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Review: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

February 17, 2017
Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is perhaps one of the most beautiful places in Canada.  The park takes up a large portion of Cape Breton and has no shortage of serviced camping, dry camping, driving and hiking.

We did the entire drive around Cape Breton Highlands along the Cabot Trail starting from the Sydney KOA and ending at the Cheticamp campground on the far side of the island.  We also stopped in Ingonish for lunch and at just about every lookout along the Cabot Trail.  The drive is one of the most scenic drives we have ever taken.  The north and south end of the island are also quite culturally different from each other, the north near Cheticamp is mostly francophone whereas the south near Sydney is celtic.

We stayed several nights at Cheticamp which is set in the most scenic part of the Cabot Trail.  The area has amazing views everywhere.  It is also a quick drive to the Skyline Trail.  The Skyline Trail is one of the most amazing hikes we have ever taken.  It is a 10km loop along the very edge of the cliffs looking out on the Northumberland Straight.  The highlight is the boardwalk on the edge of the cliffs.  It is possible to make the walk a little shorter by only taking the left branch of the trail to the boardwalk and then taking the same path back.  This option will save several km if 10km is a little too ambitious a hike.

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One Comment
  1. My home. Got to love the Cabot Trail. I go around yearly and I think the point of land where the Keltic Lodge sits is the pretties place to be. Cheers friend.

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