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Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

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Scenic Drive
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 Sydney using our Sydney tourist route planner.
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  • We toured the Cabot Trail counterclockwise beginning in Baddeck. We had partly cloudy skies while driving up the east side and enjoyed the views. However, the clouds, rain, and fog descended as we cro...  more »
  • My wife, dog and I started the trail by taking the Englishtown ferry and traveling counterclockwise around the trail. Many beautiful towns, lookoffs and lousy roads along the way. Cape Smokey mountain...  more »
  • Fishing Cove trail is a difficult 12k hike which ultimately leads to a breathtaking ocean cove. This hike starts with about a 2k descent which means when you're absolutely exhausted from hiking 10k up...  more »