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The Cabot Trail Is the Most Splendid Drive (Guest Blogger)

People have an insatiable wanderlust to travel to different parts of the world, often wanting to visit the places which are not only far away but are also serene and majestic. One such location is the Cabot Trail which is located in the scenic province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The highway transverses through a picturesque 298 Kilometers-long route and passes through hills and rivers and alongside a coastline that provides some breathtaking views of the ocean. The place is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Canada in the late 15th century. The Cabot Trail also passes through the Cape Breton Highland National Park making it a one of a kind ‘Into the Wild’ experience. If you are a kind of traveler who enjoys the journey more than the destination or want to drive off to scenic roads, here are the top reasons why the Cabot Trail should be your pick.

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  1. A Scenic Drive Like No Other

Being ranked by several travel magazines as one of the most picturesque drives in the world, the Cabot Trail is a must for bikers from across the world and is certainly one of the most famous motorable mountain passes in vein of high mountain passes in India, China etc. If you want to experience the drive in your convertible top down, the Cabot Trail will offer you a few of the most majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The drive also passes through the wildlife paradise of the Cape Breton Highland National Park which is home to numbers of moose, and a large variety of flora and fauna.

  1. Cape Breton’s Seafood

After a long drive there is fair chance that you might feel the need to refuel your vehicle and your body. If you are foodie and like to try some great seafood then you are at the right place. Cape Breton’s seafood is equally famous to that of Maine and is really affordable to buy. While the island looks pretty much relaxed with a fairly low population, it is one of the much favored foodie destinations in Canada. Lobsters, Lobster rolls, Blueberry cobbler, Lobster ravioli, Lobster sandwiches, Seafood Chowder, Maple-Glazed Salmon  are a few of the seafood dishes that are a must try on Cape Breton.

  1. Revisit the Celtic Roots of Cape Breton

The island has been known to have a deep Scottish and Celtic influence, which is showed off most flamboyantly during the annual Celtic Colours Music Festival that takes place in October. The festival is known for featuring  international and local artists and a plethora of cultural events like music, dances and other performing arts. The festival lasts for 9 days which are filled with fun, frolic and madness as few of the best musicians, storytellers, dancers and other artists from Canada, Scottland and the US perform in 40 venues throughout the island, and at the Gaelic College each night at 11 pm and the music where the celebrations go on till 3 am.

  1. Cape Breton’s Highland National Park

The Cabot Trail not only offers a fantastic drive and scenic beauty but also passes through the biologically diverse region of the Cape Breton’s Highland National Park. The park is rich with spectacular views of the mountains, the Atlantic and the Gulf of St.Lawrence, along with a diverse flora and fauna species that are housed here. The terrain mostly consists of Acadian forests with mixed deciduous and coniferous forests on the lower elevations and boreal forests on the higher lands and plateaus. The park is home to several American wildlife species such as the Black Bear, Moose, Bald Eagles and Coyotes etc. Whales can also be viewed from the Cabot Trail.

  1. Innumerable Tourist Activities

The above mentioned activities are just a small fraction of the countless tourist activities you can access in Cabot Trail and Cape Breton. Luxury vacationing is extremely affordable and can easily fit one’s pocket even during the peak tourist seasons. The finest resorts on the islands aren’t overly expensive due to the untouched and undiscovered location that Cape Breton is. The island has several activities to offer to the tourists such as Camping, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Hiking, Fishing, Bird watching, Horseback Riding and Kayaking etc. as well as cultural experiences that include Ceilidhs (original Cape Breton music), visits to Artisans studios including leather working, painting, woodworking, pottery, quilting, glass blowing, iron art and more. No matter your age or preference of activity, the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton have something to offer each tourist type.

Cabot Trail is a largely undiscovered tourist gem that every nature lover or adventure junkie should visit at least once in a lifetime. The 200-mile drive is sure to refresh your senses and is essentially a highway to paradise.

Author Bio: Rohit Agarwal (guest blogger)

Rohit Agarwal is a traveler and likes to visit the various undiscovered tourist destination across the globe. Being a professional architect he also likes to study the ancient architecture and often likes to visit places which have been long standing examples of human architecture and engineering. He is also a content contributor for Transindiatravels.com that is a great place to know about the various tourist destinations in India.



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MacKenzie Cutcliffe
MacKenzie Cutcliffe
February 17, 2024.
We had an excellent stay! We stayed in the tiny house and got the hot tub as an addition - the house was an adorable little cabin, very clean and had everything we needed (mini fridge, microwave and more!). The hot tub was worth the addition! Paul and the staff were so considerate, he even called me before we arrived and let me know how the roads were and to make sure I knew how to get to the tiny house since we were probably arriving after dark. I can’t say enough good things! We will definitely be back!
Alexis Helena
Alexis Helena
February 16, 2024.
It was a great space, the manager was very helpful and answered all our questions. Will definitely be coming back
Katie Crossley
Katie Crossley
January 25, 2024.
My husband and I got married at Cabot Shores last October, after staying there multiple times in the past and falling in love with the scenery and food!! Paul was amazing to deal with leading up to the wedding! I was definitely a needy bride lol and he was always so patient and helpful with everything. The whole thing went off without any issues at all and my guests had a great time and raved on and on about the food! We are huge out door people and loved the whole vibe ! We can’t wait to go back again soon and make more wonderful memories at this slice of heaven in our favourite place in the world, Cape Breton !!
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‍하준수(교원-영상디자인학과)
January 10, 2024.
An unforgettable experience for a family trip. A yurt experience is more than just lodging, especially if you have young children. What is most impressive of all is the owner and his wife, who are so kind and affectionate.
Karleigh Johnstone
Karleigh Johnstone
January 8, 2024.
Stayed in the Phoenix Dome for 2 nights and had the most wonderful experience. The dome was lovely and stayed warm through the night. The highlight of our stay was the food. My husband has been a chef for 20+ years and was blown away by the quality of the food. We had dinner one evening and the salmon was absolute perfection. We were lucky enough to be the only guests for breakfast so they cooked us a few items instead of the buffet and we enjoyed every bite. Hands down the best scrambled eggs I have ever eaten! The staff were so wonderful, kind and accommodating. We would love to return and spend more time here exploring the trails and relaxing on the beach. Thank you to everyone at Cabot Trail for such a wonderful experience!
Bobbi Zahra
Bobbi Zahra
January 1, 2024.
Hot tubs were great, overlooking the gorgeous water view. Yurt was super comfortable, very spacious, and even when the fire died while we were sleeping, we stayed cozy and warm - the bedding was superb. Recommendation for Red River Trail was great, and we enjoyed the hike very much.
Sandy Mackley
Sandy Mackley
November 27, 2023.
The staff at Cabot Shores actively took opportunities to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Our Mongolian Yurt was comfortable with the wood stove and outside hot tub. Would strongly recommend calling these fine folks and discussing your stay with them.

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Based on 51 reviews
Lukas
Lukas
September 21, 2022.
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Very nice people and a place full of joy ! Stayed 2 nights in the „Eagle dome“ which was really comfy and clean!Had really delicous dinner at the main lodge where paul played some music just for us and had nice conversations whith him and the other staffmembers.Also booked the hot tub at our dome for our last night from where we had a great view on the campfire.Lovely place where you see how much effort they put in every detail.
Nicole
Nicole
August 22, 2022.
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Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
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Relaxing
Nigel
Nigel
July 25, 2022.
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Beautiful place and very friendly staff. Perfect location if you’re travelling along the Cabot Trail, I highly recommend checking this place out! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Anooj
Anooj
October 25, 2021.
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This was our first time staying in the Eagle Dome and we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place. Super clean place to stay!
Redwan
Redwan
October 17, 2021.
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Very nice place to spend a couple of nights in the nature! My wife and I enjoyed our stay.It might be a good idea to install a heater in the dome as it can get chilly at night.
Brooke
Brooke
October 1, 2021.
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Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
Madison
Madison
September 9, 2021.
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We had a great stay in the Eagle Dome! We loved watching the sunset and sunrise, and being able to hear the waves from the ocean. Next time we would stay a few more days and prepare a bit better - we weren’t packed for off grid but we made it work. Outhouse was a few steps away, shower and toilet a short walk. We didn’t get the hot tub or use the sauna/other amenities but would certainly consider it next time.

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