Cabot Trail


Trail Length: 298 kilometres
Park Amenities:
Boat Launch
Gas Station
Horseback Riding
Interpretive Signs
General Store
Wildlife Watching

Cabot Trail

Baddeck, Nova Scotia Adventure Guide

Canada Parks, Trails and Places

Cabot Trail is a very popular sightseeing highway located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The sightseeing loop route explores the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Margaree River and the Salmon River. The route measures 298 kilometres (185 miles). The community of Baddeck, NS, Canada is the entry point to the Cabot Trail. The village of Cheticamp is the largest community on the route. Some of the other communities along the route include St. Anns, Ingonish, Belle Cote, Pleasant Bay, Dingwall and Cape North.

What are the Top Things To Do, Activities, and Adventures enjoyed at the Cabot Trail?

Cabot Trail adventures, and activities most enjoyed along the route includes sightseeing, hiking, beachcombing, wildlife watching, camping, fishing, ocean kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, xc skiing, zip lining, cycling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and spa experiences.

Why Cabot Trail near Baddeck, and Cheticamp NS?

Because it is named as one of the best road trips in Canada, if not the world. The stunning cliffs, the amazing sights, the wildlife sightseeing, endless activities and the eclectic small villages along the route will leave lasting memories. This is a "bucket list" road trip if you ask most people who have completed the adventure route. Time your trip for the Fall season and the colors will astonish you. 

What are the features, and amenities provided at the Cabot Trail?

The more important, some would say only, features, amenities, services located in and around Cabot Trail includes gas stations, restaurants, hiking trails, lookouts, beaches, interpretive signs, marinas, parks, guided tours, art studios, picnic areas, and historic sites and accommodations.

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How To Get ToCabot Trail

From downtown Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada it is a 11 kilometre (9 minute) drive west to the beginning of the Cabot Trail sightseeing highway route. Driving time from Halifax, NS, Canada is approximately 3 hours, 31 minutes (339 kilometres).
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