The Cabot Trail was named after the Italian explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497. This 300 km drive is recognized as one of the most spectacular in the world, making a loop around Cape Breton Island.
We set out early on the trip – deciding to drive the route counter-clockwise so the coastline pull-offs were easier to access. The road was quite winding, with lots of curves and a number of mountains. The steep ocean-side cliffs and beautiful beaches are photo opportunities that couldn’t be passed by.
The Cabot Trail is a loop – once you start it, you either finish it or turn back. There is no exit route through the Highland Park. It took us 7 hours to complete the route.
If you visit Nova Scotia – drive the Cabot Trail. You won’t regret it.