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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  • October 3, 2017
    We chose to book a motel in Baddeck and tour around with a main goal of driving the Cabot Trail. We were very fortunate to have clear weather on our drive and saw such beautiful scenery. If I could ma...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    If you're a motorcyclist, this is a trip you won't forget. If you're not, same thing. The most beautiful scenery, especially in the Fall. Unforgettable food, crafts, music along the way. I can't recom...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I was lucky enough to live 1.5 months on Cape Breton Island in the village of Achishat and traveled the entire coastline with a visit to local parks and small cosy villages. Go along the route of the Fleur de lis and around the Lake, Labrador (Bras-d'Or) personally my opinion-nature everywhere coastline with spectacular coves and old lighthouses pleases the eye, and explicitly allocate Cabot Trail I would not. One difference is the Mackenzie mountain which offers more spectacular views of the Atlantic and on the trail. Well, it is necessary to take into account the time of the visit-it's summer and beginning of autumn!
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