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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Address: Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-224-2306
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Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton...

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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Excellent Holiday for Hiking

The park is large and diverse. We hiked several trails and lakes. We were given a nice map on entrance and used it as well as a guide book to select our trails. We are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Barrington, Illinois
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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is large and diverse. We hiked several trails and lakes. We were given a nice map on entrance and used it as well as a guide book to select our trails. We are retirement age and found trails that were quite interesting but not too difficult or dangerous for our ability. Just to drive around the outer park... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful drives I've done! The cliffside views are gorgeous, as are the highlands. Definitely spend a day driving slowly and stopping at all the scenic pullouts - you won't regret it!

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Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warren Lake - great trail and connecting with nature; White Point - crashing waves and boats; drizzle and a rainbow!

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Estero, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Up in this part of the world with the family simply exploring and enjoying the sights. This park offered a great variety of hikes and vistas to enjoy as well as some great little shops scattered along the way. There was something for everyone as we made our way around the drive. Don't be in a hurry though as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our ship's excursion took us on the Cabot trail which is part of the national park. The road is rated one of the most scenic drives in the world. The autumn colors were stunning and we enjoyed our trip very much. We drove as far as Ingonish where we had lunch. Beautiful!

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd time around after a 20 year break and the place is still remarkable but more touristy. The family had a nice trip around the coast and we saw and lot and leaned a lot too!

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove clockwise on the Cabot Trail which runs through the National Park and on the edges. It is spectacular scenery. Be sure to take several days and stop along the way as it is too beautiful to miss.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can make it up to Cape Breton Island on your tour of Nova Scotia, a drive through this park is well worth it. Stunning scenery. My wife and I spent a day driving the Cabot Trail around the park. The Skyline Trail is well worth it, even if you are pressed for time. It is not at all... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this Park several times and always enjoyed our time there. This visit coincided with major road repairs on the Cabot trail. It has to be done I guess between the tourist season and winter coming on. It was very disturbing though. More concerning was our trip to the skyline trail. The park authority seem to be extending... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There has been a lot of work done in the park since my last visit - plenty of well paved look offs. Stunning views. Fall is a fantastic time to travel the Cabot Trail with the tress all ablaze!

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