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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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9022953310
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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 18 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 October 22, 2017 via mobile

This should be in the top 3 places to see in Canada. Breathtaking scenery and view. Lots of lookouts. Mountains, ocean and hills. Absolutely stunning nature spot.

Thank Alextar25
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We went around the Cabot Trail on Thursday and it was just beautiful with all the leaves changing. It's an amazing scenery and well worth the drive! Friends of ours had mentioned that there was a lot of construction but we went through Baddeck first...More

Thank Sylvia_10
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Perfect time to visit, not so many tourists and the fall colors were beautiful. Lots of tourist spots were closed for the season, but we did find a few open

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Awesome colours!! Awesome views!!.....definitely a must on everyone's bucket list!! A real touch of the mystery of nature.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

we drove the over two days at the begining of October , for the Fall colours, well we got we wanted and then so much more...... for sheer jaw dropping beauty not just the colours but the breath taking beauty of the landscape at each...More

1  Thank algonquinfan
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We started our trip by taking the Englishtown ferry. The ferry cost $7. Some of the road was under construction . As we drove the scenery got better and better. When we reached Neil Harbour we turned off the main road on to New Haven...More

Thank Gary O
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Vern is an excellent guide who is knowledgeable about the areas. She tailor made our Cape Breton trip that is perfect for the duration and budget. She took care of all planning, booking and driving. We can just enjoy the sceneries and hikes that took...More

Thank KatyEasyhiker
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Today, we drove from Baddeck to Ingonish Beach on the Cabot Trail, plus a side trip to the Coastal Loop. The scenery was incredible, despite the fact that we were in and out of downpours. The Autumn colors still shone through. And, yes, based on...More

Thank Millerdb
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We drove the Cabot Trail counter-clockwise mid October. We lucked out as the weather was sunny, with clear blue skies, allowing the perfect light to showcase the vast array of Fall colours! We would highly recommend this drive at this time of year, less tourists...More

Thank njlSurrey
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We drove through the trail early October and it was exceptional. We were also very lucky with the weather, very sunny and clear views which allowed us to enjoy the breathtaking views to the maximum. The drive was very pleasant and relaxing, it is something...More

Thank Pergamon2014
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TMHoliday
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Sjg359 | Reviewed this property |
Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck was great and its in the middle of the trail so you could go either way.
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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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