With all your help our NS trip is falling into place. In Cape Breton we will be staying either 3 or 4 nights with friends in North River. The extra night depends on whether we visit Fortress Louisburg. From North River, we will head off on the Cabot Trail, counterclockwise makes the most sense from there. We know we want to do the Middlehead Trail in Ingonish, drive around Neil's Harbour, not sure what else. What might be the best place to stop and spend the night...thinking either Dingwall or Pleasant Bay? Comments, suggestions where to stay? The next day we would do the Skyline Trail, Cheticamp, heading Towards Port Hawkesbury, where we might need to spend the night prior to heading to Halifax. We will have gone thru the Margaree Valley heading over to Ingonish Beach and time in Ingonish with our friends.