Cabot Trail, the world-famous scenic highway, was named after John Cabot, the great navigator and explorer who first sighted Cape Breton Island on June 23 1497 and circles northern Cape Breton Island where the highlands rise from the coast to a large plateau of forests, lakes, bogs and tundra.

The trail offers stunning look-out points in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park whether you drive or decide to take advantage of the Park's wilderness hiking, camping, golfing, and, in winter, downhill, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Many make a special trip to the Cabot Trail in autumn to see the Indian summer with mountain-sides cloaked in spectacular red and orange hues.

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