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Driving Cabot Trail from Sydney, Cananda

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Driving Cabot Trail from Sydney, Cananda

We are arriving in Sydney, Canada via cruise ship on Sunday, Sept 25th and would like to rent a call and drive a little of the Cabot Trail. Is it easy to get from the dock to the trail? The cruise line is offering an all day excursion, which is waitlisted. How long does it take to get to a few of the more beautiful sites along the Trail from Sydney?

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1. Re: Driving Cabot Trail from Sydney, Cananda

I am glad you realize you cannot drive the entire Cabot Trail, and in most people's opinions the best part is the furthest away. You can get further than the ship's tour, however because you will not be waiting for others at the stops and will not be forced into shopping.

Here is a possible route: http://bit.ly/qgZ7EM

The part past Ingonish is scenic and the ship's tour does not go there as far as I know.

Another option is to go to Baddeck (Alexander Graham Bell Museum, etc.) and Iona (Highland Museum). This is a very scenic drive along the Bras D'Or Lakes as you can return by another route: http://bit.ly/ojNtm0

Another option is to spend your time at Louisbourg. www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg/index.aspx

http://bit.ly/nEJWbc

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2. Re: Driving Cabot Trail from Sydney, Cananda

Thank you for the great information! I had already been looking at the google maps and wondered if the area around Baddeck would be just as good a choice as trying to get to Cheticamp or Ingonish. I think that is what we are going to try if we can find a rental car place that is open on Sunday! Thanks again.

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3. Re: Driving Cabot Trail from Sydney, Cananda

Here are some recent posts, including a bit of information about renting a car.

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154973-i2203-k4561…

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154973-i2203-k2753…

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154973-i2203-k4497…

Edited: 05 September 2011, 10:54
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Many thanks!

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