The Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
It is located in northern Victoria County and Inverness County on Cape Breton Island.
The route measures 298 km (185 mi) in length and completes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497, although most historians agree his landfall likely took place in Newfoundland and not Cape Breton Island. (Primier Angus L. MacDonald attempted to re-brand Nova Scotia for tourism purposes as primarily Scottish and, as part of this effort, created both the names Cape Breton Highlands and Cabot Trail.) Construction of the initial route was completed in 1932.
The northern section of the Cabot Trail passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The western and eastern sections follow the rugged coastline, providing spectacular views of the ocean. The southwestern section passes through the Margaree River valley before passing along Bras d'Or Lake.
View of the commercial and residential establishments that exist at Pleasant Bay
, along the Cabot Trail's northern-most segment
The Cabot Trail is the only trunk secondary highway in Nova Scotia which does not have a signed route designation. Road signs along the route instead have a unique mountain logo.
The road is internally referred to by the Department of Transportation and Public Works as Trunk 30. The Trunk 30 road named the "Cabot Trail" loops from Exit 7 on Nova Scotia Highway 105 at Buckwheat Corner to Exit 11 on Highway 105 at South Haven. The scenic travelway known as the "Cabot Trail" includes all of Trunk 30, as well as the portion of Highway 105 between exits 7 and 11.
The entire route is open year-round.
- Baddeck, the gateway to the Cabot Trail and the location of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
- St. Anns, home of the world famous Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts
- Ingonish, a fishing village and one of the first areas settled on Cape Breton and home to the Keltic Lodge resort, it is the eastern entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park
- Belle Cote, a small picturesque fishing village located at the mouth of the Margaree River where it flows into the Gulf of St Lawrence, marks the traditional boundary of the Scottish settlements to the south and the Acadian villages to the north that are located on the western side of Cape Breton Island.
- Chéticamp, an Acadian fishing village famous for its hooked rugs and fiddle music, it is the western entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park
- Dingwall, a small fishing village located in the highlands of Cape Breton Island
- Cape North, the northernmost point of the Cabot Trail and home of the North Highlands Community Museum.
See also 
- ^ Ian MacKay. In the Province of History. McGill-Queen's Press. 2010.
External links 
Coordinates: 46°29′13″N 60°44′46″W / 46.48694°N 60.74611°W
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Tue, 21 May 2013 04:34:20 -0700
Seventy teams and approximately 1,200 runners will descend on Cape Breton island for the 26th running of the Cabot Trail Relay, set for this weekend. Teams from across Canada, Maine and France will take part in this year's event, a 298-kilometre, 17 ...
Cape Breton Post
Thu, 16 May 2013 06:40:32 -0700
CHETICAMP — The public is advised to expect traffic delays during occasional full road closures on the Cabot Trail between Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay during the months of May and June. Topics : Parks Canada , Corney Brook , Cape Breton Highlands ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 15:44:58 -0700
The Cape Breton company has also won a $989,000 contract to stabilize a retaining structure on the Cabot Trail near Corney Brook. Founded in 1964, Zutphen Contractors was named the 2010 Family Enterprise of the Year by the Nova Scotia chapter of the ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:10:51 -0700
Cabot Trail Relay: The teams are picked and registration has long since closed, but if you happen to find yourself in Cape Breton this weekend, go cheer on the runners in the Cabot Trail Relay (cabottrailrelay.com). While all the legs in this 36-hour ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 13:19:54 -0700
“In 2008 someone in our organization suggested we put a team into the Cabot Trail race and I was on the board at the time,” she says. “Someone suggested I should run because I have a black belt in karate and I was athletic. Running is very different ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:24:27 -0700
“I believe there's something out there that makes things happen, for good or worse. I always said that if God thought I needed something better in my life, he'd give it to me — and he did.” Cabot Trail Food Market in Cape North, N.S., will receive a ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:43:28 -0700
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia: Multiple VirtualTourist members suggested the shores of Nova Scotia, particularly the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, as an ideal coastal drive for Canada-bound travellers. The Cabot Trail, which spurs off the Trans-Canada ...
RisMedia.com (press release)
RisMedia.com (press release)
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:17:13 -0700
Multiple VirtualTourist members suggested the shores of Nova Scotia, particularly the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, as an ideal coastal drive for Canada-bound travelers. The Cabot Trail, which spurs off the Trans-Canada Highway 105, extends north ...
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