My husband and I will be arriving May 2013, probably on the 20th. We'll have until the 13th June. So far the plan looks like this:
2 nights in Halifax
14 nights at White Point - we want to do some day trips from here and will have a car. We'll travel back and forth along the lighthouse trail and have time to explore out of the way spots. We'll also have some time relaxing at White Point. We are thinking about maybe spending at least a couple of nights out of the 14 up near Digby/Annapolis Royal.
We then have 8 nights before leaving and will probably do the Glooscap Trail with 2 nights at Parrsboro, Sunrise Trail with 2 nights at Tatamagouche. I want to stay in the train carriages! And get to Sugar Moon Farm, I am a maple syrup fan!
So we would then have 4 nights to do the Cabot Trail and head back to Halifax via the Marine Drive.
We could spend more time on the Glooscap and the Sunrise and miss the Cabot trail out. This would be an incentive to return! This is the part of the trip we are struggling with. We don't want to spend hours driving. Maybe do 1.5 hours stop to visit somewhere then another hour to visit/hike/bird watch/shop then head back to base.
We want to make the most of our time and not rush around too much. We'd love a chance to really get a feel for the province and the people. Hoping there will be time for some hiking, wildlife watching, a bit of the local culture/history, eating good food and yarn stores (if my other half doesn't object).
This trip probably sounds like we have a huge budget, we don't. Will be using b&bs when not at White Point.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.