Cape Breton Highlands

Cape Breton Highlands

      forested upland, northernmost Nova Scotia, Canada, on Cape Breton Island. The highlands, which occupy a large peninsula bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the west, are the most prominent physical feature of Nova Scotia. Rising abruptly from either coast, they form an undulating plateau that averages 1,200 feet (370 m) above sea level; their maximum elevation, 1,745 feet (532 m), is the highest point in the province. Though uninhabited except along a narrow coastal fringe, the highlands are a popular scenic and recreational area that is partially embraced by Cape Breton Highlands National Park (367 square miles [951 square km]). The scenic Cabot Trail, a highway 185 miles (298 km) long, encircles most of the region.

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