My husband and I (mid 50's) are coming to Nova Scotia in late August for a week max from the Boston area. We are not museum people. Like to drive, look at scenery, beach, drink (maybe stop at wineries and the distillery) and eat.
This was our original plan starting on August 24th.
Day 1 - Arrive early afternoon and stay in Hopewell Rocks Area. This will be a long day for us as it is about 8 1/2 hours. Hopefully arrive in time to catch the high tides at Fundy National Park.
Day 2 - Next morning, see low tides and walk the ocean floor at Fundy. Perhaps take a kayak excursion. Drive and stay in Mabou for 2 nights.
Day 3 - Take in west coastline of the Cabot Trail. Go to Inverness Beach (btw does it really close Aug 24th?). Go to the red shoe.
Day 4 - Drive the Cabot Trail. Hike the Skyline Trail. Stay in Baddeck as a stopping point to get to Halifax..
Day 5 - Drive to Halifax. Stay for 2 or 3 nights. Do day trips to Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg area.
After reading so many posts about Advocate Harbour and Wild Caraway I think we have to change our itinerary. Now I'm thinking of doing something like this.
Day 1 - Stay in Saint John. Drive the Fundy Trail Parkway.
Day 2 - Drive and overnight in Halifax for 2 nights.
Day 3 - Overnight in Halifax. Do side trip to Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg.
Day 4 - Drive to Baddeck or somewhere further up along the east coast of the Cabot Trail and stay overnight..
Day 5 - Drive the Cabot Trail. Hike the Skyline Trail. Overnight in Inverness area but go to Red Shoe in Mabou.
Day 6 - Drive to Advocate Harbour and see the tides from there, hopefully have time to take a kayak excursion. Overnight here and next day drive the very long drive home.
I guess I have questions as to whether we really need to stay two nights on CBI and whether we can see the Fundy Tides in one day. Also, this would be so much easier if we could wing it but from what I've heard, accommodations around this time of year can be hard to come by.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions!