Cape Breton Island is home to the world-famous Cabot Trail, among the most popular ‘must-see’ islands in the world. The beauty of the highlands that run the coast of this beautiful locale gives the ideal backdrop for a plethora of thing to see and do, such as hiking, golfing, cycling, whale-watching kayaking and motorcycling. Make a visit to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Camp there and hike, or play a round of golf at the renowned Highlands Links. As you take in beautiful vistas of highlands and sea, pause to peruse some of the many artisan shops that dot the Cabot Trail.
Hikers both casual and adventurous in nature have many options, as the Cabot Trail offers 26 hiking trails that offer spectacular views of the ocean from highland mountain peaks and plateaus. And no Cabot Trail trip would be complete without experiencing the best views of the surrounding ocean. Treat yourself to sailing, fishing and whale watching in the Atlantic, or even kayaking on the Bras d’Or Lake that encompasses the centre of the island.
Art lovers, cultural enthusiasts and those who simply want to take a little Cape Breton back home will find that the many artisan shops that dot the Cabot Trail have plenty to offer; and what better inspiration than the breathtaking scenes and rich Gaelic Culture that permeates Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail? Many of the artisans craft their art on-site and even offer demonstrations to interested guests.
Experienced cyclists will be hard pressed to find a higher rated cycling route anywhere else. The Cabot Trail is a challenge to be sure, but whether you’re looking to tackle it alone or with some friends, or with the assistance and guidance of a local cycling tour operator, you can be sure that it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.
Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Photos