The beginning of our Cape Breton adventure was in Baddeck, nested mid island along the channel waters of the Bras d’Or Lake (translated as Arm of Gold Lake, named by the French undoubtedly for the reflection of the sun off the water). At first blush, Baddeck is a sleepy little waterside town bearing the distinction of the official start and end point of the Cabot Trail (the famous driving loop through Cape Breton Highlands National Park). However it was also home to Alexander Graham Bell…

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Cape Breton Island and the Cabot trail. Served a mission here and a lovely couple drove us over the trail on Canada's Thanksgiving when all the trees were changing. So pretty!

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Hiking Trail Map for Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Includes links to descriptions of each trail

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Pictures of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia: Cabot Trail Map - Map of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia:

Pictures of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia: Cabot Trail Map - Map of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

This map of Nova Scotia gives a good idea of the variety of scenic travel routes in the province.

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Map of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Highlands National Park |The Cabot Trail loops in either direction, you should allow at lest 8 hours to drive around the Cabot Trail, starting from Baddeck or the Trans Canada Highway, this will give you time for some stops.

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