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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 sat by a realtor from PEI on our flight to Halifax. He said we should not miss Cabot Trail and Cape Breton area. We drove up west side, all the way to Meat Cove (trying to see moose but didn't), ba...  more »
  • Cabot trail, counterclockwise, is a nice trail but not very special. We only had 1 day so we could just drive the scenic route and we were a little disappointed because we expected rugged coastlines, ...  more »
  • A highlight on our trip to see the Fall colours which were just beginning to change. There was a fair amount of construction along the 2 lane highway. There are some high steep hills, and steep descen...  more »