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, Cape Breton Island 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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  • Travelled in RV stayed at base of the Cabot trail,not recommended to pull large RV as some S curves are very difficult to manage. We did the Cabot trail over a couple of days ,it would have been a gre...  more »
  • If you love scenery then you must get to the Cabot Trail. Around every corner there is another breath taking view. Some of the road is 13% grade and there are a few hair pin turns but we never felt un...  more »
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