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Drive from Halifax to Baddeck - any suggestions?

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Drive from Halifax to Baddeck - any suggestions?

Hi All,

We will be heading to NS this week for 5 days (ending in Charlottetown) and for 2 nights we are staying Baddeck. I was just wondering if there were any recommendations for the drive between Halifax and Baddeck or should we just take the directions the B&B gave us (prob the fastest route along the highways)? Are there any cool/nice/scenic spots on the way other than the highway route? Or should we just head to Baddeck on the straightest route and continue our sight-seeing there?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Drive from Halifax to Baddeck - any suggestions?

Since I'm not sure of your "time of day" for the drive from Hfx to Baddeck,I will suggest some possibilites which might fit into your schedule.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (http://wildlifepark.gov.ns.ca)

Watson Smith & Sons Tinsmith Shop & Hardware Store Museum in Shubenacadie (www.tinsmithshopmuseum.ca)

Mastodon Ridge & Showcase Nova Scotia in Stewiacke (www.mastodonridge.com)

Glooscap Heritage Centre in Millbrook (www.glooscaphertiagecentre.com)

Victoria Park in Truro (www.truro.ca/depart/parks/vicpark/about.htm)

All of these suggested places are minutes off Hwy # 102.

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2. Re: Drive from Halifax to Baddeck - any suggestions?


besides what Suncatcher has told you, if you are only on the ground for 5 days, then you might want to reconsider why you are in Baddeck for 2 of the 5 .

I'll assume you will travel the Cabot Trail, and suggest if you have 2 nights to be on Cape Breton Island that you would want one night on the ocean and facing west so you can enjoy a sunset on the horizon. Yes, you can travel the full circle of the Cabot Trail by leaving Baddeck in the morning and getting back by sunset, but you may find that restricted your chances to do anything along the Trail, like a hike, a whale watch, or go to a ceilidh.

To get to PEI from, say Margaree Harbour, is just as fast as getting there from Baddeck.

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