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Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

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Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

We are driving from Digby to Baddeck and will be spending one night. Getting off the ferry at 1500 in Digby on a Saturday and need to be in Baddeck by 1500 on Sunday. Would like to stay about halfway at a charming B&B in a charming town. Truro doesn't seem that charming in my searches. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks so much.

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1. Re: Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

Keep in mind that although the ferry docks at 3, by the time it has unloaded it may be closer to 3:30 before you are actually on the road.

Truro has wonderful B&Bs to choose from along with some nice seafood restaurants. Certainly Victoria Park http://www.truro.ca/vic-park.html located in the town is worth a visit. It is lovely.

Truro would be approximately 3 1/2 hrs drive from Digby. If you wish to push on a little further, check out the town of Pictou http://www.townofpictou.ca/ Pictou is approximately 1 hr's drive past Truro. This means a slightly longer trip Saturday evening, but a shorter trip to Baddeck the next day. There are several B&Bs listed on Trip Adviser with great reviews. You may wish to check one of them out.

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2. Re: Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

Obviously since I am a B&B operator in the Truro area, I am going to be slightly biased with regards to Truro's "charm" factor! Truro is located about 1/2 way between Digby & Baddeck & has a great selection of licensed/inspected B&Bs. Check out www.nsbedandbreakfast.com & look at the Glooscap Trail section of Nova Scotia.

Unfortunately the timing of your travelling through Central Nova Scotia means that you will not be able to visit many of the local historical museums located in this area or even drive too far out on the Bay of Fundy before it is dark. You might be able to walk through either Victoria Park, a 1000 acre natural setting in the middle of the town, or along the tree-lined residential streets to see the many fine, older homes in the town's original areas.

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3. Re: Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

You are right, Truro is not particularly charming. I would suggest to stay in Wolfville or even Annapolis Royal. These are charming towns where you can explore the remainder of your arrival day and then do the drive from there the next day (6,5 hours from Annapolis Royal, 5 hours from Wolfville)

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4. Re: Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

If you are only taking the ferry to Digby and then immediately getting on the road towards Baddeck, you would be much better off driving there direct from New Brunswick.

Saint John, New Brunswick to Baddeck: http://bit.ly/qrWmGA - just under seven hours

Digby, Nova Scotia to Baddeck 6:45 plus the time waiting for the ferry, taking the ferry and getting off the ferry http://bit.ly/qV5XRW

If you are spending time at places along the way that is fine.

I do agree with Pictou as a place to stay.

Coming by road from Saint John, if you take the shore road (Route 6) from Amherst to Pictou you could also check out Pugwash and Tatamagouche which are cute little villages.

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5. Re: Driving Digby to Baddeck - where to stay?

I'm with maryann. Seems more feasable to drive to CB from New Brunswick, then carry on to Digby, taking in the sights and catching the ferry to St. John.

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