My husband and I looking for hotels to stay in while driving counter clockwise around the Cabot Trail and the Ceilidh Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We'll be coming from Halifax, and we'll return to Halifax after leaving Cape Breton.
We're not into hiking or camping, but we enjoy seeing beautiful views, swimming, being close to the water, listening to great music (Celtic music, specifically, on this trip), shopping, exploring, visiting historic sites and the occasional museum, and walking around picturesque towns.
The towns we're focusing on are Baddeck, Ingonish, Cheticamp, Inverness, and Mabou. We'll also visit the Louisburg Fortress in Louisburg, east of the Cabot Trail. Not that we need to stay in all of the towns listed, but which towns would you choose and why? How many days would you stay in each one?