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    0.0
    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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    0.0
    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.
    0.2
    0.3
    Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre
    Access from highway
    4.8
    7.7
    Community of East Margaree, NS, - Photo view from highway
    Access from highway
    5.5
    8.9
    Community of Scotch Hill, NS
    West of highway
    7.6
    12.3
    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.
    9.1
    14.7
    Community of Belle Cote, NS
    West of highway
    9.2
    14.8
    Ocean Haven Bed & Breakfast
    West of highway
    11.7
    18.8
    Community of Cap Le-Moine, NS
    East of highway
    12.2
    19.7
    View from Highway
    Looking north
    13.6
    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.
    14.3
    23.0
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    Access from highway
    14.9
    23.9
    Pilots Wale Bed and Breakfast
    West side of highway
    15.5
    24.9
    Community of Grand Etang, NS
    East of highway
    17.3
    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
    21.1
    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.
    21.1
    33.9
    View across Bay
    Looking north, at the community of Cheticamp, NS.
    23.4
    37.6
    Services at highway
    Fuel
    24.4
    39.2
    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.
    25.0
    40.3
    View from highway
    Community of Cheticamp, NS.
    25.8
    41.5
    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.
    29.9
    48.1
    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.
    30.0
    48.2
    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.
    30.6
    49.2
    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.
    31.3
    50.3
    View from highway
    Looking north
    32.1
    51.7
    Roadside Highway Turnout with picnic tables
    East side of highway
    32.3
    52.0
    View from highway
    Driving north
    32.6
    52.5
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    Esat side of highway
    33.1
    53.2
    View from highway
    Driving north
    33.8
    54.4
    View of Highway
    Driving north
    34.0
    54.7
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    Picnic tables, gravel turnout
    34.8
    56.0
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    West side of highway
    35.5
    57.1
    Trout Brook picnic area
    West side of highway
    36.1
    58.1
    View of Highway
    Driving north
    36.4
    58.6
    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.)
    36.8
    59.2
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    West side of highway
    37.4
    60.2
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    West side of highway
    38.7
    62.2
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    North side of highway
    39.8
    64.0
    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.
    40.0
    64.3
    Point of Interest
    Emergency Telephone
    40.2
    64.7
    French Mountain Summit
    455 metres
    40.3
    64.9
    Point of Interest
    French Lake, south side of highway
    42.5
    68.4
    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.
    44.8
    72.1
    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.
    46.2
    74.4
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    West side of highway
    46.6
    75.0
    Emergency Telephone
    East side of highway
    47.0
    75.6
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    Photo from view point
    47.3
    76.1
    Point of Interest
    Mount McKenzie Summit 355m Metres
    47.5
    76.5
    Fishing Cove Hiking Trail
    West side of highway
    48.0
    77.2
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    East side of highway
    49.3
    79.3
    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...'
    49.5
    79.7
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    Access from highway
    49.6
    79.9
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    East side of highway
    49.7
    80.0
    View from Highway

    50.9
    81.9
    Point of Interest
    Crossing the McKenzie River
    52.5
    84.5
    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.
    53.6
    86.3
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    East side of highway, picnic tables, toilets
    54.4
    87.5
    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.
    55.1
    88.7
    Point of Interest
    Crossing the Grand Anse River, NS.
    56.3
    90.6
    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.
    60.0
    96.5
    Emergency Shelter ( No Telephone )
    445 Metres
    60.7
    97.7
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    West side of highway. Gravel turnout,
    61.6
    99.2
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    East side of highway
    62.1
    100.0
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    East side of highway
    62.8
    101.0
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    East side of highway
    62.9
    101.3
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    Large turnout, west side of highway
    63.3
    101.8
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    East side of highway
    63.6
    102.4
    Point of Interest
    Crossing the North Aspy River, NS. This river starts in the Cape Breton Highlands and empties into Aspy Bay.
    64.0
    103.0
    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.
    66.1
    106.3
    View From Highway
    Driving east
    70.7
    113.7
    Community of Cape North. N S
    North of highway. North to community of North Harbour, NS
    72.0
    115.8
    Community of Dingwall, NS
    North of highway. Dingwall is a fishing community
    72.3
    116.4
    Community of South Harbour, NS
    East of highway. East to communities of Smelt Brook, NS, White Point, NS.
    72.6
    116.8
    Campground
    West side of highway
    76.6
    123.2
    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.
    82.7
    133.1
    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.
    84.3
    135.6
    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.
    85.5
    137.6
    Point of Interest
    Crossing the Black Brook River, NS
    85.6
    137.8
    Black Brook Picnic Area
    North side of highway
    85.8
    138.0
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point
    East side of highway
    86.0
    138.4
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    Access from highway
    88.4
    142.3
    Roadside Highway Turnout with Viewing Point

    89.9
    144.7
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    Little Smokey Hiking trail.
    93.3
    150.2
    Access to Campground
    East side of highway
    93.6
    150.6
    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.
    98.2
    158.1
    North Bay Beach Rest Area
    East side of highway, picnic tables toilets
    98.6
    158.7
    Roadside Highway Turnout
    Both sides of highway
    99.4
    159.9
    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.
    99.7
    160.4
    Highland Link Golf Course, NS
    Esat side of highway
    100.0
    161.0
    Visitor Information Centre
    East side of highway
    100.2
    161.2
    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.
    100.2
    161.3
    Community of Ingonish Beach, NS
    Services at highway, fuel
    100.4
    161.6
    R.C.M.P Detachment
    East side of highway
    101.3
    163.0
    Community of Ingonish Ferry, NS
    Access from highway
    109.1
    175.5
    View from rest Area
    Looking north
    109.1
    175.5
    View from rest area
    Looking south
    109.1
    175.5
    Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
    Access from highway
    109.2
    175.8
    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.
    109.6
    176.3
    View From Highway
    Driving south
    109.7
    176.6
    View From Highway
    Driving south
    113.9
    183.3
    Point of Interest
    Crossing Morrison's Brook, NS
    115.0
    185.1
    View From Highway
    Wreck Cove, driving south
    115.8
    186.3
    Point of Interest
    Crossing the Wreck Cove River, NS
    115.9
    186.5
    Community of Birch Plain, NS
    West of highway
    116.3
    187.2
    Services at highway
    West side of highway, fuel
    118.0
    189.9
    Community of Skir Dhu, NS
    Access from highway
    118.6
    190.8
    Point of Interest
    Crossing the French River, NS
    121.7
    195.8
    Community of Breton Cove, NS
    East of highway
    124.2
    199.9
    Nova Scotia Rest Area
    East side of highway
    125.7
    202.3
    Community of Indian Brook, NS
    West of highway
    127.5
    205.2
    Piper's Campground
    East side of highway
    130.3
    209.7
    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.
    131.2
    211.2
    Community of Tarbotville, NS
    Access from highway
    132.4
    213.0
    Community of Tarbot, NS
    West side of highway
    135.8
    218.6
    View From Highway
    Driving south
    136.1
    219.1
    Community of North River, NS
    Access from highway
    137.2
    220.8
    Pamela's Bed and Breakfast
    West side of highway
    138.9
    223.5
    Community of Goose Cove, NS
    West of highway
    139.3
    224.2
    View From Highway
    Driving south
    140.7
    226.4
    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.
    145.8
    234.6
    Nova Scotia Picnic Park
    East side of highway
    147.3
    237.0
    Nova Scotia Gaelic College, NS
    Access from highway
    147.5
    237.3
    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.

    147.5
    237.3
    View From Highway
    Cabot Trail highway marker sign
    147.5
    237.3
    View From Highway
    Junction of highway #105 and the Cabot Trail. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. -e