Nova Scotia – Route 205

Baddeck – Route 1 Exit 10

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Baddeck is a summer town on Cape Breton Island’s Lake Bras d’or. Visited by sailboat enthusiasts, the village is also the starting point for circuits by bicycle around the world-famous Cabot Trail. There many top rated inns and Bed and Breakfasts for your start and end points, and supplies, banking, etc. can just about be done in town before starting off. Route 205 is the old highway along Lake Bras d’Or, a section now by-passed by the Trans-Canada Highway (#105). Stretching along the water, the village takes up a good piece of the highway’s length.

Baddeck’s most famous resident was Alexander Graham Bell. A first-rate national museum is just on the eastern edge of town. Further on, the huge Bell family home can be seen at the edge of Lake Bras d’Or.

Traffic: Moderate to Busy

Road Conditions: some divided 4 lane limited access sections

Terrain: Gently Rolling

Communities On This Route:
Baddeck