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Old 02-20-2019, 08:06 PM   #21
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Mosquitoes in Maine are said to be the size of dragonflies. Right, Jim?
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The mosquitos are tame compared to the black flies and what we call "cross tail" flies.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:11 PM   #23
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The mosquitos are tame compared to the black flies and what we call "cross tail" flies.
Here in Maine we say;
Mosquitos Suck but Black Flies Bite!!!
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I loved June in Nova Scotia/Cape Breton Island/Newfoundland.
The First Nation sites/museums I wanted to visit weren't open yet.
Stay a night in PEI near the Old Sow whirlpool- largest permanent whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
Take the kids on a white water raft of the incoming tide at Bay of Fundy.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:02 PM   #25
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I appreciate the specific suggestions, Mitzi! We've got the basic itinerary planned and are currently filling in details, sightseeing stops, etc. Very excited.

Additional must-see destinations still appreciated. Basic route is I-95 past NYC, up the New England coast to Maine, take the ferry to NS and PEI, returning through NB, QC, and dropping down through NY, friends at Cornell, Hershey, PA, and MD.
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I find driving US 1 along the Maine coast in high season to be extremely frustrating. Scenery in Nova Scotia is 100x better with much less traffic. So I typically take SR9 to avoid coast mess. New Brunswick scenery not that great either although Bay of Fundy is a must see. PEI and NS are outstanding!

I also tend to take I81 through PA to I 84 to avoid NYC.
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Were kind of hoping early June isnt quite high season, but Im also debating whether to skip popular places like Acadia NP and spend the extra time in Canada. Good advice.

Were doing I-95 in order to visit historical sites in Philadelphia, Boston, etc., mainly for our kids. Its easy to feel isolated from events in early American history growing up in AZ. This is a one-time window for us while theyre still at home and old enough to understand and appreciate. Ill have to work on the timing to get past NYC. Maybe a late evening run after spending the day in Philadelphia. I grew up in the I-95 corridor, so Im used to the congestion. At least were not towing.
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Jon, If you are tempted to skip Acadia, go a little further, to Schoodic Peninsula; there is a really nice campground, established just a few years ago. It is much less busy and you can make a day trip to see Mt. Desert Island if tempted. It is unique and beautiful.
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Were planning a trip to New England and the Maritimes (NS, NB, and PEI). Due to schedule constraints, it has to be in early June or mid-October. Were thinking October.

Any thoughts on either time frame?
Jon, we live about 40 minutes from downtown Philly, (west and a bit south) but definitely in the rural burbs. Took several classes on trips when I was still teaching. Be happy to give you input on the "historic Philadelphia" part of your trip!
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If you are near Cape Breton in October, be sure to look into the Celtic Colours festival. There are dozens of shows in many venues across the island highlighting the vibrant Celtic and traditional music scene here.
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At least were not towing.
Yes, without a trailer, the drive is not so bad. Jersey Turnpike with a tow behind is an experience to skip....
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If you are near Cape Breton in October, be sure to look into the Celtic Colours festival. There are dozens of shows in many venues across the island highlighting the vibrant Celtic and traditional music scene here.
Thanks for the suggestion. We have decided on the early June visit. If there is a strong Celtic music scene, I'll keep an eye out for a small concert we might take in. That's not a genre my family has been much exposed to, but my youngest daughter somehow acquired a musical gene, no credit to her parents.
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There is a strong music scene in general in the Maritimes, across all genres. Especially in the bigger centres like Halifax. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is in late June and is quite a show. The festival of small halls in PEI is also in June, plus there are loads of pubs and restaurants with local entertainment. I’m starting to sound like I work with the Tourist Board lol
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Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
https://riverrunnersns.com/
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Most seem to be in Nova Scotia.
This was just from Googling Rafting Tidal Bore Bay of Fundy.
There is an interpretive center in East Hants.
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