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The Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a scenic drive that takes you through the rugged Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. The trail is 298 km (185 miles) long and takes you through a variety of landscapes, including rugged coastlines, lush forests, and highlands. The trail was named after the explorer John Cabot, who is believed to have landed on the island in the 15th century.
Some popular tourist destinations along the Cabot Trail include:
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park: This national park is located along the northern part of the trail and is known for its rugged coastline, hiking trails, and wildlife.
- The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts: This college is located in St. Ann’s and offers classes and workshops in traditional Celtic arts and crafts.
- The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site: This is located in Baddeck and is dedicated to the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who had a summer home in the area.
- The Louisbourg Lighthouse: This lighthouse is located in Louisbourg and offers a glimpse into the area’s maritime history.
- The Highland Village Museum: This museum is located in Iona and offers a glimpse into the area’s Scottish and Mi’kmaq heritage.
The Cabot Trail also offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and golfing. The trail is a popular destination for motorcyclists, cyclists and drivers, as the road is winding and offers great views, and it’s considered one of the most beautiful and famous drives in Canada.
It’s a must-see destination for any traveler to Nova Scotia, and it’s one of the most visited tourist destinations in the province.