindy R | Reviewed this property |
It will be quite chilly. But I think the trails should still be accessible if hiking is your thing. You may also have a good chance of seeing moose and deer (be careful)! We stayed in Baddeck and we took one day to... More
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