Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

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#1 of 286 in Outdoors in Nova Scotia
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. With our international travel planner, Cape Breton Island attractions like Cabot Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A beautiful drive in the early Autumn. Roads not too busy and weather and scenery great. There are lots of great stopping off places.  more »
  • This place is truly spectacular! We did not see any whales during our whale watching cruise but we really went there, first and foremost, to experience the beauty and splendor of Cabot Trail. And it d...  more »
  • Breathtaking views, easy drive, even in the drizzling rain this was an awesome experience! Hope to return again.  more »
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