Cape Breton

Cape Breton, photo by Padraic
Cape Breton (photo by Padraic)
 

Cape Breton Island is located in northeastern Nova Scotia.

It is home of the Cape Breton Highlands, a large plateau of broad, gently rolling hills bisected with deep valleys and steep-walled river canyons. The Highlands average 1,100 feet (350 m) in elevation and are surrounded by water. They offer extensive hiking trails.

The Cabot Trail scenic highway encircles the coastal perimeter of the plateau and can be followed by bike or car.

Extensive deciduous forests which makes for spectacular colors during autumn foliage.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Broadwater Inn & Cottages

Overlooking Bras d’Or Lake, Broadwater Inn & Cottages is 10 minutes’ drive from the scenic Cabot Trail. This property offers guest rooms as well as self-catering cottages with kitchen facilities. Average score from 173 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$126

 
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Lynwood Inn

Built in 1868, this historic inn is located in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, and overlooks Bras d’Or Lake. It has an on-site restaurant, and free Wi-Fi access is available. A private bathroom with a spa bath is included in all rooms at Lynwood Inn. Average score from 208 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$89 - $112

 
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Dunlop Inn

Offering access to a private sandy beach and a waterside deck, this waterfront property is located in Baddeck Village. Dunlop Inn features a continental breakfast buffet and free WiFi. Air conditioning is included in the rooms at Dunlop Inn. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$86

 
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Telegraph House Motel

This Baddeck, Cape Breton Island property is just 500 metres from Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. An on-site dining room and rooms with en-suite bathrooms are featured. Average score from 431 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$78

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Dunlop Inn

Dunlop Inn

Offering access to a private sandy beach and a waterside deck, this waterfront property is located in Baddeck Village. Dunlop Inn features a continental breakfast buffet and free WiFi. Air conditioning is included in the rooms at Dunlop Inn. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$86

 
$869.3
Broadwater Inn & Cottages

Broadwater Inn & Cottages

Overlooking Bras d’Or Lake, Broadwater Inn & Cottages is 10 minutes’ drive from the scenic Cabot Trail. This property offers guest rooms as well as self-catering cottages with kitchen facilities. Average score from 173 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$126

 
$1268.8
Lynwood Inn

Lynwood Inn

Built in 1868, this historic inn is located in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, and overlooks Bras d’Or Lake. It has an on-site restaurant, and free Wi-Fi access is available. A private bathroom with a spa bath is included in all rooms at Lynwood Inn. Average score from 208 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$89 - $112

 
$898.4
Telegraph House Motel

Telegraph House Motel

This Baddeck, Cape Breton Island property is just 500 metres from Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. An on-site dining room and rooms with en-suite bathrooms are featured. Average score from 431 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$78

 
$788.2

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Natural
Lowland Mountains
The Cape Breton Highlands, commonly called the Highlands, refer to a highland or mountainous plateau of ancient rock across the northern part of Cape Breton Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.Considered an extension of the Appalachian mountain chain, the Highlands comprise the northern portions of Inverness and Victoria counties.
Hiking and Trekking
Cabot Trail is more a destination than a drive, visitors seeking to truly experience this environmental masterpiece should plan on staying a minimum of two days in the villages around the Trail.
Also of Interest:
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Kayaking and Canoeing
Ocean Wildlife
Forests
Biking

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