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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

There are two schools of thought on riding the Cabot Trail. My recommendation is to go counter clockwise as you will see sweeping views of the Highlands you just dont get going clockwise. I will probably go back and ride in the opposite direction one...More

10  Thank LAHarleygal
Reviewed August 8, 2010

As described in the book, '1000 Places to See Before You Die,' the Cabbot Trail is one of the Eastern Seaboard's best attractions. From the scenic drive to the hiking trais to the picturesque villages, the Cabot Trail is awesome. We started our visit in...More

15  Thank MarkD13
Reviewed August 4, 2010

The Cabot Trail is by far the highlight of our tour of PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Beautiful winding road leads up spectacular mountains with great opportunity to stop at various lookouts. Not to be missed!

4  Thank top_mom007
Reviewed June 20, 2010

My wife and I just finished driving the cabot trail from Sydney to Cheticamp. The ride was just breath taking! It took us about 3 hours because of all the sightseiing stops that are available during the trail. Recomendation: if you are driving a manual...More

6  Thank mprudh
Reviewed March 4, 2010

I have ridden my bike in many places in Canada, Europe, Iceland, Central America, etc, and have always thought of my rides around the Cabot Trail as tyhe best. It's a 4-5 day loop with great hotels nicely spaced, and the people are genuinely interested...More

6  Thank PhiliptheGuest
Reviewed October 12, 2009

At the end of Septemeber we went to Nova Scotia and drove the Cabot Trail. It is beautiful. Unfortunately we were on a tour and did not get to spend as much time as we would have liked to spend on the Cabot Trail. Allow...More

5  Thank jwelhwel
Reviewed October 8, 2009

We just returned from our tour of the Cabot Trail driving from Baddeck to Cheticamp on October 7. We had rain the day before and the day after, but on that day we dodged a few raindrops and saw the most amazing scenery. The road...More

13  Thank MNB01
Reviewed September 5, 2009

The National Park is truely a treasure with spectacular scenery and lots to do if you like camping and hiking. I had been to the Cabot Trail before but this place is so wonderful that I'd like to go again and spend more time. The...More

9  Thank ngik1srf9
Reviewed April 1, 2009

I'm from Muskoka and I've never seen so many moose in one day! Just an amazing place. We camped in Cheticamp and drove the trail a few times. We also went whale watching in Cheticamp and had a great dinner with fantastic East Coast musicians...More

10  Thank Guncho
Reviewed November 22, 2008

We just returned from beautiful Nova Scotia. We loved every minute of our trip. We can't wait to return. We fell in love with the people, music and landscape! We will come back and also would love to take in PEI. Just didn't have enough...More

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daria b
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Response from ebecker1948 | Reviewed this property |
Great place. The ride around the complete Cabot Trail is spectacular. Great Seafood everywhere. Lots of hiking along the trail to remote areas but most trails are somewhat challenging. The Rusty Anchor restaurant at... More
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Response from Carolvaca | Reviewed this property |
Oui, je vous conseille de coucher au moins une nuit à Chéticamp y a beaucoup d'motel.