Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish

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Enjoy the outdoors with tranquil walks around picturesque mountains, scenic beaches, and the famed landscape of the highlands at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You can go for a drive or a hike on one of many trails passing through the park, featuring ocean and mountain views from above. Observe the steep cliffs and river canyons winding through the forests near the Atlantic Ocean, with waterfalls and tundra-like plateaus also forming part of the scenery. You can also test your skills at an 18-hole golf course marked as the best public course in Canada. Wildlife in the area includes bears, birds, and whales, which can often be seen from the park’s coastal trails. Wear appropriate clothing, as the weather often gets cold and wet. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and many more Ingonish attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ingonish trip planner .
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  • Very beautiful and well worth taking time to walk and meander through the scenery. Would love to return.  more »
  • This Park is just beautiful. We were there in the best week for their Fall Colors. Colors were fantastic, the best we have ever seen. Ocean views everywhere - only animal we saw was a moose. Walked al...  more »
  • The drive around the North end of Cape Breton and through the Highlands National Park is breathtaking. The staff are welcoming, and the roads have recently been updated. There are well marked hiking t...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning! First time visiting Cape Breton National Park and I have to say what an amazing experience! Everything is incredibly we maintained. Parks are nice and staff are informative and friendly. Loved the idea of a mobile information van. Over all the park is kept really clean and tidy. Driving the Cabot Trail is a blast! Will definitely be returning.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Canada. Definitely worth the trip. Whether you are just driving through or doing the trails this is a must see for anyone who wants to see what Canada has to offer. Countless look out points on the Cabot Trail and 26 hiking trails ranging from 15m to 6 hours featuring all the habitats and landscapes Cape Breton has to offer! You wont be disappointed.
  • Absolutely an amazing experience. Driving through the Highlands was a breathtaking experience, just when you think that it couldn't get any more beautiful, just around the bend, something even more breathtaking appears! Many people put the Cabot Trail as a must do item on their bucket list, glad I was able to do it with my family. I will probably do it again because it was really that beautiful. Pictures can never do this place justice. It is something that you gotta get off your ass and do!
  • A beautiful national park in Canada's East Coast. A variety of trails are open for the public to explore from easy hikes to difficult treks. So long as the weather is nice, you will be able to see some of nature's finest views. It is great for anyone willing to make a day of it (not necessarily for little ones or for our older family and friends).
  • Amazing scenery and beautiful vistas. Definitely recommend it if you enjoy the outdoors! Lots of excellent hiking trails for both the family and for the more adventurous. Definitely recommend checking out the Skyline trail in particular!
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