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Cheticamp vs. Ingonish

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Cheticamp vs. Ingonish

We will be in Cape Breton for only three nights and want to stay in one place. Is Cheticamp or Ingonish the better place to stay?

We only want to drive part of the Cabot Trail, as we will be doing a TON of driving on our trip overall.

We are interested in hiking in National Park, beaches, restaurants, wildlife, and whale-watching.

Thanks for your advice!

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1. Re: Cheticamp vs. Ingonish

The Cabot Trail is a full circle, no short cuts, you travel the full circle or repeat the one half you will do . 2 hours per half .

Everything you want tp do is located between Cheticamp and Dingwall. If you want population then stay in Cheticamp or even the Margaree Harbour area ; if you want the wilderness ,than stay inPleasant Bay , Cape North or Dingwall .

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2. Re: Cheticamp vs. Ingonish

Here are a couple maps to show you the driving times and relative location of places. You can drive in either direction.

http://goo.gl/maps/W1j1H This map includes the Ceilidh Trail which has great beaches and the Red Shoe Pub among other attractions.

http://goo.gl/maps/Jrrml This route takes you the most direct way to the Cabot Trail.

http://capebretonisland.com/

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g154972-d18…

http://www.cabottrail.travel/thingstodo.cfm

your-nova-scotia-holiday.com/ceilidh-trail.h…

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g154972-d29…

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3. Re: Cheticamp vs. Ingonish

Thank you - the maps were very helpful!

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