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Old 04-01-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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Please give advice for 25' Airstream from south Missouri to Nova Scotia mid-August to mid-October...routes, sites, parks. etc. Thanks rjack
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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On the way to Nova Scotia a few years back we stayed 3 days in the Bay of Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. Had a great time. Got live lobsters when the fishermen cam in to the docks. We also spent several days in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park. We then got to Nova Scotia and went first to Cape Breton National Park and spent 5 days there hiking and seeing the sights. We then went to Halifax and the gathering of the clans. It was a blast. We also spent a wonderful day a Louisburg which will take you back in time. I'm sure if you google these things you will find much detail. This was one of our best travels.....Tim
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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This info is of interest to me too so I'm along for the ride to see what else is said here.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
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If you do a search on this site for Nova Scotia there are several threads with good info . Also if you google Nova Scotia tourism they will sent you a very complete packette with maps etc for free . Your going to love it.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
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Well, one thing for sure: there is some scarey beautiful scenery in that Province...

Yeah, click the yellow bar, go full-size. It's worth it!

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Please give advice for 25' Airstream from south Missouri to Nova Scotia mid-August to mid-October...routes, sites, parks. etc. Thanks rjack
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Craig Dorsey has moved his trailer restoration business from California to Nova Scotia and has plans to have a campground also. This could be a fun place to visit and stay.

I hope others add more ideas about places to visit also. I hear Cape Breton should not be missed.

We may make it up his summer.
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Also planning a trip to Cape Breton and then on to PEI. Very interested in any and all suggestions.
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Here's a link to a previous thread with some good suggestions.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ips-52664.html

The talk about which ferry to use is moot at this point, as "The Cat" out of Bar Harbor has been discontinued.

We loved Lunenburg- they have a great town campground right in town overlooking the back harbor. I'd go back there in a second if I had the opportunity. The roads across from Digby are in rough shape- you'll be fine if you have a good axle.


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Old 05-31-2010, 04:29 PM   #9
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I grew up in Nova Scotia, so not so sure where to park an airstream, since I always stay with my folks, but...

Peggy's Cove, not far outside of Halifax, should be a stop... lovely old fishing village with a beautiful lighthouse.

Halifax itself, the capital city, has fantastic nightlife and a great independent music/art scene.

I would second/third the recommendations for Lunenburg, another wonderful old town that is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Driving around the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton is very beautiful as well and as mentioned, the fortress at Louisbourg is worth seeing.

Make sure you eat plenty of lobster!
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If you have any interest in mechanical inventions the Alexander G Bell museum in Baddeck is a must second only to Louisburg. There is a coal mine is Sydney Mines that goes out under the sea.

You might find the Provincial Parks closing by mid Oct but I assume you will be south by then.
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If your route takes you into New Brunswick - as it may well - I would suggest a stop at
the seaport City of St. John.

Its one of my favourites, lots of history, a great museum downtown, lots of goood restaurants, and what they claim to be the oldest enclosed market in Canada which is really worth a visit.

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Forgot to mention. An interesting side trip is to visit Campobello and the FDR house. While you can get there via Lubed Ma it is a lot more fun to turn south at St. Andrews NB and take the ferry to Dear Island and camp there, great view of the Passamaquoddy Bay from the campground, and then take the car on the ferry to Campobello.
If you remember your grade school history Campobello was FDR's summer retreat OFF THE COAST OF MAINE. The fact that it is Canada they always forgot to mention. The house is a joint US and Canadian National site
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The roads across from Digby are in rough shape- you'll be fine if you have a good axle.
Since we are planning a PEI/Nova Scotia trip later this summer, this thought went through my mind over the winter - and a new axle went on the Minuet.

Adding on to the thread's original question, I'd appreciate suggestions on particular provincial campgrounds - although we're "winging it" more for this trip than usual...

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We went to PEI several years ago - just after they opened the bridge. I was surprised that there was no toll on the way in. I found out it was on the way off the island - also pretty expensive towing a trailer. We did have a really nice site right on the ocean in the national park (north side).
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