Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

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#1 of 196 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, Sydney 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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  • Looking for a weekend trip to somewhere, I headed to Nova Scotia, and ultimately towards Cape Breton. It was 8 degrees celsius, cloudy, a couple of showers, and very windy, a tourist's nightmare (oooo...  more »
  • I had the Cabot Trail hyped up pretty high before I made my trip to Nova Scotia. So much so that I was starting to wonder if it would be able to live up to my expectations. Wow, did it ever!!! There a...  more »
  • A beautiful road, very well maintained, with so many works that slow you down. And, extremely rare in the maritime provinces, all of the car parks for stop, contemplate, take pictures. Because, it must be confessed, tourist signposting is deficient in the Canada, generally interesting places are indicated at the last moment, not listed at all, or can't stop! Where the exception of the Cabot Trail.
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