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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” (73 reviews)
“national park” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a tour up the Cabot Trail during the third week of September 2017 and there was not a leaf changing color yet! This is a beautiful part of the world with lots of forests and wildlife, however, I do agree with some reviewers,...More

Thank lovetohike1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Cape Breton NS, you must do the Cabot Trail. It is a very wonderful and scenic trail filled with many possible adventures and little oasis's off the beaten path. If you have time travel to the...More

Thank firechief-JL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very real place to see all the splendor and wild life that Nova Scotia Has to offer. If your a Canadian is time we all as Canadians travel our own Beautiful Country

Thank Ariesmark
Reviewed 11 November 2017

While there are some scenic points of view, much of it is a long drive on a road flanked by trees on both sides with no view of the ocean. If that's what you like, go for it.

Thank Scootron
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This was never on my bucket list and I'm not sure why!! This is one of the most beautiful places on earth with the most stunning views all along the trail. Definitely taking my family bringing my family here to experience. It's a place that...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Cabot Trail is one of the best Trails you will ever see in Canada. The mountains, the lakes and the greenery is the best . Alexander Bell called Cape Breton God's Country and if anybody visits, they will understand why.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to see the in the fall. Being from Australia we just don’t get trees like this in such vast quantities. Beautiful scenic drive with viewpoint along the way. Take your time and stop as much as possible.

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove the entire trail a couple of years ago in October, and we loved it so much we drove it again this October. The only difference in the drive was that the first time we went clockwise and this time we...More

1  Thank lagill333
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Looking for a weekend trip to somewhere, I headed to Nova Scotia, and ultimately towards Cape Breton. It was 8 degrees celsius, cloudy, a couple of showers, and very windy, a tourist's nightmare (oooooh, the humanities!). But, even though I'm also a tourist, in my...More

1  Thank TravelsWithChihuahua
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I had the Cabot Trail hyped up pretty high before I made my trip to Nova Scotia. So much so that I was starting to wonder if it would be able to live up to my expectations. Wow, did it ever!!! There are so many...More

1  Thank TravelingNudists
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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.