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Hi all,

The wife and I are taking our new truck and toy hauler on it's maiden voyage up to Nova Scotia this summer. We found a beautiful campground right on the coast on the west end of Nova Scotia for the first part of our trip, but are having trouble picking a place on Cape Breton Island for the second half of the trip. I was thinking Broad Cove campground, but being a state park, there isn't much info online and the two web sites I did find leave much to be desired. Can anyone with experience on Cape Breton give us some advice. We are taking our Can-Am Spyder and want to cruise the Cabot Trail so Broad Cove looked ideal. Just not sure about site size etc. when coming in with a 37 foot 5th. Any thoughts would be appreciated!


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we stayed in Baddeck. It was a very nice camp ground.

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Nova Scotia has some beautiful provincial parks, some are on Cape Breton. We were up there in 2009 and here are some of the campgrounds where we stayed:

Battery Provincial Park
Corney Brook CG - on Cabot Trail
Louisbourgh Motorhome Park
Whycocomagh Prov Park

The Cabot Trail is spectacular; it reminded us of the Pacific coast.

Don't miss the Fortress of Louisbourgh

Have a great trip!
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Thanks much Ted!!!

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We stayed at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground. It is a good jumping off point to experience the Cabot Trail. It has a pool and a restaurant on site.

We went to the Fortress of Louisbourg. Really super. Also, don't miss the Alexander Graham Bell Musuem in Baddeck. The man invented so many things other than the telephone.

Cape Breton is so beautiful! It is on our short list for a return trip.

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You may want to read this earlier thread for some more info. I posted some pictures of our 2008 visit to Cape Breton and links to some of the campgrounds and points of interest we enjoyed.


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We've been to Nova Scotia last summer and really enjoyed it. Too bad we didn't pick a good campground............. but on the Cabot trail we took a ride at Cape Breton Highlands National Park campground just passed Cheticamp. That campground is a beauty. The good part is you get to do the Cabot trail clockwise which is from what I heard, the best way to do it.

A word of Advice:
According to the Cabot Trail tourism map (available at Nova Scotia welcome centers and various museums and merchants on Cape Breton Island), the entire Cabot Trail drive takes approximately five hours. What the map doesn't tell you is that this time is without any stops whatsoever. If you plan to stop for meals, hikes or sightseeing beyond the occasional photo stop, you will need to allow an entire day, at a minimum, to drive the Cabot Trail.
Once you begin this drive, you have to finish it, either by completing the loop or by turning around and retracing your path. You cannot cut across the center of Cape Breton Island.

Have fun and Happy Camping
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Thanks again for all the info guys! Sounds like we are in for a real treat!

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& look in at Meat Cove

Stop off at Cabot Landing Provincial Park and the place just across the bay from there.

Pick up oysters where you can.......




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