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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 September 4, 2018 via mobile

If you go to Nova Scotia, you haven't lived until you visited the Cabot Trail. Give yourself 3 days minimum. The views are breathtaking!

Thank D'Arcy B
Reviewed September 3, 2018

What an incredible experience the Cabot Trail is! We were camping in the area specifically to do the Cabot Trail and our hosts at the campground gave us GREAT advice to do the trail counter clockwise. We had the dogs with us and planned to...More

2  Thank Aud E
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Thoroughly enjoy The Cabot Trail which we did over two days.In some places the road is in a state of disrepair so be sure to leave plenty of time if you have a deadline.The scenery is magnificent.

Thank Anna Y
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This drive was gorgeous. It reminds you of driving along Big Sur in California. There are a few pull offs for photos

Thank thetravelingsister
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is about the fifth time we've ridden the Cabot Trail by Motorcycle in the last decade. On this occasion (24 August) the weather was perfect, and you could see forever. There was a little road construction - gravel - to deal with, but for...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed August 31, 2018

There are certainly some gorgeous views at times, but I felt there were more times when there was absolutely nothing to view but green trees and more green trees. We did not do the complete trail, but probably 75% of it. Maybe I had over...More

Thank jbmorris77
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The best time for me to go around the trail is in the month of October. The trees all change colours around the first or second week of October. It is like a colourful postcard, breathtaking for sure. Around the MARGARET River, I remember seeing...More

1  Thank hdavids0n
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice views, but toooo much construction. Lengthy waits, water trucks creating alot of mud. Not bad if you are in a vehicle. But do not eat at the lobster galley restaurant.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Now the Cabot trail is amazing! I went with my family and it was a beautiful drive with multiple stops along the way! We really really loved it!

Thank MMQJ
Reviewed August 29, 2018

When we first started down the trail we couldn't figure out the attraction of it. But the more time we spent, and the more we explored and drove it, the better it became. Worth a visit, but don't rush.

Thank Yvonne H
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daria b
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Thanks! Hope this is still holding true with the rainy weather.