Itineraries in St. Ann’s
Many refer to St. Ann’s Bay as the gateway to the Cabot trail as it has two points of entry off of the Trans-Canada Highway 101 (Exit 11 & 12), where you will travel North toward Cape Smokey and Ingonish. Rich with history and culture, St. Ann’s is home to Nova Scotia’s only Gaelic College and its tallest waterfall! The small village of Englishtown is one of the oldest settlements in North America, and operates one of the provinces last remaining car ferries across a powerful, yet beautiful passage of the bay. With so much to do, you don’t want to miss a thing!
Which way should I drive around the trail?
No matter which way you choose to travel the Cabot trail, you will inevitably find yourself within the 72km long area of St. Ann’s Bay. Here is a great blog on NovaScotia.com: Clockwise or Counter-clockwise: which way should I drive Cape Breton Island’s Cabot Trail.