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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 17 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"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are very beautiful. The driver needs to be focused on the road because of the twists and turns. Accordingly, i recommend frequent stops to view the sights otherwise only the passengers will in enjoy it. We were centered in Sydney and did a...More

Thank huronhawk
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You could spend DAYS on the Cabot Trail and still find new things to enjoy. The views are amazing and the people who work in the shops and restaurants are fun and entertaining. We spent a day and a half on the trail and felt...More

2  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Whether it's basing yourself in one place in Cape Breton and doing the trail and stopping at sights and trails as a day trip, or staying at various places along the way over the course of a few days, there are many ways you can...More

2  Thank KTYYC
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Approximately 300 kms of Breathtaking views as you make your way around the world famous Cabot Trail where The natural beauty of the highlands provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities such as golfing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, whale watching, and motorcycle owners, you will want...More

2  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

You can't go to Cape Breton Island without doing the Cabot Trail. We went in September and were disappointed not to see fall colours because they were late in coming due to the unseasonably long summer. There was lots of road work happening, and it...More

Thank Wanda K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

While it may seem unfair to compare Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail with California's Big Sur coastline, I couldn't help but be reminded time and again of their similarities—winding roads, big water, coastal hideaways, colorful inhabitants, artful craft displays, two lanes, sunlight and history. Cabot Trail...More

1  Thank REJ810
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Looks a lot like driving through Maine. Nice, but not spectacular. We drove 5 hours each way from Halifax. Not worth visiting a second time.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The cabot trail is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Everywhere I turned I could see amazing views and animals. On the skyline trail we got very close to a mama moose and her little baby. The rest of the hike was...More

1  Thank Owen D
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I had the privilege of working on this island for 2 years. I drove the Cabot trail a couple of time every month and it never ceased to amaze me. There are so many beautiful spots visible from the road/ to hike too. Every lunch...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This trail offers some of the most beautiful coastal views Ive seen in all my travels. Nature at its finest and undisturbed. My only regret was not having more time to take in some of the side trails or time just to sit and take...More

2  Thank devis0n
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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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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
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