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July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

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July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

Hi there,

Taking a drive from Hamilton Ontario to Glace Bay to stay with some friends and family. I will be travelling with my wife, 8 year old and 12 month old kids. We would like to do some day trips.

We will be going to louisbourg fortress for sure, but would like some help on a few others.

My wife loves to hike.

How far is the national park from glace bay, and the cabot trail from the national park. What other activities besides whale sightseeing would my 8 year old enjoy?

Thanks a ton!

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1. Re: July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail goes through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Here is some information and I am sure your friends and family can help you much more.

Return trip along the Cabot Trail as far as Neil's Harbour: http://goo.gl/maps/QUXN0

Glace Bay around the entire Cabot Trail and back to Glace Bay: http://goo.gl/maps/saAhX

Glace Bay to Cheticamp. Just north of there is the National Park and the Skyline Trail. There is whale watching out of Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay among other places. http://goo.gl/maps/0sxhV

Do some research here on the Nova Scotia visitors website:

www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx

Look at other posts on the Nova Scotia page where you posted this: tripadvisor.ca/ShowForum-g154967-i326-Nova_S…

Notice the post near the top showing previous trip reports as well.

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2. Re: July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

Thanks a ton maryann, this is perfect!!

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3. Re: July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

Hey guys

When I cross into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick what is the town we hit first to grab a hotel. Enroute to glacé bay

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4. Re: July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

Amherst, NS is right at the border. It has several places to stay.

tripadvisor.ca/Hotels-g182200-Amherst_Nova_S…

Edited: 14 July 2013, 02:20
5. Re: July 13-20 Trip to Glace Bay Nova Scotia

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