The Cabot Trail is carved into the sides of mountains that rise high above the shimmering waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and winds for nearly 300 km (185 mi.) through the beautiful Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, where pods of whales can often be seen just offshore and bald eagles soar aloft on the ocean breezes. (based on excerpt from Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture.)
Baddeck also boasts a world class 18 hole golf course–Bell Bay Golf Club. Awarded ‘Best New Course in Canada’ status by Golf Digest in 1998, Bell Bay Golf Club has quickly established a reputation of excellence. In its first four years of operation, this challenging new course hosted a major Canadian Tour event, The Matches at Bell Bay, the Canadian Club Champions Championship and the second annual Wayne Gretzky & Friends Invitational. Cape Breton has several other “must golf” courses all of which are convenient and picturesque day-trip drives from Baddeck.
In fact, Baddeck is the prime location for your entire Cape Breton vacation–being the heart of Cape Breton makes it a relaxing home-base for daily adventures to all points of interest–the Highland Village Museum, Glace Bay Miners Museum and the Fortress of Louisbourg to name a few.