Widely considered one of the most beautiful scenic drives in North America, the Cabot Trail winds for 297 kilometers (185 miles) through northern Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, curving along the sea-swept coastline and offering stunning mountain views. At several points, the road dips into the magnificent Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Small communities along the way are worth a visit for their historic sites, Celtic culture and distinctive shops and restaurants. And there’s no shortage of outdoor activities: golf, hiking, cycling, whale-watching and more.
By Stacey Zable
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