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Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island
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Take a scenic drive on Cabot Trail, a 298 km (185 mi) loop around the island's northern section. Named after famed explorer John Cabot, the roadway was built in the 1930s. Drive or cycle through the picturesque Cape Breton Highlands, a route offering a staggering amount of stunning viewpoints overlooking mountains, undulating green hills, the ocean, and quaint, sleepy hamlets. Arrange your visit to Cabot Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pleasant Bay using our Pleasant Bay tourist route planner.
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  • We went out on the trail early December just for a drive and the view are great. But nothing was open not a singed bar, restaurant or cafe. Highlight was a slice of pizza at a convenience store 
  • We were on a tour so drove the tour in one day even with stops along the way and road construction. The coastline is rugged and beautiful, with MANY photo ops. 
  • All the way around Cabot Trail makes for a very LONG day - so we found Warren Lake for a good 2 1/2 hour hike. Clockwise trail: Thru the woods, nice trails, but then, the north side was over boulders ...  more »