Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

#1 of 275 in Outdoors in Nova Scotia
Must see · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trail
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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  • Didn't live up to the hype for me. Views are great just not many off them. You want to see a lot of evergreens this is the place for you. We have been many places and the trail is pretty plain to us.....  more »
  • The Cabot Trail, oh WOW! Stunning views, trails for all levels, secure and scenic picnic and camping areas, and most importantly conveniences are located all around the trail at Parks Canada run...  more »

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