Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2021, 09:32 AM   #1
MSL
2 Rivet Member
 
2019 22' Sport
Sharon , Massachusetts
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 83
Cape Breton Island Trip

My wife and I are hoping to go to Cape Breton Island mid September on a 7 - 10 day trip. We'll be leaving from Downeast Maine with plans to spend maybe 3 nights in Cape Breton Highlands. We're looking for trip ideas and campground ideas.

The trip is still being planned, but we're thinking:
- 1 or 2 nights at Fundy National Park
- 2 nights near Antigonish (my wife's family is from this area)
- 3 nights in Cape Breton Highlands
Should we add Kouchibouguac National Park to this trip for the return leg, or leave this for a future trip?

How are the roads (our trailer is a Sport 22FB without lift kit)? My understanding is the road into Fundy National Park (route 114) is at least part gravel road. What's the condition? How long will it take to go from route 1 to the coast on route 114? To continue trip, should I retrace back to route 1 or follow route 114 east/north to Moncton?

All thoughts welcomed.

Thanks in advance, Mark
MSL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2021, 01:50 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
Windsor Locks , Connecticut
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 63
I was their several years ago, not camping. I reread your post. 7 days on CB would be good. Also their are some really good lobster/seafood restaurants along the way. The Lobster point in North Sydney has good reviews. I’ll find out September 30th before i board the ferry for NF.
SteveS52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2021, 01:56 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2020 23' Flying Cloud
Sebastian , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 804
Great destination, wish we were there.
Be sure your tire monitor is up to snuff if you go off pavement. The local geology includes a lot of shale, which can insert a knife edge between your treads. Ask me how I know…
All the best!
__________________
-Don
(That man in that tiny can)
(Same man, Bigger can)
GetawA-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2021, 03:46 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 6,067
Blog Entries: 1
I would add Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg, NS
So Beautiful.
I was ready to move and build wooden boats with hand tools!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Lunenburg.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	414.8 KB
ID:	401949  
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2021, 06:21 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
New Ashford , Massachusetts
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 187
MSL,

114 into Fundy from the west side (first exit for the park off trans can 2) does become dirt. (least it was in 2018) Our windshield and our travelling companions were both cracked on the way in, by vehicle's travelling in the opposite direction thrown stone as we went thru a turn. If you add the extra miles and come in from the east side it is all paved.

Small world, I retired from SPD (Sharon PD) in 2020. Town was very good to me. Safe travels.

Joe D
Dexterpix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 06:46 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
runswithdogs's Avatar
 
2018 25' International
Decatur , Georgia
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 81
We spent nearly 2 months in maritime CA in the fall of 2019. While we loved Kouchibouguac and Alma (Fundy), I'd also spend > 3 days in CBI. A recommended campground there is Hideaway Campground and Oyster market. It will surely be uncrowded when you're there and there are nice views, open spaces and the nicest people running the store. They also run a kayak outfitter and the waters are beautiful there. Park the AS and drive up to Meat Cove (there's a campground there but I don't think I'd take the AS down those roads) It's alot of dirt road in the last couple of miles but your 4wd Ranger will be fine. It feels as if you are literally at the top of the world. If you're a hiker, seek out info on Money Point; the trailhead is ID'd as 46.99943636106024, -60.44111906771608.

We found the NP campground in Ingonish to be kind of soulless, but in the town you can find lots plenty of traditional music, possibly even at the NP hotel.

On the western side of CBI, the Cheticamp campground is a good jumping off spot for hiking and exploring.

One of the most memorable and moving spots we visited in NS was Grand Pre NHS and Wolfville, the town near it. We camped at Blomidon Provencial Park (site #1- huge!) which has a beach that really shows the tidal swings. So peaceful and off the beaten track.
Please feel free to PM me if you're interested in pictures or more details.
runswithdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2021, 12:38 PM   #7
MSL
2 Rivet Member
 
2019 22' Sport
Sharon , Massachusetts
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by runswithdogs View Post
We spent nearly 2 months in maritime CA in the fall of 2019. While we loved Kouchibouguac and Alma (Fundy), I'd also spend > 3 days in CBI. A recommended campground there is Hideaway Campground and Oyster market. It will surely be uncrowded when you're there and there are nice views, open spaces and the nicest people running the store. They also run a kayak outfitter and the waters are beautiful there. Park the AS and drive up to Meat Cove (there's a campground there but I don't think I'd take the AS down those roads) It's alot of dirt road in the last couple of miles but your 4wd Ranger will be fine. It feels as if you are literally at the top of the world. If you're a hiker, seek out info on Money Point; the trailhead is ID'd as 46.99943636106024, -60.44111906771608.

We found the NP campground in Ingonish to be kind of soulless, but in the town you can find lots plenty of traditional music, possibly even at the NP hotel.

On the western side of CBI, the Cheticamp campground is a good jumping off spot for hiking and exploring.

One of the most memorable and moving spots we visited in NS was Grand Pre NHS and Wolfville, the town near it. We camped at Blomidon Provencial Park (site #1- huge!) which has a beach that really shows the tidal swings. So peaceful and off the beaten track.
Please feel free to PM me if you're interested in pictures or more details.
Many thanks for the info. Our plans are now pretty much finalized: 2 nights at Fundy, 2 at Whidden in Antigonish, 2 at Cheticamp, 2 at Broad Cove, 1 at Sunset as a stopover on our way to 2 nights at Kouchibouguack. We won't be able to do Grand Pre NHS this trip, but looks great. This is kind of an exploratory trip; plan to go again. Thanks again!
MSL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horne's Ferry from Cape Vincent NY to Wolfe Island ON Adventure.AS On The Road... 0 06-21-2017 09:50 AM
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia--Cabot Trail schafman46 On The Road... 26 09-13-2016 01:33 PM
Cape Breton Island National Park VT Wanderer On The Road... 2 01-24-2013 07:06 AM
Cape Breton National Park VT Wanderer On The Road... 3 01-14-2013 01:27 PM
Maine to Cape Breton airborn Member Introductions 1 06-26-2006 11:36 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.