I will be flying into Halifax and on Sept 10th will be joining a 10 day bus tour that seems to cover all the main highlights in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, PEI and the New Brunswick shore of the Bay of Fundy.The tour ends back in Halifax on Sept 20th and I will be getting a rental car and staying on for another week (Sept 20 to Sept 26 - plane leaves Halifax on Sept 27th). I am a mature woman who is used to traveling on her own. I don't want to make definite plans for that week as I may want to go back to a place that I visit on the tour but I want to have some options. I had thought about driving up Highway 7 and visiting Sherbrooke village, perhaps going back up to Cape Breton for the rest of the week. I had also thought about going to Liverpool and across to Annapolis Royal and visiting that shore of the Bay of Fundy. I like to slow down and just enjoy scenery, people and wildlife. Is there any area of Nova Scotia that a single woman should be extra cautious in? I am assuming that I will have no trouble finding lodgings that time of year but do I have to be concerned about places closing for end of season? Any suggestions of favorite places not on the regular tourist beat would be most appreciated.