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We are planning a trip to nova scotia,, maybe mid July or a little later, What are the thing's to see ? places to go ?{Things to avoid, if any}.:shrug: I would camping a little on the way up. But not in Nova Scotia {Bear's} I don't want to sleep with them..ARE there any sail ship's to go out on ? Anything would be very helpful.. went to Main a few years ago an went out on a ship for about 4 days, just around in the bay's not in open water.. Thank's .. Harold & Joyce.. we are triker's. :lol::lol: --- O K now lets go another route-- and that is motel's & B & B's..would i have to have reserv. or could i get a motel any time,,-- without reserv. what's best ? are there a lot of b & b's How are they. good -- bad-- ok.."" Thank's again an thank's too all-- for your help..
 

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We are planning a trip to nova scotia,, maybe mid July or a little later, What are the thing's to see ? places to go ?{Things to avoid, if any}.:shrug: I would camping a little on the way up. But not in Nova Scotia {Bear's} I don't want to sleep with them..ARE there any sail ship's to go out on ? Anything would be very helpful.. went to Main a few years ago an went out on a ship for about 4 days, just around in the bay's not in open water.. Thank's .. Harold & Joyce.. we are triker's. :lol::lol:
A Trip around Cabot trail is a nice ride.
 

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We also are planning a trip to NS & PEI. We probably will leave FL around the 4th of July. We have gotten lots of information and maps from the provinces tourism commissions. It looks like there are lots rides and day sailing/whale watching trips to had. Hopefully they don't run out of seafood after I get up there!

We will be on 2 wheels and staying in motels. (anyone around The Villages FL have a small bike trailer to rent?)
 

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I also urge you to ride the Cabot Trail around the north end of Nova Scotia. This ride is beautiful.

As far as things to see, the tourism agency from Nova Scotia can provide you with more info than you will have time to do. Personally I recommend the Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck as a place to visit. It gives a great insight to this man and his work. He also has a very interesting tie-in with Glenn Curtiss of motorcycle fame.

If you should decide to go to PEI, the 8 mile bridge is worth the ride. Also depending on timing there is a celebration there for the Potatoe Blossoms. We missed the event but did see the fields of the potatoes in bloom.

I am not sure if the ferry at St Johns to Digby is still running but it used to be a nice way to get to Nova Scotia.

Don't forget your passports! And remember you will be a guest in a foreign country but the Canadiens are very nice and helpful.
 

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The Portland,Maine to Yarmouth,NS ferry is running again. Don't miss Peggy's Cove,Village of Luneburg(sp), Meat Cove. There is a motorcycle travel pamphlet available from N.S. travel site. It is very helpful.
 

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The Portland,Maine to Yarmouth,NS ferry is running again. Don't miss Peggy's Cove,Village of Luneburg(sp), Meat Cove. There is a motorcycle travel pamphlet available from N.S. travel site. It is very helpful.
If you start at Yarmouth,follow hwy #3 as much as possible along the east side of the island.
 

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Did the Cabot trail many years ago. Really nice but riding the AIR LINE highway is REALLY BORING! The ferry is pricey but I would go for that option on the way up. Leave Portland Maine and arrive in Halifax in 8 hours I think. Could be longer.
 

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Ill second or third the Cabot Trail. It was recommended to us to dip down to a place called Alma and stay a night there. We recommend it too. Stayed at the inn rt in town. Had some great food too. Town was next to the Bay of Fundy National Park.
 

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11 hours, the Cat use to do it in 5.
 

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Hopewell Rocks was most impressive sight I've ever seen. The tide in the Bay of Fundy is the most dramatic in the world. You have to spend two days to see the tide rise and fall. Check it out on the internet. You will be impressed.
 

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Watch out for the Moose, there everywhere. Also there is some high winds that has been known to blow over trains and semi's. It had blown over a semi the morning we left.
 

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I was up there two years ago.

Get a hold of Danial Ross at this site http://cabottrailbiker.com/ he can help you plan just about anything as he lives there and runs a great site and is VERY helpful. I met him at his house when I was up there in Antiginosh.

The ferry is running from Portsmouth to Yarmouth, an overnight trip to Yarmouth. It is expensive, to say the least but might be something you want to do. There is also the Ferry between St John New Brunswick and Digby NS http://www.ferries.ca/nova-scotia-to-new-brunswick-ferry/schedule/ . This one runs about three hours to cross the Bay of Fundy and is much cheaper. http://novastarcruises.com/

Digby has the BEST scallops I have ever eaten, must do if you go there!

Cabot trail is a great ride. Stay away from the Cabot Trail Motel it's actually OUTSIDE Baddeck and not in it, noisy, sporadic internet and the food sucks.

If you ride around, rather than taking the ferry, there is a great hotel in Brewer Maine http://www.sleepypeoplewanted.com/ fantastic place, people are VERY nice and very biker friendly. Great restaurant down the street called the Eagles Nest.........one of the best Lobsta' rolls I've ever had, hole in the wall place but can't be beat for quality of the food.

Good site to check out for tourism http://www.novascotia.com/explore/top-25?gclid=CKjd3-WYvb4CFRAaOgodPgkA6A

Another great site with good biker info http://www.motorcycletourguidens.com/

If you're on your wing stay away from Meat Cove.............dirt road, great place but dirt. Didn't go there because of that, riding two up, it wasn't in the cards, I think you're triking it so it might work for you.

Stop at Coastal Waters Restaurant in the trail and get a tee- shirt, the only place they sell Cabot Trail T-Shirts, Danial makes them and sells them there and only there. http://coastal-restaurant.com/

The tourism place just past Port Hastings is a great place to stop and get info, hotel bookings and ferry tickets for anywhere in Nova Scotia.

Halifax is a great place to see and spend the day or two, the Citadel is there http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax/index.aspx and some great palces to eat and sleep in town, like the Lord Nelson Hotel in downtown. Day ride to Peggy's Cove etc.

Hope that helps.
 

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Saint Andrews, New Brunswick is a beautiful tourist town worth visiting. I stayed at the Picket Fence which is a clean, motorcycle friendly motel. There is the http://algonquinresort.com/ if you are looking for history and luxury. Great food on the water front and depending on the time of year you can take whale watching tours. Enjoy your trip.
 

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Did the Cabot trail many years ago. Really nice but riding the AIR LINE highway is REALLY BORING! The ferry is pricey but I would go for that option on the way up. Leave Portland Maine and arrive in Halifax in 8 hours I think. Could be longer.

In 2005 we took the cat from Portland to Yarmouth,the ride was the worst, most of the people were sea sick.It rained the whole ride and you could not see out the windows for fog.Never again i will ride around first.
 

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In 2005 we took the cat from Portland to Yarmouth,the ride was the worst, most of the people were sea sick.It rained the whole ride and you could not see out the windows for fog.Never again i will ride around first.
It was known as the "Vomit Comet".
 
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