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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
9022953310
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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” (73 reviews)
“nova scotia” (112 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"counter clockwise"
in 86 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 73 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 112 reviews
"national park"
in 86 reviews
"bucket list"
in 53 reviews
"take your time"
in 49 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 43 reviews
"road construction"
in 32 reviews
"west side"
in 39 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 18 reviews
"take pictures"
in 33 reviews
"meat cove"
in 64 reviews
"long drive"
in 29 reviews
"fall colors"
in 21 reviews
"rusty anchor"
in 15 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 25 reviews
"every turn"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For the driving enthusiast, this trail is nothing short of fun. We came on a gloomy cold day with scattered showers and had very little traffic and relatively dry roads! Hit about 5 construction zones that requires you to follow the leader, but not enough...More

Thank MingenPowa
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Reviewed yesterday

We left Sydney around 8:00 am and had an amazing day from to ocean to the top of the mountains an incredible view at almost every turn. A fun stop was at the Wreck cove general store where we met some really great people. We...More

Thank sidesx4
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This drive is so much more than the postcard pictures of the winding road on the mountainsides. That is only the west side of the trail. There is also a breathtaking climb or descent (depending on direction) midway, and other lovely vistas. Even on the...More

Thank kathy233
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Reviewed yesterday

The Cabot trail is beautiful most beautiful time is the fall the colours of the leaves are amazing to see lots of places to explore some small shop to check out along the way

Thank sunshinesueCanada
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Reviewed yesterday

We traveled the trail and walked th skyline trail., these are a must do when visiting Nova Scotia. Views are breath taking around every corner.

Thank 1984gn
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The drive around the trail provides many scenic overlooks to allow for pictures. We hiked the Skyline trail which ends in a beautiful view of the ocean. We were rewarded along the trail by coming upon a moose grazing near the trail. We also hiked...More

Thank MAOSyracuse_NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Id read a lot of comments on whether to drive the east or west side first of the Cabot Trail. Having started in Baddeck and driven the Trail in about 6 hours (lots of stops for photos) I really think the bang for your buck...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Omg, spent several hours driving this trail, there are really no words to describe it apart from OH MY GOD, get to Cape Breton Nova Scotia and experience it’s glory for yourself. The big man upstairs has excelled in giving Canada another breathtaking location. If...More

Thank John J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The views are simply breathtaking. Make sure your gas tank is full, your tires have good tread and your brakes are in good shape. There are a lot of places to pull off and take in the spectacular views. There are numerous hiking trails along...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very cool drive up and down and into curves but the views of the ocean cannot be missed. Go slow and enjoy and the drive is great. There are pullovers to cool down your brakes.

Thank suemod99
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TMHoliday
11 May 2018|
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Response from Sjg359 | Reviewed this property |
Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck was great and its in the middle of the trail so you could go either way.
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Anoop C
20 January 2018|
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Response from KatyEasyhiker | Reviewed this property |
We planned our own itinerary and hired a hiking guide. She did the accommodations bookings, arranged the logistics and did all driving. We just enjoyed the hikes and the sceneries. The most relaxing holidays ever.
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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
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