My husband and I are coming to NS in mid-August. Our original plan was to hit Cape Breton after a few days around Halifax/Lunenburg. We'd stay one night in Mabou, drive the Cabot Trail, stay one night in Cape North, and then drive to Louisbourg the next day, with the day after also in Louisbourg for the fortress and playhouse.
However, we've realized we've planned a lot of driving. Also, my husband isn't as keen on the Fortress of Louisbourg and is more interested in the lakes. What else is there to do around Louisbourg besides the fortress and playhouse? What is there to do around the lakes? I think we'd be interested in going to Iona and the historical set-up there. Would Baddeck be the best place to stay?