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Junction of NS; Cabot Trail Scenic Drive Route & Highway #19
Community of Margaree, NS. North on the Nova Scotia, Cabot Trail to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. South on the Ceilidh Scenic Trailway Route to Canso Causeway, NS
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Cabot Trail Scenic Trailway, Nova Scotia
Highway marker sign. Cabot Trail Scenic Trailway one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world. The Trailway was named after the famous explorer John Cabot, the Cabot Trail winds around Cape Bretons northern shore, ascending to the plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
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Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre
Access from highway
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Community of East Margaree, NS, - Photo view from highway
Access from highway
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8.9
Community of Scotch Hill, NS
West of highway
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Junction of Highway #219 ( The Ceilidh Trail Scenic Drive )
The Ceilidh Trail Scenic Drive, south to Canso Causeway. Ceilidh Trail Attractions . Glenora Distillery, North America's only distiller of single-malt whisky, or enjoy warm-water beaches of the Northumberland Strait. Explore the Inverness Miners' Museum and the MacDonald House Museum.
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14.7
Community of Belle Cote, NS
West of highway
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14.8
Ocean Haven Bed & Breakfast
West of highway
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18.8
Community of Cap Le-Moine, NS
East of highway
12.2
19.7
View from Highway
Looking north
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21.9
Community of St. Joseph du Moine, NS
East of highway. Saint-Joseph-du-Moine is an Acadian community on Cape Breton Island that remains Francophone to this day; the inhabitants speak their own French dialect.
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23.0
Roadside Highway Turnout
Access from highway
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23.9
Pilots Wale Bed and Breakfast
West side of highway
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24.9
Community of Grand Etang, NS
East of highway
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27.8
View from highway
Looking north
18.7
30.1
Community of Point Cross, NS
East of highway
19.0
30.6
Germaine's Bed and Breakfast
West of highway
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33.9
Plage Saint- Pierre R. V. Park and campground
West of highway. Full service R V Park, campgrounds, 144 camp sites. Milebymile staff stayed at this park, great park, great staff.
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33.9
View across Bay
Looking north, at the community of Cheticamp, NS.
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Services at highway
Fuel
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Community of Cheticamp, NS
All services. Cheticamp, NS; was established in 1785. Attractions in Cheticamp, NS - Les Trois Pignons: Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life, THe museum shows, Acadian, cultural, genealogical and has a visitor information centre. - Acadian Museum, Demonstrations of wool carding, spinning, weaving and rug hooking. - Dr. Elizabeth LeFort Gallery and Museum: Les Trois Pignons, shows Acadian cultural and has a geneological information centre.
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View from highway
Community of Cheticamp, NS.
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Community of Cheticamp, NS business section
All services. The downtown area overlooks a large bay, into which the Chticamp River flows. Cheticamp, has almost 4,000 residents, a large number of whom are Acadians and speak French, as well as English.
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Point of Interest - NS: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Entering south boundry of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The park was established in 1936, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park covers 950 square kilometres, It is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in Nova Scotia. Campgrounds: There are 6 front country, one backcountry and one group campground - The Front Country Camping grounds: Chticamp Campground - Corney Brook - MacIntosh Brook - Big Intervale - Broad Cove - Ingonish. Backcountry Camping at Fishing Cove - Group Camping at Roberts Brook, campground. Hiking: The Park has 25 hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with great views of canyons, highlands and the seacoasts.
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Cheticamp River, NS. The Cheticamp River, river flows from Chticamp Lake, NS into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence at the village of Chticamp, Nova Scotia. They fish for Atlantic Salmon in this river.
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Cheticamp Campground - Cape Breton Highlands National Park. NS
Cheticamp (at west park entrance) west side of highway. The Chticamp Campground is located in the Rigouche Valley. Campground Facilities: 124 unserviced sites, 14 electrical sites, 24 RV sites. Showers, kitchen shelters with woodstoves, outdoor theatre, playgrounds.
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View from highway
Looking north
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Roadside Highway Turnout with picnic tables
East side of highway
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52.0
View from highway
Driving north
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
Esat side of highway
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View from highway
Driving north
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View of Highway
Driving north
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
Picnic tables, gravel turnout
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Roadside Highway Turnout
West side of highway
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Trout Brook picnic area
West side of highway
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View of Highway
Driving north
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Cornybrook Campground, NS
Corney Brook 20 unserviced oceanside sites. There are fireplaces and one washroom building with flush toilets. There is no potable water on site swimming and hiking nearby. The Cornybrook Trailhead is located across from the Corney Brook Campground. Features: The trail follow a brook through a hardwood forest to a small waterfall that marks the end of the trail. Length: 6.5 km (4 miles) return. Hiking Time: apx. 2 hours Elevation: is 30 - 170 m (100 - 560 ft.)
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
West side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
West side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
North side of highway
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Skyline Hiking Trail
East side of highway. Length: 9.2 km (5.7 miles) loop. THe hiking Time: apx, 2 - 3 hours Elevation: 290 - 405 m (950 - 1330 ft.) You can view of the Cabot Trail as it winds its way down the mountain from this trail. Spectacular ocean views. Dogs not permitted on this trail.
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Point of Interest
Emergency Telephone
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French Mountain Summit
455 metres
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Point of Interest
French Lake, south side of highway
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Bog Hiking Trail
North side of highway. Boge Hiking Trail: Features: Distance: 0.5 km (0.3 mile) loop Time: 15 minutes Elevation: 410 m (1345 ft.) This trail is a self guiding trail with interpretative signs, explaining the residing wildlife life that are here. One may encounter pitcher plants, delicate orchids, colourful dragonflies, green frogs and even the odd moose.
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Fishing Cove Hiking Trail
West side of highway. Fishing Cove Hiking Trail Feature: Length: 15.7 km (9.8 miles) return (also a 5.7 km alternate route) Hiking Time: 5 - 6 hours Elevation: 0 - 355 m (0 - 1165 ft.) - One can Hike from the top of the mountain about 8 kilometres down to a small ocean cove and grassy clearing which was once the site of a Scottish fishing community.There is no potable water on site. Fishing Cove is the only designated wilderness camp site in the park. One must register at a park information centre prior to camping.
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
West side of highway
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Emergency Telephone
East side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
Photo from view point
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Point of Interest
Mount McKenzie Summit 355m Metres
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Fishing Cove Hiking Trail
West side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
East side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point Grey Owls Plaque
West side of highway. At this observation point is a plaque dedicated to Canada's Grey Owl. Displayed is the following quote from his memoirs. '...Our souls need something too... We need an enrichment other than material prosperity and to gain it we have only to look around at what our country has to offer...'
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
Access from highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
East side of highway
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80.0
View from Highway

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Point of Interest
Crossing the McKenzie River
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Community of Pleasant Bay, NS
Services at highway. North to community of Red River, NS. Pleasant Bay, NS. is on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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Roadside Highway Turnout
East side of highway, picnic tables, toilets
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MacIntosh Brook Campground, NS
East side of highway MacIntosh Brook Campground is a small campground , at the base of the mountains. Facilities: 10 unserviced sites, a large kitchen shelter, playground, flush toilets and a hiking trail.
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Grand Anse River, NS.
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Lone Shieling Hiking Trail
Access from highway. Lone Shieling Hiking Trail Features: Old growth Acadian forest, Scottish heritage cottage. Length: 0.6 km (0.4 mile) loop Hiking Time: 15 minutes Elevation: 70 m (230 ft.) This short hiking trail is through 350 year old sugar maple trees. The Grande Anse Valley is one of the largest old growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. There is a replica of a Scottish crofters hut at the beginning of this trail.
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Emergency Shelter ( No Telephone )
445 Metres
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Roadside Highway Turnout
West side of highway. Gravel turnout,
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Roadside Highway Turnout
East side of highway
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100.0
Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
East side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
East side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Large turnout, west side of highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
East side of highway
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102.4
Point of Interest
Crossing the North Aspy River, NS. This river starts in the Cape Breton Highlands and empties into Aspy Bay.
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Big Intevale Campground
West side of highway Big Intervale Campground is by the Aspy River. It has 10 unserviced sites, fireplaces, pit privies and hiking trail. There is no potable water on site.
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View From Highway
Driving east
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Community of Cape North. N S
North of highway. North to community of North Harbour, NS
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Community of Dingwall, NS
North of highway. Dingwall is a fishing community
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Community of South Harbour, NS
East of highway. East to communities of Smelt Brook, NS, White Point, NS.
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Campground
West side of highway
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Access to Neils Harbour, NS
East of highway. Attractions in Neils Harbour, - Neil's Harbour Beach - Neil's Harbour and Fishing Boats - The Sea Breeze Restaurant - The Chowder House.
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Coastal Hiking Trail
Access from highway. Features: Atlantic coastline, headlands Length: 11.3 km (7.0 miles) return Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours Elevation: 0 - 45 m (0 - 150 ft.) - This hiking trail hugs the ocean shoreline, where one can feel the ocean spray and view granite headlands and cobblestone beaches.
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Jigging Cove Lake Hiking Trail
North of highway. Features: 2.4 km (1.5 miles) loop Hiking Time: 40 - 50 min Elevation: 50 - 65 m (165 - 215 ft.) - From the Cabot Trail, its a one kilometre hike to the lake. Birders enjoy the varied wildlife on this short trail around the lake.
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Black Brook River, NS
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Black Brook Picnic Area
North side of highway
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138.0
Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
East side of highway
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138.4
Roadside Highway Turnout
Access from highway
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Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point

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Roadside Highway Turnout
Little Smokey Hiking trail.
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Access to Campground
East side of highway
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Community of Ingonish, NS
Services at highway, west side. Attractions in Ingonish, NS - Ski Cape Smokey offers scenic lift rides to the top of its summit, providing a panoramic view of the Highlands and the ocean. Freshly caught lobster are available from mid-May until mid-July, followed by the snow crab season which usually lasts until mid-August. Throughout the year, you will find Ceilidhs and other traditional Cape Breton entertainment to enjoy.
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North Bay Beach Rest Area
East side of highway, picnic tables toilets
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Roadside Highway Turnout
Both sides of highway
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Ingonish Campground
East side of highway. This large campground is located in Ingonish Beach. Campground facilities: 90 unserviced sites, 20 with fireplaces, showers, kitchen shelters with wood stoves, communal fireplaces and a playground. The camground is wheelchair accessible. It is a short walk to the ocean beach. Firewood can be purchased.
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Highland Link Golf Course, NS
Esat side of highway
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161.0
Visitor Information Centre
East side of highway
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Cape Breton Highlands NS National Park Entrance Gate
For north bound traffic. The headlands and cliffs of Cape Breton Highland tower over the rich, natural heritage that is all around. Home to the famous Cabot Trail, the land is blessed with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and a human history that stretches back to the last Ice Age. The park offers many accessible treasures and experiences remarkable in their diversity, beauty, and wonder.
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Community of Ingonish Beach, NS
Services at highway, fuel
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R.C.M.P Detachment
East side of highway
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163.0
Community of Ingonish Ferry, NS
Access from highway
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View from rest Area
Looking north
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View from rest area
Looking south
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175.5
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
Access from highway
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Access to Cape Smokey Provincial Park, NS.
East of highway. Cape Smokey Park offers dramatic coastal views. A 10 kilometre (6 mile) return trail offers numerous look-offs along 275 metre (900 foot) granite cliffs. The hike takes approximately four hours return.
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View From Highway
Driving south
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176.6
View From Highway
Driving south
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183.3
Point of Interest
Crossing Morrison's Brook, NS
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View From Highway
Wreck Cove, driving south
115.8
186.3
Point of Interest
Crossing the Wreck Cove River, NS
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Community of Birch Plain, NS
West of highway
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Services at highway
West side of highway, fuel
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Community of Skir Dhu, NS
Access from highway
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190.8
Point of Interest
Crossing the French River, NS
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Community of Breton Cove, NS
East of highway
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Nova Scotia Rest Area
East side of highway
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Community of Indian Brook, NS
West of highway
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Piper's Campground
East side of highway
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Junction of Highway #312
South to communities of Jersey Cove, NS, Englishtown, NS. Attractions in and around Englishtown, NS: - Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling, traditional Cape Breton fiddle music. Events also include lectures, workshops, dances and concerts.
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Community of Tarbotville, NS
Access from highway
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Community of Tarbot, NS
West side of highway
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218.6
View From Highway
Driving south
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Community of North River, NS
Access from highway
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220.8
Pamela's Bed and Breakfast
West side of highway
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Community of Goose Cove, NS
West of highway
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View From Highway
Driving south
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Entering community of St. Anns, NS
Access from highway. of St. Anns, NS is home to the Novia Scotia; Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts.
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Nova Scotia Picnic Park
East side of highway
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Nova Scotia Gaelic College, NS
Access from highway
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Junction of highway #105 The Trans Canada Highway
NOTE the Cabot Trail Scenic Route at this point heads west on highway #105. East via highway #105 to town of North Sydney, NS, city of Sydney, NS. NOTE For highway travel via Nova Scotia Highway #105 The Trans Canada Highway - See Highway Travel Guide Exit #11 East Cabot Trail to North Sydney HighwayTravel Guide for driving directions.

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View From Highway
Cabot Trail highway marker sign
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View From Highway
Junction of highway #105 and the Cabot Trail. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. -e