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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cabot trail is an amazing drive and experience. While there is currently some roadwork being done, the experience is still great. I would suggest giving yourself at least a day (if not more) to allow you to stop along the way to soak in...More

Thank NewManDue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have your camera ready. You will want to stop at every scenic stop on the road. It is breathtakingly beautiful. If you have any interest in Scottish clans and tartans, stop in at the tartan store.

1  Thank TexasGrannieJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cabot Trail is an awesome experience! We left Baddeck and travelled from the East to the West , counter-clockwise. Allow 4 hrs at the least as there are many viewpoints . If you are planning on doing some trails you will need a couple...More

1  Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really hard to describe the Cabot Trail in a limited number of words. The drive itself is spectacular, characterized by many scenic look-offs, mountain vistas, ocean scenes, quaint fishing villages, and much more. If you like to drive, the tight, mountainous route is a...More

2  Thank RFGilbert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove the Cabot Trail alone with my daughter. Not gonna lie, I was scared driving. Would have rather been a passenger. The views are breathtaking. This is a must for everyone's bucket list!

Thank Jo Ann B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had a few hours to experience the world famous Cabot Trail on our way to Newfoundland, so we chose to go counter clockwise from Baddeck. We were quite underwhelmed at first as all the pretty scenery seemed to be behind us and we...More

Thank luvtotravel057
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopping and viewing any point along Cabot trail gives you a sense of place in our huge country. The traditional feeling of regionalism was replaced with a new and better one yet to be named. If you enjoy beaches and being able to get to...More

Thank FamJamVK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The drive is spectacular, a must see, not for a fearful driver. Many look out spots which is great for taking photos and just enjoying the view,

Thank KathleenFowler
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a wonderful day driving around the entire Cabot Trail in the counter-clockwise direction. We left Baddeck at 7 a.m. and arrived in Cheticamp at 1:30 p.m. Lots of stops along the way for pictures and there were a couple of short delays for...More

Thank kmn77
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Hiked on le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge trail. We actually hiked the trail in reverse, accidentally, so the uphill portion that should have been at the beginning was what we started with after stopping for lunch. That made the hike back a little more tiring...More

1  Thank R_OConnor14
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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.