Making plans to head along the Cabot Trail and want to ensure you’re hitting all the BEST stops?? As a fellow Cape Bretoner and Cabot Trail enthusiast (my grand parents used to have a cottage in Ingonish so we went every single summer of my childhood) I’ve gathered up all my favorite memories and wrangled the perfect list of places to eat, shop, and explore. Buckle up, and let’s go! THE CABOT TRAIL The Cabot Trail makes a 185-mile (297-kilometer) loop around a significant chunk of Cape Breton island, you’ll make your way through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park at its northernmost point. A 367-square-mile (950-square-kilometer), flat-topped plateau cut by deep river valleys, this wilderness is home to moose, black bears, and bald eagles alike. Mostly, the Cabot Trail skirts the edges of the park, at times clinging to steep ocean side cliffs. With beaches, and breathtaking scenic views a plenty: it’s no wonder it’s named one of the 7 wonders of the world. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE CABOT TRAIL? The Cabot Trail loops in either direction, so you can plan your route accordingly. You should allow at least 8 hours to drive around the … Continue reading CABOT TRAIL TRAVEL GUIDE: WHERE TO EAT, SHOP, AND EXPLORE