There’s road trips, and then there’s Road Trips. Travel + Leisure magazine has called Cape Breton, featuring the world-renown Cabot Trail, one of the world’s must-see islands. With spectacular coastal views, highland scenery and Celtic hospitality, you might find yourself embracing the travel writer within while searching for the adjectives that best describe this place.
Hike and camp at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, play a round of golf at the famous Highland Links, linger over hand-crafted hooked rugs in Cheticamp or peruse artisan shops along the trail, or just drive and stare. This 300-kilometre (186-mile) highway is carved into the edge of highlands that slope to the sea, where eagles soar above and moose wander alongside.
Cabot Trail Scenic Drive
The Cabot Trail is a dramatic backdrop to any outdoor adventure: kayaking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, birdwatching, golfing, skiing, and snowmobiling. With 24 look-offs, you’ll have room for a view on the Cabot Trail. Search the Gulf of St. Lawrence for whales, scan the sky for bald eagles, and watch the woodlands for moose and wildlife.
Experience an eagle’s view of the Cabot Trail while hiking this mostly level boardwalk in the heart of Cape Breton National Highlands Park. Keep an eye out for whales, wildlife, and the many boreal birds that call the area home. On this trek, you won’t just look at nature, you’ll be in the thick of it.
Artistic creation meets natural beauty on the Cabot Trail Artisan Loop. With its dramatic coastal views and highland scenery, Cape Breton is a source of inspiration for artists on the island. From potters on the North Shore to galleries in the Highlands, from rug hookers in Cheticamp to the jewellers everywhere in-between, imagine yourself there.