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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” (79 reviews)
“nova scotia” (116 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9022953310
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"counter clockwise"
in 86 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 79 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 116 reviews
"national park"
in 86 reviews
"bucket list"
in 52 reviews
"take your time"
in 53 reviews
"west side"
in 41 reviews
"road construction"
in 32 reviews
"take pictures"
in 35 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 40 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 19 reviews
"meat cove"
in 66 reviews
"rusty anchor"
in 17 reviews
"long drive"
in 29 reviews
"fall colors"
in 21 reviews
"ingonish beach"
in 31 reviews
"every turn"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Driving the John Cabot Trail was a very pleasant relaxed trip. My wife and I and another couple devoted a week to the trail. It is very scenic with quaint fishing village, coastal scenery, beautiful historic towns and lobster pots. It was very layback ,...More

Thank Tom w
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the second time we have done the trail. The first was a number of years ago when it was misty and rainy. We traveled counter clockwise. It was amazing, despite the weather. This time the weather was bright and sunny and we did...More

Thank Jill K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to visit this year and last year and loved it both times. There is construction all over Mackenzie Mountain, dirt roads on and off from Pleasant Bay to the Fishing Cove trailhead. Beware motorcycle riders! You need to buy a pass to make...More

1  Thank stairscase4
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Traveled the Cabot trail for one day stopping as often as we could to take pictures and enjoy the sheer mass of Cape Breton. Wish we had time to camp along the trail and do longer hikes but time constricted us. An absolute must do...More

Thank Edward H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely will be going back and planing some camping on the way. A must see. Gorgeous views. Hoping to see a moose next time!

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The drive around the Cabot Trail is approximately 180 Miles. But it’s never boring and goes far to quickly. There are lots of scenic pullovers and opportunities to hike along the way. Once you are in the park it’s very austere so pack water and...More

Thank BillLeighty
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We very much enjoyed our stay on Cape Breton, the Highlands were beautiful! Cabot Trail was a nice ride and some amazing and stunning views through the national park. We drove it clockwise starting in Baddeck. We did it over a course of a few...More

Thank Sweetchic
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The scenic panoramas of Cabot Trail are meant to be enjoyed. Gorgeous views are abundant. The road can be a bit bumpy at times, so slow is better. Life should be enjoyed at a slower pace anyway. A must see if you are going to...More

Thank Victoria D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed it so much last year that we brought family back this year. The views are fantastic, the quiet and peacefulness is terrific, and seeing the wildlife is awesome. Their is still construction on the NW, N, and E side of the Cabot Trail, some...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A scenic road with lots of places to stop, look at the view or walk on one of the many trails. It can get quite scary in places, mainly in the north,with the steep inclines and hair pin bends. There are also roadworks going on...More

Thank mouseHerts
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Gray S
14 August 2018|
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SaralovedMexico
10 August 2018|
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Response from benjamin234 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recommend that. It would be a drive of about 700 km on country roads. With 2 children it could become a horror trip. Take your time, have a good meal somewhere, maybe have a look into Flora‘s, a huge shop with... More
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rgarbersd
5 August 2018|
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We were in Sydney at the end of July, saw the cruise ship and asked, "Why?" We could only assume that there were excursions from the ship that took passengers along part of the Cabot Trail. There is absolutely NOTHING to... More
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