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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands with its abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery and human history dating back to the last Ice Age.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“skyline trail” (192 reviews)
“cape breton” (131 reviews)
“hiking trails” (72 reviews)
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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+1 902-224-2306
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"skyline trail"
in 192 reviews
"cape breton"
in 131 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 72 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 76 reviews
"broad cove"
in 30 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 41 reviews
"spent two days"
in 12 reviews
"bog trail"
in 20 reviews
"west side"
in 28 reviews
"highlands national park"
in 25 reviews
"great hiking"
in 16 reviews
"ingonish beach"
in 24 reviews
"every turn"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 27 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 19 reviews
"middle head trail"
in 22 reviews
"road construction"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth the drive! Loved every minute we spent here. Only had two days and it wasn’t long enough to take advantage of the beautiful park. Spent a an afternoon swimming at the North beach. Nobody was on it. Incredible beach.

Thank Resser06
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Reviewed today

I read that we should plan on 3-5 days to do the park justice. I guess that's true if hiking, whale watching excursions are included. We were two 70-something couples and did not do either. We did stay in Cheticamp, Ingonish and Baddeck and enjoyed...More

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Reviewed today

I recently spent two nights camping in the Broad Cove campground at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The drive into the campground through Ingonish was breath-taking (and a little wild at times). This campground was near to all the conveniences of Ingonish (grocery store, cafes,...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice views. It was a long drive and most of the little harbors are outside of the park but you have to pay to get into the park to get to them. Construction along the way slows you down but there's no way to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Park covers most of the famous Cabot Trail scenic drive. We camped at Ingonish Beach. There are numerous hiking trails of varying length and for those of varying levels of ability. You can spend a day, or a week and there’s lots to see...More

Thank Haligon
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Reviewed yesterday

Great trails, recommend Middlehead for a nice afternoon hike and the coastal trail if you want an adventure. Both trails are fun and not too challenging. However they are not gravel trails be prepared to hike, the views are worth it!

Thank Steph2459
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Trees, mountains, bears and lots of hiking available. We loved this park. As soon as we drove through the park gates, a small black bear walked out to the edge of the road as if to welcome us. (Do not approach wildlife. Just a reminder:)...More

Thank Wadingmoose
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had such an incredible time! My husband and I did a total of 4 trails in two days, and drove all of the Cabot Trail. The staff at the info centres were amazing and super helpful. This was our first visit and they were...More

Thank Henlioc
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An incredible place to visit. Since we saw 6 moose this visit and no doubt that interests many who are coming, my review will mostly focus on how to accomplish that. They mostly come out at in the mornings and evenings. If you look on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We mostly drove since we were short on time, and only did less than half at that, but even short hops out of the car were fabulous. It is a special place. One of the locals pegged it right when he said to do Cape...More

1  Thank mpm1
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Sharon J
August 1, 2018|
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I'm sorry, I really don't tknow. Can you find the answer on the park site?
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tripfriend92
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Ingonish at Broad Cove Campground. Lots of great hikes and sites within short driving distance from Ingonish.
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cathywhiteh
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Cat M | Reviewed this property |
If you’re into the outdoors , I would suggest you do a few trail in the National Park; Skyline Trail , Acadian Trail , Franey etc. There are many to visit. The Gypsum mines in Cheticamp is a nice little spot to stop for a... More
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