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Question: Best Location(s) for a Week in Cape Breton

Question: Best Location(s) for a Week in Cape Breton

Mar 22nd, 2010, 08:29 AM
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We did the Cabot trail last September and divided our time there in Baddeck-Cheticamp and Ingonish.The trouble with Cabot trail is that you're never certain what kind of weather you'll get.We nearly flew of the mountain doing the skyline trail.
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Apr 5th, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the continued ideas!
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May 31st, 2010, 06:54 AM
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My husband and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Nova Scotia with 5 days on Cape Breton. The whole province is so gorgeous and interesting that you can't lose wherever you go! There is something of great natural beauty or interest everywhere. The key is to stand still wherever you are and allow the place to speak to you and reveal its beauty to you. We rented a Toyota Corolla which handled the Cape Breton drive just fine. On Cape Breton you won't see large food stores, just co-ops and small convenience stores. Best place to get food supplies are the co-ops. There's one in Cheticamp, Baddeck, and somewhere between Baddeck and Port Hastings--maybe Whycocomagh. Sure there are big stores in Sydney and maybe Louisburg, but didn't go there. We spent 2 nights in Halifax, drove to Cape Breton and went clockwise to Judique, Mabou and spent the night in Margaree Valley. Just below Judique, we started noticing a really fine, new trail that runs along the coast. Forgot the name of it, but you can see sections of it from the road. It runs all the way to at least Mabou and maybe further. The trail is a multi-use foot, bike, and maybe 4 wheeled vehicle path. Picnic tables along the way. Margaree Harbor is beautiful and the Margaree Valley is really worth a drive through. We stayed at a place in Indian Brook called Cabot Shores Lodge. We rented a chalet that had a view of a marsh and St. Ann's Bay. At high tide a lake formed in the marsh. Early one morning two moose came along and swam a lap in the lake. Another morning a moose came about 20 feet from our lodge grazing on tree shoots. Shortly after a second moose with a tiny calf appeared. Saw bald eagles about every day. You'll love Cape Smokey. It's just below Ingonish. There's a picnic park there and a hiking trail. You'll have a fabulous time!
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