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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How's this for unique travel accommodations? This is a cocoon in Cape Breton Highlands National Park along the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada, and guests can stay in the cocoon overnight and enjoy an ocean view!

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Cape Breton: One-fifth of Cape Breton is preserved as a national park, laced by 25 hiking paths and looped by the Cabot Trail. When to Go: May-October; Celtic Colours annual international music and cultural festival, early October

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, accommodations, lodging, real estate, travel information, Cabot Trail, businesses, Cape Breton Showcase

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