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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  • definitely recommend visiting at least once, lots of things to do, amazing trails for all levels of experience, beautiful views, best to visit in the summer or fall  more »
  • Fabulous scenery and people. You need a few days (plan on more time than less) to really see and experience it and try for good weather so perhaps a late spring, summer or early fall travel...  more »
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