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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.
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

well I wish I could say that this trip around the Cabot trail was one of the best rips I have taken but the weather just did not comply it was at best rainy and foggy but did manage to get some very good shots...More

Thank Mikelee99
Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw the Cabot trail on a Tauck bus tour. Worth every bit. The scenery is amazing and the history and people are delightful. Good food and awe inspiring. Pick your time carefully. The fall colors are later than you would think. October.

Thank Sippytime
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the materials and reviews we had read, I felt that the trail would be appropriate for a passenger with limited mobility - to view the sights primarily from the car. However, except for a few stops with nice views, most of the trip was...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, this road is non-stop scenic wonder. Much like the California coastal highway. However, it is also a hassle-free access road to a great group of hiking trails. Plan to spend at least two days on the circult, We spend three days, and I wish...More

Thank NatureLoverMass
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a highly anticipated trip during our 9 day Maritime tour. We were not disappointed. We chose to go clockwise starting at Cheticamp around thru Baddeck. We found the most spectacular part was the gorgeous cliffs and vistas from Cheticamp to Pleasant Bay. We...More

Thank Yardener
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cabot Trail is hyped as one of the best scenic road trips in North America. Well, it is beautiful in places, and there are a couple of "Oh, wow!" moments that will make you look for a place to pull over for a photo,...More

Thank DickfromSeattle
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a wonderful day spent driving from Baddeck up to Neil's Harbour. The views are outstanding, lots of pull off spots for pictures. Wreck cove was beautiful, with trail down to beach. Many local artisans stops. The glass shop was excellent. Would recommend this drive,...More

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently spent five days in Nova Scotia which had been on our "bucket list" for several years. We were expecting the highlights to be Cape Breton/Cabot Trail and Halifax/Lunenberg/Peggy's Cove. We thoroughly enjoyed the latter (including Mahone Bay), but were quite...More

2  Thank BuckeyeTravelersTwo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the North entrance of Cabot Trail from Baddec. What presents itself in front of you is surely part of paradise. The confluence of ocean, sky, mountain and cliffs is a reward for everything you've done right in this world. Just keep driving...More

1  Thank 443bhaskarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cabot Trail was one of the main the highlights of our Cape Breton visit. We made the complete loop in one day, but the next time, would like to spend more time, staying overnight along the trail. Plenty of scenic photo stops. For the...More

1  Thank Rick W
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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.