Canada Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Cape Breton Island trip report

Jump to last reply

We were very, very lucky on weather and had fabulous weather our two days on the Cabot Trail and our one day on Bras d'Or Lake. We had lots of rain flanking those days! We did the Cabot Trail clockwise, turning left once we crossed the causeway. The night before we headed to CBI, we stayed at Sea Kindly B&B in Egerton; lovely place with delightful proprietors and we recommend it highly, just be aware that restaurants are a good 15 min. drive away (not a big problem). We took the Sunrise Trail from there to Antigonish. Once on CBI, we stopped in Pleasant Bay for dinner at the Rusty Anchor and can recommend it...we had the lobster/snow crab special. We hiked the Skyline Trail and were disappointed not to see moose, but did enjoy the trail and the views. Spent that night in Oakwood Manor B&B, a very nice place in a beautiful setting. Had lunch the next day at Water's Edge Cafe in Baddeck and enjoyed eating outside. Took a great sail on the Amoeba. Loved the Alexander Graham Bell museum: very well done. Spent 2 nights at A Paradise Found B&B in Sydney. Sydney itself isn't as pretty as Baddeck (not by a long shot) but it is a convenient location and we thought the B&B was great! Beautiful home, delicious breakfast, great hospitality and as a consequence, quite a nice comraderie among the guests. Did the Miner's Museum and loved the tour of the mine lead by a former mine worker. Also enjoyed Louisbourg Fortress in spite of rain, which actually seemed fitting. It did stop long enough for them to fire a cannon. Next day, headed back to Halifax via the Bras d'Or Scenic Drive (Rt. 4). Stopped for lunch in Auld Cove at the Mariner's Room in the Cove Motel. We have no complaints really; found people very friendly and helpful. Scenery is just spectacular. Some of the roads are on the rough side so you do need to be careful with your driving. Now, if I could just have seen a bull moose!!!

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Relentless Beauty - Panecott's Trip to the Canadian Rockies
  2. 2 Trip Report Lake Louise/Jasper trip report
  3. 3 Christmas Day in Quebec City
  4. 4 Is anyone has visited eagle lake in ontario
  5. 5 Quebec City trip.report
  6. 6 Trip Report Bromont - a perfect getaway
  7. 7 Family holiday in Canada ( winter)..accommodation in Montana and Idaho too!
  8. 8 Ottawa to East Coast Maritimes
  9. 9 Quebic City or Montreal
  10. 10 Trip Report Fabulous five days/Montreal & Quebec City
  11. 11 ft nelson bc
  12. 12 Canadian Rockies Trip: Hiking priority
  13. 13 Trip Report Trip Report - Banff & Jasper - Early Agust 2014
  14. 14 Happy Thanksgiving!!!
  15. 15 Niagara Falls October 10-12
  16. 16 canada in the winter?
  17. 17 Canada in winter
  18. 18 10 Day Trip to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
  19. 19 Banff - Jasper weekend itinerary October
  20. 20 HELP revamping Nova Scotia trip due to illness
  21. 21 Telegraph cove
  22. 22 Trip Report trip report rockies
  23. 23 iPhone in Canada
  24. 24 Bringing mountain bike on flight to Can Cun.
  25. 25 Weather in Quebec City end of October
View next 25 » Back to the top