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Worth the drive on a sketchy road

We were told by Cape Breton NP employees that Meat Cove was a must see. They also warned us that... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
StevoinMinnesoto
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
top of the island!

Great spot and we tried a trail at money point but got on the wrong access. we tried but it was... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
tripper045
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

We were told by Cape Breton NP employees that Meat Cove was a must see. They also warned us that the road up there wasn't the greatest and they were correct. The road starts off paved but eventually turns to gravel with steep drop offs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Great spot and we tried a trail at money point but got on the wrong access. we tried but it was really difficult to get to the top where people let their horse run wild for the summer

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tripper045
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We drove the Cabot trail and decided to go off the beaten trail to Meat Cove. We saw a sign that there was also a “Chowder Hut” located at Meat Cove which we figured would be a nice spot for lunch. The drive was spectacular...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Murray H
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Meat Cove is the northernmost community of Cape Breton (and N.S.) and the Mountain Trail makes it worth going up there. We were alone on the hike. The first half is steep and through a beautiful (aspen? maple?) second growth forest. After you finish your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank fK8b0c6m
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A little out of the way but definitely worth the drive! Had lunch at the Chowder Hut overlooking the cove, then hiked up to a spectacular overlook. Almost drove off the road on the drive out gawking at the views!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank tammyk243
Reviewed 18 August 2018

A bit of a drive over rough terrain but a must-do when in the area. The views along the coast are amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The camping area was full which speaks for itself. The food at the Meat Cove Chowder Hut was excellent. You can take picture after picture but until you see this area for yourself you then would appreciate it.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We made it a point to drive out to meat cove when on Cape Breton, feels like a world away. Nice little beach to walk. The store wasn't open when we arrived. The road in our 4 wheel drive wasn't that distressing as others imply...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sweetchic
Reviewed 2 August 2018

According to wikipedia 70 hardy souls call this their year round home. It was recommended to us in Pleasant Bay as a 'must see', and the views did not disappoint. One way in and one way out, but drive like you have some sense and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Justin was absolutely accommodating and friendly. Loved his sense of humor and commitment to make our stay enjoyable. The landscape is breathtaking and magical. My wife kayaked the coast and found a large waterfall in one of the many bays. The restaurant was good and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank bradchase8261
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