The Cabot Trail is a scenic highway on Cape Breton Island. It does a big loop around the northern part of the island. It is named after John Cabot, who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497. Some say he landed in Newfoundland and some say he landed on Cape Breton Island. No one can really agree on where exactly it was he ended up.
One thing I think that everyone can agree on, is that the Cabot Trail is beautiful.
There are absolutely stunning vistas for you to view as you’re driving along. Conveniently there are places along the road where you can pull over, get out and snap a picture or two. You know, instead of obstructing traffic and having a potentially fatal accident every time you want to take in the sights.
The most scenic part of the highway is between Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay. The highway follows the coast, quite closely, and you have amazing views of the ocean and the mountains. Absolutely stunning.