The Cabot Trail is a world-famous drive which encircles the northern part of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s named after John Cabot of Bristol, who is thought to have landed on the eastern (Atlantic) side of the island in 1497. The Trail starts and ends at the village of Baddeck, on the Bras D’Or Lakes, Though it’s a spectacular drive at any time of year, autumn adds the glory of amazing colour, as the hardwood trees turn into their fall foliage. But time is short, the first Atlantic gale will strip many of the leaves, so if you go, mid to late September and to about the middle of October is the best.
This photo was taken near Grand Anse,in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, but every turn of the road is another vista.
Taken in early October, 2006, with a Sony DSCF828 camera.
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