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Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

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Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

We are planning on flying into Boston (either Aug or Sept) and then driving to Maine and Nova Scotia. Would like to go place to go along the coast, looking for great places to eat lobster. Then onto Nova Scotia, around Peggy's Cove. Ideas on routes would be helpful and any thoughts on using the ferry from St John to Nova Scotia? Thanks

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1. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

To start with, check this website: www.novascotia.com

You can also order a free tour guide "Doers & Dreamers" on there.

How long were you planning on spending in Nova Scotia?

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2. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

We have 2 weeks for the trip so probably 5 days in Nova Scotia. A friend told us to go to Peggy's Cove. What do you know about that place?

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3. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

The iconic lighthouse of Nova Scotia is there...it's a small place good for a few hours max, IMO...

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4. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

Peggys Cove is a nice place to visit if you are into the big tourist icons type experience. Its a tiny village of 60 or less residents inundated by roughly 600,000 visitors due to its proximity to the largest city in the Maritimes with its bus tours and Cruise lines sending a steady stream to it from June to October. If you can get there real early in the morning or in the evening you can still get a idea why it developed its reputation that started in the 1930s when artists would go there to paint after travelling a rough gravel track to this secluded little village. It certainly isnt anything like that anymore unless you go there off season. But then again - lots of people look for that type of experience. If you want a more authentic experience you will find lots of other lighthouses around the province. Some of the best on my list would be at Cape Forchu at Yarmouth, the west light at Brier Island or the light at Cape d'Or . Forchu is on the cover of this years Doers and Dreamers so that spot will probably be a bit busier now, especially with the new ferry connection. If you head to Peggys stop at Ryers lobster pound for your lobster - its quite close by in Indian Harbour.

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5. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

Before we can be of more help you should study the www.novascotia.com website and then you can tell us things or places which you would like to include in your trip. This website is full of maps, accommodation listings, things of interest, etc.

It would also be good to know how much time you will have here and what your interests are.

The ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia may save some driving time (but may not save overall time) but it is only something to consider if your plans include going to the southern part of Nova Scotia. The crossing time is about three hours. To that you need to add waiting, loading and unloading time.

ferries.ca/princess-of-acadia-ferry-schedule…

http://goo.gl/maps/j3slp

http://goo.gl/maps/icF5D

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6. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

Thank you for the information on Peggy's Cove. I really appreciate the alternate lighthouses and places that you suggested. They sound less crowded and it is always nicer to avoid the tourist crowds when traveling.

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7. Re: Any ideas for routes and places to stay in Nova Scotia?

I will look at that website you sent. Thanks for the heads up on the ferry. Never considered the time needed for the loading etc by using the ferry. If we use that route, I will add that time into our travel plans.

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