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Grand Manan to NS and back

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Grand Manan to NS and back

Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me if the route we have planned is doable.

We are mostly camping and then staying at Inns occassionally.

Arrive in NB take ferry to

Grand Manan, 2 nights

Hopewell Cape 1 night

Five Island Provincial Park 2 nights (NS)

Meat Cove 2 nights (CBI)

Mira River Provincial Park 2 nights (CBI)

Graves Island Provincial Park 1 night

Breir Island 2 nights

Ferry from Digby to St. John

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1. Re: Grand Manan to NS and back

Hi - we live on Grand Manan island and have camped in the Provincial campground here. It is a beautiful place and the beach is right at the campground. Of course, the water is cold so not very good for swimming.

Our ferry system is very busy in the summer. It leaves Blacks Harbour every 2 hours in the summer but sometimes you'll have a long wait. There are no eating facilites at the wharf so be sure to have something to eat with you. There are two boats running and one holds approx. 60 plus vehicles and the other is smaller - around 30 cars. Both boats have eating facilities on board.

There is another campground here - more wilderness type. It is OK for tents but not good for trailers, etc. The campgrounds are never full so no trouble to get a site.

Hope you have a good trip to our province.

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2. Re: Grand Manan to NS and back

Unless meat cove has changed in the past couple of years there isn't a whole lot there. The road turned into a dirt road that turned into someones driveway. A nice view from the point once you get there but overall didn't seem worth the time it took to get there. We stayed in Baddeck for 3 nights at the KOA and had an awesome time. The Yellow Cello in Baddeck is a grat spot to eat. Hope you have a great trip.