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Old 03-09-2017, 04:29 PM   #1
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Nova Scotia this June

We are flying to Nova Scotia for a wedding in June, and will rent a motorhome to tour the province. We will be staying at:
  1. Halifax
  2. Yarmouth
  3. Windsor
  4. Amherst
  5. Baddeck
  6. Sherbrooke
At least 2 days in each, some three days (Baddeck e.g.)

What do people recommend we see/do at or near these stops in the month of June?

Thanks in advance;

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Old 03-09-2017, 05:21 PM   #2
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When in Baddeck you must do the World famous Cabot Trail nature's mater piece.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #3
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The Cabot Trail is a must.
Louisbourg Fortress also IMO.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:46 PM   #4
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Skip Windsor. Stay in Wolfville. 20-25 minutes away. Even better park at Blomidon Provincial Park. About 20 from Wolfville. It's the best of the Annapolis Valley.
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Definitely check out Antigonish, my mothers birth place. She grew up on a farm on the bay a short distance from town.
https://www.visitantigonish.ca/

I did a 2 week motorcycle trip of NS a few years ago and toured the entire province. I had seafood for every meal the whole time.

As others have mentioned Cape Breton is a must.

You will find Nova Scotians some of the friendliest people anywhere.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:44 AM   #6
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Here is a link to a trip we took in 2013.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:51 AM   #7
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Nova Scotia travels...

Being a Bluenoser (Nova Scotian) here some additional places I'd recommend. The Annapolis Valley is the new mecca for vineyards and wine. Must drive the South Shore and check out Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg. The Sunrise Trail, between NS and PEI on the Northumberland Strait, has nice beaches and warm waters. Also, check out where lobster fishing is in season so you can make sure to get some fresh catch. Otherwise haddock (fish and chips) and whole clams are the order of the day. Lots of places have great seafood chowder but ask them where or when they got their seafood for the best chowders.

As mentioned, don't forget Cabot Trail and Fortress Louisburg. Annapolis Royal and Port Royal, on the way to Wolfville from Yarmouth, should be on the list. Near there on Briar Island is the best whale watching although the whales are more in Aug and Sept.

Enjoy the trip...it's an absolutely wonderful province and the people are usually very friendly!

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Old 03-10-2017, 01:39 PM   #8
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When on Cape Breton, check out The Celtic College. Also, I recommend Bird Island bird watching tours for Pffin sightings.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:47 PM   #9
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A Badec there is the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, a great museum the telephone is a tiny part of its invetions
Of course there is the inevitable Cabot Trail
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:51 PM   #10
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Be very careful Vic. My spouse and I toured Nova Scotia August 2016. While touring the south shore we fell absolutely in love with the area. We put a conditional offer on a small house and thought we would likely move to N.S. in 6 months to a year. Our Ont. home sold in 48 hours with a 3 week closing. I had to give 2 weeks notice and retire and we had a week to pack. Arrived here on Nov. 11, 2016 and absolutely love our new life in Nova Scotia. Be very careful. LOL
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:01 PM   #11
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We are flying to Nova Scotia for a wedding in June, and will rent a motorhome to tour the province. We will be staying at:
  1. Halifax
  2. Yarmouth
  3. Windsor
  4. Amherst
  5. Baddeck
  6. Sherbrooke
At least 2 days in each, some three days (Baddeck e.g.)

What do people recommend we see/do at or near these stops in the month of June?

Thanks in advance;

Vic
Everything that has been mentioned is good. I'd skip Yarmouth unless there is a family obligation to attend. In Baddeck, he Alexander Graham Bell Museum is an absolute must.
Mike in NS
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:06 PM   #12
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Definitely check out Antigonish, my mothers birth place. She grew up on a farm on the bay a short distance from town.
https://www.visitantigonish.ca/

I did a 2 week motorcycle trip of NS a few years ago and toured the entire province. I had seafood for every meal the whole time.

As others have mentioned Cape Breton is a must.

You will find Nova Scotians some of the friendliest people anywhere.

Laps

Your mother was from Antigonish? Can you get back to me off the board ?
I'm in Antigonish Motormail@yahoo dot com

And a biker too....but you didn't stop in! lol

Mike in Antigonish, NS
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:36 PM   #13
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Hi Vic!

I agree with all the comments so far, including that the Alexander Graham Bell museum is a must. If you have time, the little rug-hooking museum in Cheticamp is also well worth your time...even if you've never hooked a rug in your life!
As for Amherst, there are lots of intriguing hiking trails, especially in the area's provincial parks, as well as the Joggins Fossil site....a UNESCO world heritage site. And I agree, the beaches on the Amherst Shore are beautiful with warm Northumberland Strait waters.
Also near to Amherst, you might like to drive into New Brunswick for a trip to the Hopewell Rocks, a tidal exploration site and opportunity to walk on the ocean floor of the area home to the world's highest tides.

As to whale watching, Brier Island is a great place to go. And if truly beautiful beaches call to you, as they do me, Risser's Beach Prov. Park, just near Bridgewater/Lunenburg area is a stunner---try to secure a site on the water side. (They have a small adjunct campground on the beach, in addition to the larger main site across the road.).

Regardless of where you go and what you'll see, there really isn't anywhere that isn't gorgeous and home to friendly folk. You can order the Doers and Dreamers Guide online as a start to checking out all to see and do.

Have fun!!!
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:02 PM   #14
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If you like history I would add Grand Pré Historic Site to the list.
Peggy's Cove may have a tourist trap reputation, but don't miss it. This place is an absolute beauty.
Nearby is the Swissair 111 Memorial (we didn't miss this one as we're both in the airline industry).
The cost just west of Halifax and Peggy's Cove is simply gorgeous: Mahone Bay, Lunenburg... you will want to move there!!
Another place you may want to see: Meat Cove !! (but don't plan on towing the trailer up there!).
Yet another: Shelburne historic village (where a few movies have been made).

As for the Cabot Trail, this thread may interest you:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...r-69389-2.html
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:06 AM   #15
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We are flying to Nova Scotia for a wedding in June, and will rent a motorhome to tour the province. We will be staying at:
  1. Halifax
  2. Yarmouth
  3. Windsor
  4. Amherst
  5. Baddeck
  6. Sherbrooke
At least 2 days in each, some three days (Baddeck e.g.)

What do people recommend we see/do at or near these stops in the month of June?

Thanks in advance;

Vic
:You forgot Digby and area along with Bear River, u might think not much goes on here but is out of site places that one does not see often. Have friends at the Head of the River who lived in Calgary for years on years but moved here because they were told no snow but that was not the truth one year they got 12' and it stayed forever. I think they got hit again this year just like we been getting hit, Cape Breton is another area to visit especially the Sunrise Trail so nice up that way. We did quite a bit of Cape Breton in the Little Kar seeing more than we could if in MH. Nice Campground in Mahoney Bay also nice place to take pictures, good jump off place to Nuremburg, Grey rocks, Peggy's Cove, u get to Peggy's place say hello for us. Such a small place but worth a 1000 pictures. Grey Rock is about 7-8 miles up from Nuremburg just ask the locals and they will tell u. The one road you have to take is the one on the Atlantic side of Cape Breton, like dummies we got off the ferry from NL where they all talk funny, u stay there long enough you'll talk funny to and faster than one is used to talking.
We came back the Sunrise Trail but it was a good one.
Have fun As I miss my time there and our friends we know and the ones we met.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:44 PM   #16
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Cape Breton: If you like remote sand beaches, Aspy Bay is vast and spectacular...if you camp at Hideaway Campground and Oyster Market (Shore Road), a jaunt to the end of the road will bring you to Aspy Bay.

When leaving Hideaway Campground, if you take a right onto the main road (Cabot Trail), you will find your way to Meat Cove...very high winding road...spectacular view including whales...but if you bypass Meat Cove and continue on to Bay St. Lawrence, the whales are easier to see because you are closer to sea level. Not sure if the whales are around in June.

Mainland Nova Scotia: The eastern shore, route 7, besides bringing you to Sherbrooke, will lead you to many lovely beaches...Martinique, Clam Harbour...the eastern shore is less populated than the south shore, but it has the same maritime flavour.

Kejimikujik Seaside Adjunct Park takes about 3 hours round trip to walk...it is on the south shore, not too far from Yarmouth. Looks a lot like Malibou, and there are several types of seals that live there.

Peggy's Cove...you might want to park your rig in the parking lot that is at the intersection of the village road and route 333. I live in the next village, and the traffic can be intense during tourist season...i once watched a pushy bus driver come close to running over a Honda Civic in heavy traffic. The village road is short with very acute turns in it.

Happy camping and safe and easy travels!
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I agree with others on Lunenburg. A fascinating place in the architecture and history, plus a city campground at the visitor's center -- upper level for larger RVs. Among the attractions is the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Be sure to catch their guided tours or programs. Fascinating!!! There's also a restaurant on site, so you can catch morning and afternoon programs. We spent 3 days with mostly pouring rain and still had a fabulous time. Also good restaurants!
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:53 AM   #18
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Near Baddeck is Donelda's Bird Tours, with puffins, out of Englishtown.
I would also plan on rafting the Bay of Fundy incoming tide.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:06 PM   #19
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Cape Breton (when the weather is good) is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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Cape Breton: If you like remote sand beaches, Aspy Bay is vast and spectacular...if you camp at Hideaway Campground and Oyster Market (Shore Road), a jaunt to the end of the road will bring you to Aspy Bay.

When leaving Hideaway Campground, if you take a right onto the main road (Cabot Trail), you will find your way to Meat Cove...very high winding road...spectacular view including whales...but if you bypass Meat Cove and continue on to Bay St. Lawrence, the whales are easier to see because you are closer to sea level. Not sure if the whales are around in June.

Mainland Nova Scotia: The eastern shore, route 7, besides bringing you to Sherbrooke, will lead you to many lovely beaches...Martinique, Clam Harbour...the eastern shore is less populated than the south shore, but it has the same maritime flavour.

Kejimikujik Seaside Adjunct Park takes about 3 hours round trip to walk...it is on the south shore, not too far from Yarmouth. Looks a lot like Malibou, and there are several types of seals that live there.

Peggy's Cove...you might want to park your rig in the parking lot that is at the intersection of the village road and route 333. I live in the next village, and the traffic can be intense during tourist season...i once watched a pushy bus driver come close to running over a Honda Civic in heavy traffic. The village road is short with very acute turns in it.

Happy camping and safe and easy travels!
:Yep parking at Peggy's is nuts but if you take your time one can always find a spot or walk in. Funny thing bout Peggy's is that you get the shock of your life at how small it really is but when it comes to taking pictures one can spend the whole day there and never get enough. Some say they Like Cape Breton and there are places in Cape Breton I Like but for me Nova Scotia is the spot if I was younger would love to live there. Revently had a chance to buy a small farm with beautiful old barn on it could throw a lot of Newfie dances in the place, sell our fresh grown products etc.
It would take me a lifetime to see all of NS then I would have Cape Breton to discover but that is another story.
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