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One night in Bay of Fundy area

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One night in Bay of Fundy area

We are looking for a motel in July in this area for nine couples to stay. We'd like to be near the water to watch the Tide and walking distance to a little night life if this is possible. Can you do this in the Windsor area? $100-$200 for the night would work. Any advise is appreciated. Thank you

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1. Re: One night in Bay of Fundy area

I think your best bet would be to stay in one of two areas:

1. Somewhere around Wolfville which is a small university town. From there you would need to drive a few times to Hall's Harbour to get a good idea of the amazing tides.

http://goo.gl/maps/ZoI8f

novascotia.com/en/…wolfville.aspx

http://wolfville.ca/

2. Parrsboro or Advocate Harbour. http://goo.gl/maps/BrV1f

Parrsboro has a summer theatre and a few restaurants, etc. You can see the changing tides at the wharf.

www.novascotia.com/en/search.aspx…

tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g499233-Parrsboro_Nov…

http://www.town.parrsboro.ns.ca/

Advocate Harbour is my favorite place to see the tides. The bay empties out completely at low tide leaving fishing boats on the sea bottom, and six hours later the water rises high up beside the wharf.

There is a great restaurant and tiny B&B (Wild Caraway) from which you can watch this happen. There is little if any night life.

http://www.novascotia.com/en/search.aspx?criteria=advocate+harbour

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advocate_Harbour

tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g154967-c109658/Nova-S…

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2. Re: One night in Bay of Fundy area

If you wanted to view the tides & have the night life also, I would recommend the Wolfville area. Halls Harbour (aprox 15 min drive from Wolfville) is a good place to observe the difference in the tides & you can also enjoy a feed of lobster if you wish. Because the tide has to go down the beach after it leaves the harbour before it reaches the lowest of the low tides; you wouldn't have to wait the total 6 hrs to see the difference between high & low tides. For example, if the harbour was full because the tide was at it's highest peak at 10 am, then aprox 3 hrs or slightly more between 1 and 2 pm it would be completely empty. www.hallsharbourlobster.com

Here is a website with some info about the tides. Look at the Baxter's Harbour location for the tide times for Hall's Harbour. I notice that there is aprox a 40 foot difference around the middle of July. www.thehighesttides.com

You can also observe the tide difference at the Wolfville waterfront Park as it flows in from the Minas Basin. The tide times there are aprox an hour later & the tides are slightly higher. That's because the same amount of water flows from the Bay of Fundy around Cape Split into the smaller area of the Minas Basin.

Wolfville is a small vibrant university town with a good selection of restaurants.

This local pub is very popular. www.paddyspub.ca

Many of the accommodations in Wolfville within walking distance to downtown are B & B's or Inns; however although these cottages aren't overlooking the water, they might meet your needs. www.roselawnlodging.ca

There is a motel overlooking the Minas Basin at Grand Pre, but you would have to drive into Wolfville from there. www.beachbreezemotel.com

Also, in Grand Pre, slightly closer to Wolfville but you would still have to drive, is the following Motel. They have great home cooked food but the restaurant closes at 7 pm.

www.evangeline.ns.ca

Hope that this will help with your plans.

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3. Re: One night in Bay of Fundy area

Thanks for all the great info. Wolfville sounds like it may be the place for us and Paddyspub sounds like fun. The Harbours are just what we're looking for.

The next day we will be staying in Yarmouth so if you are experts on that area also I would welcome your advice on where to stay and what to do for one night' Thanks for the help

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4. Re: One night in Bay of Fundy area

It's been a while since I've been to Yarmouth, but I'd suggest the Best Western Mermaid Motel as it is downtown handy to the harbour. www.bwmermaid.com

And since you liked the sound of Paddy's in Wolfville, I'd suggest Rudders in Yarmouth. It's right on the waterfront & we always enjoyed the food & atmosphere there.

www.ruddersbrewpub.com

Make sure to stay on Rte 1 between Digby & Yarmouth, it's a beautiful drive along the Acadian Shore. If you decide you would like some local fried clams along the way, stop at the Roadside Grill in Belliveau Cove. It's been there forever & it's where all the locals plus others who know about it goes. Another great stop would be Mavillette Beach, wonderful place to go for a walk or a swim.

If you haven't already, check www.novascotia.com

You can also order a free tour guide book "Doers & Dreamers" from this site.

It has lots of valuable info within it's pages.

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5. Re: One night in Bay of Fundy area

That's great information since we will be traveling by Motorcycle we'll certainly be looking for the most scenic routes and the Fried Clams stop is a must so thanks for all of your extra ideas . Keep it coming

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