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Old 03-21-2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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Cabot Trail

Heading east from Toronto area end August into September. We wish to drive the Cabot Trail. We plan on camping in Baddeck and making a couple of day trips. Questions for those who have done this....is it feasible to do the whole trail in one day? or should we do some (half) and back in one day and then other half or section on other day?
We just wish to sight see with perhaps a stop or two but no hiking.
your input will be appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:44 PM   #2
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Heading east from Toronto area end August into September. We wish to drive the Cabot Trail. We plan on camping in Baddeck and making a couple of day trips. Questions for those who have done this....is it feasible to do the whole trail in one day? or should we do some (half) and back in one day and then other half or section on other day?
We just wish to sight see with perhaps a stop or two but no hiking.
your input will be appreciated.
You can do it in one day, but take two so you can enjoy. Baddeck is beautiful - don't miss the Alexander Graham Bell museum - it's worth it just to see the hydrofoil. Also good to book a whale watching trip out of Pleasant Bay. You'll be making a lot of stops just to get out and have at the incredible views.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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We’ve circled the Cabot Trail a couple of times.....even as recent as Canada 150 and used the KOA outside of North Sydney as our base. We’re doing N.B. and N.S. again this summer, but not the Cabot Trail.
We need another lobsta’ fix.

With a fairly reasonable start time, we circled the entire trail easily in one day.
It still left us with enough time to enjoy a lunch on the cliffs over looking a small harbour. We did a few photo stops. My wife can’t do a lot of hiking so, yes it worked.

Lobster diner in Baddeck not to be missed.....

baddecklobstersuppers.ca


If you can.....you can drive it both ways over two different days. It’ll seem like a completely different road because you look in different directions. Watch for your best weather opportunities. Remember.....doing it counter-clockwise puts your co-pilot closer to the edge. As long as they trust you and your driving, it’ll be fine.
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X2 on visiting the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck too.

Fascinating. If he’d been around today, he’d make Bill Gates look like a slacker. (lol)
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Another fun place to stop while in Cape Breton is the Celtic Music Centre in Judique. Great place for lunch and music.

We have done the Cabot Trail a couple times in a day. We like driving it counter clockwise best and each time we have drove into Meat Cove, just to be at the end of the road.

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We camped for a couple of nights near Chetacamp (sp) at the N. W. End of the trail at a sea side campground, lovely!
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