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Old 09-06-2016, 12:07 PM   #21
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found out that PEI was basically fairly flat, and potatoes were grown to supply 25% of the demand of Canada.
My late wife & I were in PEI in 1997 (Our joint reaction "Meh" but one of her brothers thought it was wonderful).

Likewise, DW was there, 1978, and shares our, Newfoundland, that's high up on the bucket list when we're confined to Canadian only travel.

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Old 09-06-2016, 12:09 PM   #22
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In Nova Scotia, Cabot Trail has lots of good hikes. That is actually the only place I have ever seen a moose in the wild (and I have been to Alaska, Maine, Montana, Wyoming etc...). If you like lighthouses there is a lighthouse trail that includes Peggy's Cove. I did a boat tour to see Puffins in Cape Breton that was really fun. Halifax is definitely worth a day or two.

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Yeah, that is the hard part - knowing what to cut out as much as what to put in. You were using an RV, we are doing hotels (which is by far our biggest expense). I'd originally planned on tent camping as well, but the weather being so uncertain and nights chillier than my wife is used to camping here, and the car already going to be loaded down with so many clothes...pretty sure tenting isn't going to work.
It's already late Sep when you get there, so yes, it will be cold. Campgrounds start to close down in mid to late September as it gets down to freezing. The Acadian Historic Village will be closed when you get there. Even in Maine, many campgrounds close down in mid Oct.

By the time you get down to Maine, the timing may work out right for the fall foliage. Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park are a must, if you have not been there. We have been to Bar Harbor a couple of times prior, and found it changed quite a bit with new construction.

After Maine, I wanted to linger around a bit, in order to spend Halloween in Salem, MA. However, there was some problem at home, and I had to get back.

Having an RV for extended trips is great. I can "bum" all around the country in comfort. Living out of a suitcase or a minivan for 2-3 months is too tough.
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We are in PEI now for a few days. We spent some time in Nova Scota's Aanoplis Valley plus Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, and Lunenberg. very much enjoyed it. We had previously enjoyed Halifax and Cape Breton.

DId a week in Newfoundland in late August. We did not get to Grose Morne. FLew in and out on our way from Halifax and on to Dublin. Newfoundland is expensive-food, gas, accommodation etc. If you plan to rent a car book early and shop around. We found that rates vary greatly. We were happy that we is so very different than anywhere else in Canada.

We prefer shoulder season for travel. Rates are down, easier to find accommodation. Plus all the kids and dogs are off the road.
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If you are willing to go as far as the Cabot Trail, then you can stop by Baddeck to visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum. I learned more about Bell that I did not know. This Scottish native worked on more than just the telephone.

Also on the Cape Breton is the Fortress of Louisbourg, another worthwhile historical site to visit.
Did this 40+ years ago. Gorgeous. Was summer & still cool - mainly 60's - & breezy.
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I have been to Nova Scotia several times, loved it. Many good suggestions on this thread for things to do but in my opinion the very best hike is the Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. A gorgeous seaside hike, with beautiful views and wildlife. About 6 or 7 kms and not too strenuous. Be sure to take plenty of water and bug spray. We always pack a lunch. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HIKE. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back.

Last time we were in NS lobsters (delicious) were cheaper then hamburger.

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