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A Great National Park Setting

Cape Breton National Park is the perfect getaway. Not crowded, easily accessed, and scenic. There... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bob H
Best hike in the park!

Great hike, kind of like 5 hikes in one.....terrain goes from lush, moss, forest, canopy, to top of... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Michel C
Cheticamp, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cape Breton National Park is the perfect getaway. Not crowded, easily accessed, and scenic. There are great day hikes, beautiful scenery, Cabot Trail drive, and moose (I almost hit one on the road). Cheticamp is a convenient base for enjoying the park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great hike, kind of like 5 hikes in one.....terrain goes from lush, moss, forest, canopy, to top of mountain open air. Great views of Cheticamp (make sure you do trail counter-clockwise to see views coming back down). Takes about 2-3 hours depending on how fast...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michel C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Coming down towards Cheticamp from Pleasant Bay, you get to see the most icon scene of the Cabot trail there is. Then a pretty glimpse of the ocean and the cliffs. They reminded us of the somewhat larger Cliffs of Moher.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My new favorite National Park trail! Absolutely stunning views! Not for the faint of heart, but well worth it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We had a clear fall day for our hike on the Acadian Trail...perfect conditions as far as I am concerned. The elevation change is from 65 ft to 1,200 ft, so the trail is a bit of work, but you will be rewarded with beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This circular trail combines wonderful Acadian woodland on the inland leg and spectacular coastal views on the return. I'd recommend anticlockwise route otherwise you'll be forced to keep doing and turning round. The woodland section was my favorite. Beech trees hang on to steep slopes....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We were with Caravan tours and the bus took us along the Cabot Trail. It was absolutely gorgeous. It reminded me of driving along Big Sur in California. There were a few places to pull over to take photos. Can't wait to develpe them.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thetravelingsister
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great seafood is here. Gorgeous hooked rugs are here. But, the reason you came is the majestic views. Whether you hike or drive along in this area, it is the spectacular views that move your spirit. Dramatic, jaw-dropping vistas take your breath away. The hiking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DDore
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is through the little town of Cheticamp where again we spent a night on the big red barn motel. Trails all over the place. Nice walking and great areas of water.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We did the whole loop about 8km (?) long and took us about 4.5 hours because we took out time, took pictures, ate lunch., etc. We should have stick to our original plan to just hike half the loop instead of the whole loop. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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