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“Unexceptional route”
Review of Ceilidh Trail

Ceilidh Trail
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Owner description: Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers magnificent views of dramatic coastline, bays, inlets and rolling farmlands.
Maidstone, Kent
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unexceptional route”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

A lot of time and energy has been spent trying to make what is basically a road into 'The Ceilidh Trail'. Some stretches have nice views, but this is Nova Scotia, so really that's a given. It's not that it's terrible, just that it doesn't live up to the PR hype. That said, It's a good (if at times bumpy) route to take if you want to reach the Cheticamp entrance to the Cabot Trail and Highlands National Park, but don't expect your jaw to drop until you do.

Visited September 2013
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thunder bay ontario
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ceilidh Trail”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Drive the whole trail and take in every moment. The scenery is breathtaking. Bring your camera and stop at all the wonderful places. they are all small towns with a lot of charm.

Visited August 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A nice trail with plenty if sights”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Quite a quiet patch. Lots of beautiful views to see and plenty if stops / beaches. Good to stop at Judique- often have musical events.

Visited August 2013
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Bridgewater, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pastoral lead in to Cabot Trail”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

If you take this trail immediately after crossing the causeway to Cape Breton you will have a nice drive along the coast clear to Cheticamp where the Cabot Trail and Highlands Nat. Park begin. The road is a bit rough in a few places. Our climate is hard on asphalt, with much freezing and thawing in the winter. An alert biker can miss the worst of the patches and potholes. I prefer this entry to the Cabot Trail because when you finish in Baddeck, you can jump right on the 105 if you wish and blaze back to the Mainland.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Another great Cape Breton drive.”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I love this drive along the south east part of Cape Breton. Ocean views and scenic Acadian villages are the norm. A great, late summer beach for the whole family is Point Michaud. It is all sand and shallow for a great distance from the shoreline. The waves are big and fun for the older "kids" as well

Visited August 2012
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Thank Ron W
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