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Address: Nova Scotia, Canada

Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers...

Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers magnificent views of dramatic coastline, bays, inlets and rolling farmlands.

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Overlooked sibling

Perhaps a bit overlooked compared to its more famous sibling (The Cabot Trail) this trail is just as enchanting with coastline that is as beautiful and untamed. Those who bypass... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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682 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Perhaps a bit overlooked compared to its more famous sibling (The Cabot Trail) this trail is just as enchanting with coastline that is as beautiful and untamed. Those who bypass the rest of Cape Breton to head straight for the Cabot Trail are missing something.

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We especially enjoyed our stop for an excellent lunch accompanied by excellent live Celtic music at the Celtic Music Interpretative Center in Judique

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I play the fiddle so this place is heaven to me. Fantastic scenery, great food and amazing music. Check out a few dances and concerts and you won't be disappointed.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This drive up the west coast of Cape Breton has great views of the ocean and coastline, as well as several places to hop on the coastal hiking trail. Lovely!

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Alfred, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

So many little towns to visit with great restaurants. Coastline views are incredibly beautiful. Don't just drive thru, stop and spend some time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great drive through a wonderful part of Nova Scotia. Scenery is beautiful, and it is sparsely populated. Some pubs have music nightly.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Beautiful scenery, great roads. Definitely worth the drive! Take your time and stop along the way to take in the gorgeous scenery.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This was the beginning of two summer trips and loved it each time. We fly into Halifax and rent a car. The west coast of CB is one of my favorite places. The scenery, food, locals, music, was all wonderful. We liked this part better than the northern tip and the east side of the island. Two years ago we... More 

Thank MacPEI
Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This route is a pretty unexceptional route. There are some views of the water, but it's often inland. It's the best way to get to some destinations that you might want to reach (Judique, Mabou, and Cabot Links), but there's no reason to go out of your way to take it otherwise.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

If you want to hear Fiddle Music you have come to the right place. The Ceilidh trail will lead you into the heart of Cape Breton Music. Stop into anyone of the CoOps or other small stores along this trail, and you can find postings on the info wall for a Ceilidh(gathering) happening somewhere. Better yet ask at the tourist... More 

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