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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent three days, i.e ee had a stopover in Cape North because ee also wanted time for hiking. Weather was not on our sude for the hiking thiugh, but even so it was good to have extra time. We also tried out some of...More

Thank LiseBB2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful trip in the fall. Couldn't get enough of the vibrant colors. Met some great people in the towns along the way. Smokey Mountain is a wild ride!! Can't wait to go again.

Thank langloisallen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you never get out of the car, the views are breathtaking all around the park! However, we do recommend the trails, if time and weather permit.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing during this time of year with all the colors. Just did the trail during the fall festival and wish we had more time to hike more trails along the way. Wish there were more pull off spots as some we could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Cabot Trail last week and the weather was not that good. Lots of clouds and some drizzle but a few sunny breaks in mid afternoon. That being said, it was still worth the drive. Beautiful scenery most of the way with many...More

Thank Luv2travel_RS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as I remember, this was my 5th time around the Cabot trail. The drive alone is always worth it with all the amazing views and vistas, not to mention the hairpin turns and serpentine switchbacks up and down the hillsides. The real treat...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Give yourself a full day to enjoy and appreciate this beautiful drive. There are many overlooks for scenic views and many trails to walk. Also be sure to stop in one of the general stores for an ice cream break. Unfortunately we did not see...More

Thank 622eagle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hooked up to the trail, going counterclockwise, for the benefit of photos. Morning sun lit up the views and then we got the same treatment coming down the west coast in the afternoon. Just can't stop saying how wonderful the drive and experience was.

Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove the trail just prior to the Celtic Colors festival. Beautiful place and gorgeous fall colors. Not a great deal of traffic on the roads but quite a few construction delays. Having read previous reviews I was a bit skeptical about the drive but it...More

Thank Anonymous081
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed so many beautiful views from our car, but most hikes/walks had stairs. I use a motorized scooter, but couldn’t always access the trails that were considered easy because at least a portion of the trail required stairs. The Skyline trail is mostly accessible...More

Thank Linda A
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daria b
3 October 2018|
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Thanks! Hope this is still holding true with the rainy weather.