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Cape Smokey Provincial Park

40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-662-3030
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Nice stop

This is a nice stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views, use the well maintained, clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shane c
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Calgary, Canada
CSPP

I had never heard of this park in all of my research until driving along the Cabot Trail. We pulled... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Jonathan K
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Pennsylvania
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40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views, use the well maintained, clean outhouses or enjoy a nice picnic. Clean quite spot to walk around on some of the short trails and great spot for photographers.

Thank shane c
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I had never heard of this park in all of my research until driving along the Cabot Trail. We pulled in and found restrooms, some terrific overlooks, and a hiking trail. Quite a surprise! We did not do the hike as we had a schedule...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The scenes are absolutely gorgeous! I have compared this to the lakes in Ontario and there is something very special and different about this area. The holes are fabulous and it's a photographers heaven. A Must see!!

1  Thank PareshSoni
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fortunate with the weather, we had clear views across the sea and good chats with other travellers. We did not have time to venture from the main road.

1  Thank Togmeister_Mark
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Most people won't recognize that the huge mountain that they climb when leaving Ingonish is a provincial park. It is worth at least stopping at the lookout for the view back to Ingonish before heading on.

2  Thank Edward W
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped here just briefly to take in the views and take some photos. We did not do any kind of real hike.

Thank colry2
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Cape Smokey Provincial Park in Cape Breton Island offers grand views of the Atlantic the the coastal hills bedecked in flashing autumn foliage. We visited on October 14 and the timing was perfect as it was peak foliage. Take your picnic basket if it is...More

Thank Akhil B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped here for about 30 minutes while driving the Cabot Trail. There were picnic tables, restrooms and a beautiful view of the sea. One of many charming overlooks on the Cabot Trail!

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Why take a walk to another waterfall or to the top of another mountain when you can enjoy a wonderful walk along the coastline to a lookout over the Keltic Lodge and Middle Head trail? This under-publicized park and trail are much better than many...More

2  Thank jazzie F
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Compared to other parks, trails and views located on the Cabot Trail, as well as other locations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, I found this park to be less than average. Rather than spending your time stopping & hiking here, I would go on around...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
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