Cabot Trail

Inverness, Subd. A,NS B0E 2P0 Canada

The Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, which passes through many charming communities, each with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable hospitality. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park lies along the Cabot Trail, providing world class hiking. Whilst on the trail, one can take time for whale watching, visiting the museums and galleries and to sample some of the finest sea food dinning in the world.

The route measures 298 km (185 mi) in length and completes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497.

The northern section of the Cabot Trail passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The western and eastern sections follow the rugged coastline, providing spectacular views of the ocean. The southwestern section passes through the Margaree River valley before passing along Bras d'Or Lake.

View of the commercial and residential establishments that exist at Pleasant Bay, along the Cabot Trail's northern-most segment.

The Cabot Trail is the only trunk secondary highway in Nova Scotia which does not have a signed route designation. Road signs along the route instead have a unique mountain logo.

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