My question is how hard should I push to make NS part of this vacation. From online research it seems that maybe it more of the same as the coast of Maine (nice scenery, whale watching tours, etc). I can do all of this from the coast of Maine (or at least from St. Andrews to avoid driving all the way around the Bay of Fundy). I'm extremely unwilling to pay the ferry cost to save time.
I'm sure NS is beautiful, but how much incremental value does it really add?