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Beautiful views from every angle

This is a wonderful, magical lake that reflects the sparsely settled area of Cape Breton Island... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan S
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Vaughan, Canada
Simply beautiful

During our stay in Cape Breton we drove to many spots. This is a beautiful lake be it viewed from... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
huronhawk
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Toronto, Canada
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, magical lake that reflects the sparsely settled area of Cape Breton Island that it is situated in. It is a huge lake, with many coves and inlets, so as you drive it is well worth stopping along the way to look...More

1  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

During our stay in Cape Breton we drove to many spots. This is a beautiful lake be it viewed from the highway, hill or on the shore. Quite enjoyable. Many places to stop.

1  Thank huronhawk
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I would first like to say that I've grown up swimming in the lakes, as there are not just one there are many different lakes which make up this 'lake' I enjoy it and even beaches. There are many places which you can go to...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

We traveled from Sydney Mines to Bras D OR, ; through Georges River,Scotch Lake, Iron Ville, Boisdale,Shunacadie.Christmas Island Grand narrows inti Iona then turned around and headed for home. The trip took a couple of hours but it was very beautiful and relaxing

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

We were here as part of a ships tour. This is a lovely area, so many things to see and do. One could take several days to explore this area.

1  Thank parrottdize
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is my most favorite lake in the Province. It is spectacular. We have boated there many times. The water is so clean and in some areas you can see the white cliffs. We also love to jump off our boat for swim. A lot...More

Thank easterntreker
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Everytime we get off the boat in north sydney we go there for our breakfest. The staff is very friendly and quick with the meal, its a tasty breakfest.

Thank Angela A
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful lake! We stayed in Iona and saw beautiful sunsets over this amazing estuary. You can take a sailing cruise on the lake from Baddeck harbour. It is a UNESCO bio reserve. We saw seals, and bald eagles while sailing this lake!

Thank Tin-Tinu
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is an incredible lake and yes, the ride is long and the views and activities along it are worth the trip to see. Next time, we'd want to stay longer to enjoy all its beauty.

Thank MFamilyTraveller
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Mountains meet the sea to form a lovely experience. Accommodations and good restaurants are plentiful. Lots to see and do. Heartily recommended.

Thank NMDave
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Jessica A
September 2, 2017|
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Response from jandajessome | Reviewed this property |
Not really, it all depends on where you launch, the coast line is endless.There are hundreds of coves and inlets
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Fred H
June 9, 2016|
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Response from jandajessome | Reviewed this property |
There are a coup;e of places in Baddeck that would possibly rent boats, you would have to contact the right people
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