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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow and more wow! Unbelievable scenery with so many different landscapes. We went in the off season and so everything was closed and boy was it cold and windy, but that didn't take away from the beauty of the entirety of the trail. If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karimacchesney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had always taken the Cabot Trail in a clockwise direction until this trip. Starting at Ingonish and going counter clockwise toward Cheticamp gave a much better view. The weather was changeable, but always seemed to improve as we got near to our viewpoint stops....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Beautiful drive in spring,summer,and fall, scenery next to none, there is a lot of road construction which is it’s down fall but I guess it needs to be done, A must to do while in Cape Breton

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hjamessmith
Reviewed 5 January 2019

The Cabot Trail is as lovely as the photos make it out to be and well worth the time to drive it. It is true that the western section from above Cheticamp to Pleasant Bay probably has the most expansive majestic views. But you would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank jmillsnc
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

This trip can be done in a day. Or if you have the time several days can be spent doing it. There are many attractions to suit many different lifestyles. There are Museums, walking trails and great beaches. There are many cabins, motels, B and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 19,460,509
Reviewed 20 December 2018

John Cabot was actually Italian, not English. So, we followed Giovanni's Trail around Cape Breton. The views and sights are spectacular. We stayed in a couple of the campgrounds, and explored from there. Waterfalls in the interior, rocky coasts on the exterior, and mountains with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Pat O
Reviewed 5 December 2018

If you are in Cape Breton NP, you WILL be on the Cabot Trail. It is the main road around this amazing park. You have many views of the ocean and you pass through interesting towns and good places for lunch or dinner. You will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

A must see if you visit Nova Scotia! The view is amazing. Highly suggest to spend more time in the area so you can experience the driving clockwise and counterclockwise!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LiLi897
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I think this is, one of the most beautiful place in Nova Scotia, Canada. We can drive to Cabot trial in a day from Sydney and it takes about 3-4 hours,moreover people who like to drive will have fabulous time, there are many places to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank saileshmenon777
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

The Cabot Trail surpasses all expectations for natural beauty. Around every curve is a lovely view and especially the colours off😍😘.I think the Fall is a spectacular time to drive the Cabot Trail, the colours are just incredible🍁.Had an unforgettable tym with my buddies and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Burnham10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We didn’t actually book until a couple of days before due to it being a last minute holiday. We did find that hotels close for the Season quite early in September so bear that in mind. We thought the reason we couldn’t... More