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. With our international travel planner, Indian Brook 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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  • Rising from the sea and clinging to mountains, the 298-kilometre-long Cabot Trail is a winding mix of roadway, paths, stairs, and stunning beauty that takes you from unreal ocean vistas to quaint...  more »
  • If you enter the Cape Breton island, Cabot Trail is definitely one of the destinations that you will not want to miss. The scenery there is breathtaking, especially in Fall, when the place is covered....  more »
  • We were really looking forward to this part of our holiday as we had heard, and read, quite a lot about the trail. It is very, very scenic with some amazing views of the coast and mountains. Our...  more »

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