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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, easy drive, lots of places to stop with a camera, and unique, historical landmarks.

Thank X5097ARjerryh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gave this a 4 because the Cabot Trail is actually beautiful, but the constant construction made this a total nightmare. I would highly recommend NOT going there this year and maybe not even next year. Unless you want to sit for up to 25...More

4  Thank BD103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so looking forward to visiting the Cabot Trail. And on the plus side I did a 2-3 hour hike (the Arcadia trail just past Cheticamp near the park entry) which was challenging and offered a range of gorgeous scenery. But I spent something...More

2  Thank Craig_Tapper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right now there. Are 12 construction spots that will give you long delays waiting to get through them most of them around the northern end A lot of long stretches of dirt road and just bumpy road. Leave lots of extra time to get to...More

1  Thank stephen a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of driving but well worth it! The national park is well maintained. Took too many pictures to be able to choose a few for this review!

Thank Leslyns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from the flat Midwest, this was certainly a different drive with the mountains and the ocean, picturesque villages that I have pictured myself living in. The coastal scenery was alternately rugged and tempestuous while some were placid and bucolic. The long and winding roads...More

1  Thank chicago20162016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went counter clockwise and took a full 8 hours with stops for photos, food. No shopping. The views were spectacular around every corner and you really could spend a few days here to hike and fully enjoy all the area has to offer. Make...More

Thank Karyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like car drive tourism this is the BEST road in the world. Impossible to describe here how wonderful is. You MUST see it to believe.

Thank NakaoSP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do!!!!! My family is from Cape Breton and every year I go down to visit them for a few weeks. I have never done the Cabot trail in the 30 years I've been going back. This trip was different as I...More

2  Thank Dwayne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We divided the scenic drive: one day from St Ann's to White Point and the next day from Margaree Harbour to Pleasant Bay. I've previously written about St Ann's to White Point, so I won't repeat myself here. Without a doubt this was our preferred...More

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Eleanor C
28 May 2017|
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Response from KatelynLumiere | Reviewed this property |
Anything comfortable - it sometimes gets chilly so you probably need some jackets and sweaters. However, I did pretty well in spring with just leggings and some long sleeved shirts + jackets. If you're looking to hike you... More
Carolyn A B
19 May 2017|
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Response from Duncan128 | Reviewed this property |
I would like to stay in Baddeck, a small cute town where Alexander Bell lived. Google it. I love it. Wish you have a fantastic trip in Canada's East Coast. Sorry about the late reply.