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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (72 reviews)
“national park” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove the Cabot Trail counter-clockwise mid October. We lucked out as the weather was sunny, with clear blue skies, allowing the perfect light to showcase the vast array of Fall colours! We would highly recommend this drive at this time of year, less tourists...More

Thank njlSurrey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove through the trail early October and it was exceptional. We were also very lucky with the weather, very sunny and clear views which allowed us to enjoy the breathtaking views to the maximum. The drive was very pleasant and relaxing, it is something...More

Thank Pergamon2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

The drive is breathtaking as you drive along the cliffs on one side that plunge into the ocean and ascend on the other side to valley vistas on the other. We were ther October 8 and the fall colors were amazing.

Thank rick w
Reviewed 4 days ago

One spectacular view after another ... a beautiful ride! We did it clockwise but had no problems ...

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The views are fantastic. Do not miss this drive. The leaf color was great. We took the entire day driving and stopping to admire the views. Lots of pictures.

Thank Bhoff4273
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Cape Breton for the Celtic Colours Festival and wanted to take in local sites. We spent two days driving and exploring the Cabot Trail and needed more time. The scenery was beautiful and there are many more hikes we would like to...More

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful view along the coast. A local tour guide is the best way to see the special sights and views. I only had the day, but it would be a spectacular to stay along the way and spend a few days really getting to...More

Thank 259Nancy_
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a picturesque trail with great viewing from cliffs and valleys overlooking the surrounding water and small villages by the ocean. New blacktop was going in so the roads are getting better.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend driving anti-clockwise, as its easier to pull off the road into the viewing spots. We found the first part of the drive up the East side nice, but you don't get the spectacular views that you get on the West side. There...More

Thank EricEssex2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cabot Trail is as beautiful as you may have been led to believe ... the scenic beauty is among the best in the world. I preferred to drive it in the clockwise direction just so I would not be staring into a precipice too...More

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ed b
18 September 2017|
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Response from Cindy R | Reviewed this property |
It will be quite chilly. But I think the trails should still be accessible if hiking is your thing. You may also have a good chance of seeing moose and deer (be careful)! We stayed in Baddeck and we took one day to... More
Eleanor C
29 May 2017|
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Response from KatelynLumiere | Reviewed this property |
Anything comfortable - it sometimes gets chilly so you probably need some jackets and sweaters. However, I did pretty well in spring with just leggings and some long sleeved shirts + jackets. If you're looking to hike you... More
Carolyn A B
19 May 2017|
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Response from Duncan128 | Reviewed this property |
I would like to stay in Baddeck, a small cute town where Alexander Bell lived. Google it. I love it. Wish you have a fantastic trip in Canada's East Coast. Sorry about the late reply.