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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 30, 2018

It was my first time doing the Cabot trail and it was amazing! The views are spectacular! My main activity was to hike the Skyline trail and it too was wonderful! Everyone should do the Cabot trail. I’m sure they will love it as much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the Cabot trail on our sport bikes in 2011. We came back to do the trail again with our two young children who are 5 and almost 2. The views are stunning, the hikes are great, the little eatery we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LisaM26
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Stunning area with such spectacular views and many different trails. Lots to suit all walkers with varying capabilities.... My son and I had glorious weather to travel around this area and both loved the Trails, the lakes to swim in and watched whales from one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan W
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We drove through the Cape Breton Highlands in August, the weather was extremely hot uncomfortable to walk around. A trip by car is a good way to view the area, but walking the Ridge trail would have been to hot. The area is very nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rescueman989
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

What a great road to explore, winding roads, scenic overlooks, quaint towns, hiking trails, surrounded by the ocean! A must go to destination.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BanffHiker
Reviewed September 21, 2018

A big shout out to Daniel Ross Cabot Trail Biker & PEI Biker of you considering to visit PEI & or Nova Scotia do not hesitate any longer. Giddy up. Visit cabot trail biker .com about for further and trust any of the suggestions therein...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaddyO1965
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I decided to take a day off and go for a drive - a long one. We had a lovely day, stopping at lots of spots and had very nice conversations with the locals all the way up to White Point. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Just finished a two week road trip of the Maritimes and what was likely my 15th time around the Cabot Trail. It's not rated one of the world's best drives without good reason. The scenery is spectacular and the entire trail is dotted with many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We enjoy this scenic drive and stopped several times to see the overlooks and the ocean. The trail is beautiful with trees, ocean views, and mountains.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Every Canadian should do this magnificent trail. Stunning scenes and the Park is well run with great hiking trails which we enjoyed: Middle Head and the Coastal Trail wee all we could do but we were impressed. The Parks Canada website for Cape Breton Park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from Pat O | Reviewed this property |
We were in NS in September 2018, and many places had accommodations. October has the Festival of Colors, which is very very popular - and FUN... Reservations are almost a must during that time. I would stay as flexible as... More
October 16, 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Dans la ville de Chéticamp y a beaucoup d'hotel, je ne pourrais pas vous répondres. Désolée