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Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number:
9022953310
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to...

One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.

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Stunning scenery

We drove the trail counter clockwise and I believe the view was better . Allow lots of time for the roadside stops and attractions in the villages around the trail. We took a... read more

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Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
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Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
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We drove the trail counter clockwise and I believe the view was better . Allow lots of time for the roadside stops and attractions in the villages around the trail. We took a total of 3 days to drive around the trail and I'm glad we did. It's a true Canadian beauty.

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Thank Peggy C
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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176 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are three top rated ocean-view roads in the world. Consensus says that Big Sur is number one but the Cabot Trail and the Great Ocean in Victoria Australia are both very close to being there too! I have been visiting Cape Breton for 60 years and have done the Trail many times. If you can have a "spirit place"... More 

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4 Thank Terry F
Toronto, Canada
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663 reviews
416 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

One of Canada's most scenic areas, and one of the most interesting stretches of road in the country. Also one of those rare places where its reputation is as good as promised. It is best around the national park but the views from the Trail edge are spectacular all along. For those stopping to take a closer look at the... More 

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2 Thank FirstCircle
Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We did not drive the whole Cabot Trail. We drove from Baddeck to Cheticamp. We had lunch at the Dancing Goat. Someone recommended Dancing Goat to us. It was a great lunch. The drive after the restaurant to Cheticamp was awesome. We saw the Atlantic Ocean on one side and mountains on the other side of the road. The landscape... More 

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4 Thank shumardp
Quebec City, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Well worth the visit. Remember to do the skyline trail, yes it is a lot of walking, but so worth the view from on top of the world. We saw two moose.. all we can say is WOW! The drive in the mountains and every stop is well worth it. Start early in the morning to take the time to... More 

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3 Thank Jack S
Montreal, Canada
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151 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My boyfriend and I camped at the Cheticamp Campsite for a few days in August 2016. The National Park itself is huge and you could easily spend weeks exploring all of it. We had a short time in Cape Breton, so we followed the Cabot Trail and chose to visit the Northern part of the trail all the way to... More 

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5 Thank Meghan S
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Reviews simply do not do it justice. You must experience this at least once in your lifetime just make sure to take a full day so you can stop at various points to enjoy the views without being rushed. Sightseeing at the finest. I WILL return again.

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5 Thank Donna R
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208 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Forget California's HWY 1 or The Big Sur. Cabot Trail is the most spectacular coastal highway in North America. I've gone around the full trail, and first 15 miles from Cheticamp to Pleasant Bay is the most spectacular section.

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7 Thank Hunter k
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It was her first time already and we haven't done much travelling in Canada. I can't say how much we love the Cabot Trail. The views are just breathtaking and well worth the trip. The people out east and the scenery are very nice and we look forward to going back again very soon. Make sure you drive the whole... More 

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3 Thank Greg B
Hudson River Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

First time visiting this beautiful part of the world. Heard about this trail from someone else on a bike and said it's a must do. So we did it. First off its 120 miles of the most stunningly beautiful coast line and roads you will see. Gas up first before hitting the trail, we didn't see many gas stations but... More 

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