Ontario to Cape Breton Aug 2013


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Ontario to Cape Breton Aug 2013

Postby bigm27 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:32 pm



Three GWs will be heading from Ontario to Cape Breton NS this summer. We plan on taking 12 days round trip. Four days to get to NS, three to four days around Cape Breton and PEI then head home.

Has anyone done the Cabot Trail, and do you have any suggestions?


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Re: Ontario to Cape Breton Aug 2013

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:35 pm

bigm27 wrote:Three GWs will be heading from Ontario to Cape Breton NS this summer. We plan on taking 12 days round trip. Four days to get to NS, three to four days around Cape Breton and PEI then head home.

Has anyone done the Cabot Trail, and do you have any suggestions?


I've done the Cabot Trail by car, and I have two suggestions: 1) do it when it's warm, and 2) plan to spend more time than you expect - so many gorgeous places to stop and view the scenery. We used bed and breakfast places along the way for lodging, which worked out very well.

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Re: Ontario to Cape Breton Aug 2013

Postby themainviking » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:54 pm

The Cabot trail is virutally a "must" or you will regret it all your livelong days (Hawwwww, har, har, hahahaha, snork)

Anyway, here is a link which is about the best description of the Cabot trail that I have read. Squeamish folk drive or ride it clockwise to stay away from a lot of the guardrails, and to have right hand turns into the parklands. Brave, hardy souls do it counter clockwise so they can get the better views, from a lot closer up. Less traffic in your lane counter clockwise. Danger of running into an accident either direction, so keep it at posted speeds to avoid joining them.

http://seniortravel.about.com/od/canada ... ilTips.htm
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