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Old 03-28-2015, 08:22 PM   #46
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Thank you so much for this trip report. We did several vacations to New Brunswick. It is one of my favorite vacation spots, It's beauty cannot be described. We were able to eat at the reversing falls restaurant while the tide was coming in. It was great to see but if I recall correctly, pretty noisy.

You reminded me how much I want to go back to the Hopwell Rocks. We stayed in a lovely cabin a few miles away.

If you ever head back up, go to Grand Manan Island. A beautiful and peacceful place. Sometimes I thin I should do an advertisement for New Brunswick. The only thing I'd like to add is the New Brunswick people are some of the nicest in the world. I know Canadians are nice, but in New Brunswick they out do themselves.

My kids also loved the bilingual aspect of the province,

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Thank you so much for this trip report. We did several vacations to New Brunswick. It is one of my favorite vacation spots, It's beauty cannot be described.

If you ever head back up, go to Grand Manan Island. A beautiful and peacceful place.
Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying the report! I agree, NB is so beautiful! So is Nova Scotia, and if you haven't been there, I highly recommend it! I read about Grand Manan Island while researching my trip, and it looks great!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Day 4, Part 1 – The Cabot Trail

We spent most of Day 4 traversing the Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is a scenic roadway that takes you around the greater part of Cape Breton, and is one of the most famous drives in Canada. It travels through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. I loved the Cabot Trail! There was so much gorgeous scenery! We could easily have spent 3 or 4 days in this area. Before reaching the Cabot Trail, we passed Bras d’Or Lake, which is a large lake in the middle of Cape Breton Island.





Soon we were arriving at the entrance to the Cabot Trail. It travels along several channels and harbors for a bit.









We stopped for this photo op, and I caught some really large lobsters.













We ate lunch at a cute restaurant called the Clucking Hen. The interior of this restaurant had a really cute chicken theme. Outside there was a fun moose antler photo op.





































We stopped at a scenic park with picnic benches, and the kids got out some energy kicking around a soccer ball. It was REALLY windy there high up above the ocean.















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What beautiful scenery everywhere. Looks like you had a lot of fun along the trail as well.
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This brings back so many memories, did you make it to the fort?
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The Cabot Trail is so beautiful. I always found the scenic areas in the maritimes to be pleasantly uncrowded, too, unlike similar areas in New England! I guess most people don't go that far north, but it's well worth it.
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Love the photos. Need to get back up that way.

Laurie, we started vacationing in NB after many years of going to the Cape. One year we felt like our entire vacation was spent on Rte 6. I am loving this trip report but I hope it doesn't encourage too many people to venture up. I remember when the Cape was nice and quiet.
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Beautiful!
Great idea to pack a soccer ball to burn off energy!
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