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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands with its abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery and human history dating back to the last Ice Age.
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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All reviews skyline trail cape breton hiking trails broad cove nova scotia beautiful scenery spent two days west side highlands national park ingonish beach bog trail great hiking take your time natural beauty every turn visitor center road construction
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a month long trip of the Maritimes to see all of the National Parks that we could fit in. Cape Breton is truly a stunning park with many hiking trails for all types of hikers. There are very few public rest rooms/ pit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best place ever for great views and to take lots of pictures. My wife and I truly enjoyed this trip so much. We will come back someday

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very beautiful and well worth taking time to walk and meander through the scenery. Would love to return.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This Park is just beautiful. We were there in the best week for their Fall Colors. Colors were fantastic, the best we have ever seen. Ocean views everywhere - only animal we saw was a moose. Walked along one ocean front beach - about 2...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 860aine
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The drive around the North end of Cape Breton and through the Highlands National Park is breathtaking. The staff are welcoming, and the roads have recently been updated. There are well marked hiking trails along this scenic route. This venue is a vista that you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Horsewoman
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This national park is the reason we traveled to Cape Breton Island after a reunion with friends in Lunenburg. We loved the fact that hiking trails like Mica Hill were not terribly crowded, even during our high season visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gadabout777
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Majesty, splendor and stunning, are all words that come to mind when describing Cape Breton Highland National Park. The road that takes you around The Cabot Trail provides one eye-popping view after another as you careen around the curves with huge vistas of land, sea...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 25 October 2018

From the moment we entered the park we were warmly greeted by the park staff. They were extremely helpful and offered suggestions about places to stop. The park is beautiful and immaculately maintained. There were two places with road construction but the delays were minimal....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

There is so much to see and do in the park. The scenery was beautiful especially with the vibrant fall foliage. We saw moose on two different days. Photo ops abound at the beaches and overlooks. There are hiking trails for all levels of fitness...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We did Skyline, the hike everyone discusses, and recommend doing the loop as well as the boardwalk. It is fantastic (and look out in all directions.) But on a cloudy and rainy day, we did about 6-7 miles of short hikes - the bog, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Gadabout777 | Reviewed this property |
Finding a red chair is a delight! Half the fun is not knowing in advance where you will find one.
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2 September 2018|
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Ellen, The best thing to do is to talk with the rangers. But, try White’s Point. Not technically in the park. You could pack a lunch and walk out to the very end and back of White’s Point or less distance. Beautiful scenery... More
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