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Great drive along Nova Scotia’s north shore

The Sunrise Trail is a beautiful alternative to highway 104. It stretches between the New Brunswick... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
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If ever your are travelling from Amherst to New Glascow area, allow for some extra time and take in... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Cathy L
New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The Sunrise Trail is a beautiful alternative to highway 104. It stretches between the New Brunswick border all the way to Cape Breton and passes through pretty little seaside towns. Lots to see such as the Jost vineyard where you can sample their wines, the...More

1  Thank Roxtor
Reviewed 31 January 2018

If ever your are travelling from Amherst to New Glascow area, allow for some extra time and take in this scenic drive. We stumbled upon a Tatamagouche micro brewery, cool taco stand and some quaint communities. There was much more to see and explore but...More

2  Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had completed a Cross Canada Road Trip and returned to Nova Scotia to see some things we missed the first time. I was also hoping to avoid the Trans Canada as much as possible. I last drove the Sunrise Trail on a Motorcycle 30...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Scenic drive along the ocean through farmland and lovely little towns - stops at the distillery, brewery, vineyard, lavender farm, and more are mandatory. Headed this way from New Glasgow back to Amherst. So happy to have seen this beautiful part of Nova Scotia. Will...More

2  Thank b d
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a nice break from the main highway with country views, and sections of the road that are a bit rough. Signs were sparce and really needed more at junctions where turns are. Some beautiful sights, great views of the ocean, and lots of...More

Thank freckledtoad
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We opted to travel this route while towing our camper through Nova Scotia. We traveled this road from Amherst to New Glasgow. We found this road very scenic with views of the ocean and farmland. There are a few villages on this route with shopping...More

2  Thank skwhite7
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We did this drive during October 2015 on our way to Cabot Trail from Toronto. The staff at the Nova Scotia Welcome center, who were very helpful and friendly suggested us to drive to Sydney via Amherst Sunrise Trail to New Glasgow instead of taking...More

2  Thank Asoka B G
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Used the Sunrise Trail as a detour drive from hotel in New Glasgow to Baddeck. Was it ever good! I recommend stopping at the Cap George lighthouse - a very windy and interesting location with lots of walking trails and many little interesting spots. I...More

5  Thank Quinn L
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4 August 2017|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive the Sunrise Trail to Halifax but you will be going out of your way a bit. A scenic alternative from Canso Causeway is the Marine Drive which has several nice attractions along the way. The other faster... More