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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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  • One of Canada's most scenic areas, and one of the most interesting stretches of road in the country. Also one of those rare places where its reputation is as good as promised. It is best around the na...  more »
  • We did not drive the whole Cabot Trail. We drove from Baddeck to Cheticamp. We had lunch at the Dancing Goat. Someone recommended Dancing Goat to us. It was a great lunch. The drive after the restaura...  more »
  • Well worth the visit. Remember to do the skyline trail, yes it is a lot of walking, but so worth the view from on top of the world. We saw two moose.. all we can say is WOW! The drive in the mountains...  more »