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Has anyone here ever been to Nova Scotia?

Asked by jca2 (16296points) 3 weeks ago

We’re visiting family in Maine during the summer, and I’m considering a little trip farther afterwards, to Nova Scotia, just for a few days.

Has anyone here ever been to Nova Scotia? If so, do you have any advice, tips, ideas, thoughts, inspiration?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

No, but I have always wanted to go. I’d love to hear about your visit.

JLeslie's avatar

No, but I used to know someone who lives up there who used to take cruise ship tourists on tours when they were in port.

I can try to reach out to her. What do you want to know?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes it is beautiful. Go t Cape Breton Island and go to the National Park. Also time your travels to stop and see the Tidal Bore on the Bay of Fundy.

janbb's avatar

Yes. It is a very long way – even from Maine. TW’s suggestions are good if you want to spend the time traveling. Halifax is a lovely small city and Cape Breton is pretty but aside from the highlights, the scenery is not that different from Maine. You could consider taking the ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth with the car.

jca2's avatar

@janbb I’ve been googling Cape Breton since @Tropical_Willie wrote it. I see it’s a ferry which adds another layer of planning and cost to the trip, plus time. It looks beautiful but from there, it’s a two day ride home (15 hours which means two days with stops for bathroom, food and fuel).

Smashley's avatar

It’s beautiful and very far. I’d consider the ferry from Acadia across the bay, which cuts off a huge amount of the moosiest driving. If you’re flexible about your itinerary, maybe park your car in Maine and walk onto the ferry, and enjoy the local area.

janbb's avatar

@jca2 Yes. We even took the ferry up from Maine drove all around and then back through Moncton, the Bay of Fundy and down through Maine. 2,000 miles in two weeks. I’m not sorry I did it- when I was much younger- but would have no need to go again.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Yup,it’s really cool there is tons to see and do ,stop at a tourist info and pick up maps and ideas.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Try to make a point to visit Louisburg, it’s a national historic site and well worth the trip,also the Citadel in Halifax.

janbb's avatar

@jca2 Yes, as @SQUEEKY2 says, Fort Louisburg is a wonderful reconstructed garrison town. Something like Williamsburg – the guides are all in character. We loved it.

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