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Top spots to see Cape Breton Island

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Top spots to see Cape Breton Island

My husband and I will be spending 3 nights on Cape Breton Island in July. We'll be driving from Halifax to Ingonish, where we'll spend 2 nights. Golf will take up half of one day. What should we definitely see in that area? Then, we will drive to Inverness (for more golf), staying one night. I'd appreciate suggestions from those who know the area well!

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So if I understand correctly you have only one day and you will be starting and ending in Ingonish?

You will be driving most of the Cabot Trail in order to get and leave there so you can be thinking about activities. Are you interested in whale watching (out of Pleasant Bay or Cheticamp) or walking or hiking. The Skyline Trail in Cheticamp and Middle Head Trail from Keltic Lodge in Ingonish Beach are easy walking trails and reward you with great views.

Here is a link for more information on the Cabot Trail: http://www.cabottrail.travel/thingstodo.cfm



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It's too bad you don't have more time . You'll love your golf venues !!!!! When you enter the Park, ask for their trail map .

When you drive from Ingonish to Cheticamp, at Neil's Harbour take the coastal road on the right through White Point village ; then at Cape North , at least drive towards Bat St.lawrence to at least as far as the Cabot Park, and then drive into where the beach and John Cabot Statue are . If you go to Bay St Lawrence ,you just have to walk to the end of the breakwater to realize you are at the end of the land .

On the way to Inverness, at Belle Cote watch for a left to East Margaree then about 15 minutes to a Tee intersection with the Cabot Trail , hang a right right all the way back on the Cabot trail to Margaree Harbour ,then 219 to Inverness . At Belle Cote and in Margaree Harbour , drive down to the wharf and beaches, you'll love the cool air here . Care to do a house swap ???

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You have great advise above.Great "off the beaten track" routes from caperbeach. With the little time you have outside of golf this should be plenty. Please come back and let us know what you think of the new course.

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