Just decided yesterday to visit Nova Scotia for our last week in July vacation so I have to make some decisions quickly & need help!
1. We're heading from Long Island but I was thinking of taking ferry to New London, CT and start from there. Would like to break the trip into maybe 8 hours of driving or even less and then spend the night some scenic town in Maine. Was thinking of stopping in Portland, but I think that leaves a lot of driving the next day to get to NS (I think). Any suggestions for a nice area to spend the first night in Maine & still not leave the bulk of the driving the following day?
2. In Nova Scotia, would like to rent bikes, kayak (scenic & peaceful- not a hair raising adventure), easy hikes, shops, good food...Where is the best region for that? A good central location to tour around and see as much as we can in 5 days would be great.
3. One last question- We will have our 15 y/o son with us and if there is a nice hotel to end the trip that has Wi-Fi, pool, etc (apparently he has turned into a hotel critic and would like all the amenities, LOL).