Cabot Trail

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Cape Breton, Canada

Cabot Trail Cape Breton Reviews

loripori loripori
272 reviews
Cabot Trail - Cape Breton Island Jan 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 12 & Thursday September 13, 2012

Ciad Mille Failte! Bienvenue! Welcome!

An Island on the Atlantic Coast, CAPE BRETON ISLAND is part of the Province of Nova Scotia. The 3,981 square mile island accounts for 18.7 % of the total area of Nova Scotia. Although physically separated from the Nova Scotia Peninsula by the Strait of Canso, it is connected to the mainland by the 1,385 metre (4,544 feet) long rock-filled Canso Causeway,

The Northern portion of Cape Breton Island is dominated by the Cape Breton Highlands. In 1936 the Federal Government established the National Park across the northern third of the Highlands,

The Cabot Trail scenic highway encircles the coastal perimeter.

Highlights of our visit to Cape Breton Island are : Visiting the Town of Baddeck, Ingonish area, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, staying overnight in Pleasant Bay and visiting the lovely town of Cheticamp, famous for its rug hooking art.

Cabot Trail

Located on Cape Breton Island the CABOT TRAIL is a scenic roadway. The route is 298 km (185 miles) in length and makes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands.

It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497.

The Northern section passed through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The western and eastern sections follow the rugged coastline, providing spectacular views of the ocean. The southwestern section passed through the Margaree River Valley before passing along Bras D'Or Lake.

The town of Baddeck is the gateway to the Cabot Trail. The western entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park is near Cheticamp, an Acadian fishing village famous for its hooked rugs and fiddle music.

I must say, Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed our Drive along the Cabot Trail. So many beautiful sights to see and so many small towns to explore.
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shelbymartin shelbyma…
3 reviews
Beautiful and Affordable Jul 07, 2011
The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton is probably the most beautiful trail I've ever traveled. It isn't during the entire trail that there is beautiful scenery, but once you enter into the National Park, there is many many great photo opportunities. There are a lot of look out points, beaches, and also picnic areas and what not. There's even a hostel in the National Park for people who are travelling through it. Definitely a must see of the beautiful Cape Breton.
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windypeg windypeg
6 reviews
Jul 26, 2007
If you are vacationing in Canada's Maritime provinces then make time to drive to Cape Breton. You'll definitely need a car to get around.....and its a must in order to drive one of the most beautiful drives in the world - The Cabot Trail. Any time of the year will be spectacular, but if you can time it for the maple leaves changing colour in October then you'll see it at its best. There are countless 'pull outs' along the highway to enjoy the view....stop at every one of them! won't be disappointed. You'll need to allow 5-7 hours to go at a leisurely pace, stop for photos, and for lobster chowder in any one of many seaside restaurants - try the town of Cheticamp!
Beginning of the Cabot Trail
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