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“Beautiful scenic drive”
Review of Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail
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US$912.00*
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Cape Breton Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We stayed in Baddeck and did the whole drive in one day, including quite a few stops and 2 walks - skyline Walk and Middle Head Walk. Very enjoyable and didn't feel rushed.

2  Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

Amazing ride with beautiful sights. We went in July but were told the best time to go is in the fall because of the beautiful colours.

2  Thank jess194
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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

A must see trail, breathtaking! The best time is the fall, the colour, colour amazing colour. Good to put in someone's bucket list.

2  Thank Duncan128
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

We spent several days on Cape Breton. We did the Cabot Trail in sections. To try and do the entire road in a day is an injustice. There are too many things to stop and enjoy.

The west side of the Trail offers (in my opinion) the more spectacular views. This side is definitely a mountain road. It is not narrow but is winding and has elevation changes.

The top section of the road just passes through forest. This is where taking a side trip out toward the water and small villages adds to the experience. Detour to Meat Cove and/or take the Coastal route that will loop back the Cabot Trail.

The east side is a bit more narrow, and does offer some spectacular views. You have more access to beaches and coves on this section.

All in all, this is a top 10 scenic drive. This is coming from someone who has driven Trail Ridge Rd. in Rocky Mountain NP, Going to the Sun Rd. in Glacier,NP, Beartooth Hwy in Montana and the Icefields Parkway in Banff/Jasper NP.

8  Thank Bulldog82
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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We went out on the trail early December just for a drive and the view are great. But nothing was open not a singed bar, restaurant or cafe. Highlight was a slice of pizza at a convenience store

1  Thank Stuart T
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