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2 days in Nova Scotia

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2 days in Nova Scotia

My husband and I are going to be in New Brunswick in a few weeks. We're trying to decide if we should spend 2 nights in St John or take the ferry over to NS for 2 nights. I'm looking for advise/ recommendations on what part of Nova Scotia to visit for 2 days. Can we do it without spending the majority of the time in the car? Any suggestions would be helpful.

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1. Re: 2 days in Nova Scotia

If you take the ferry from Saint John, you arrive in Nova Scotia at a place called Digby. Digby itself is quite isolated from the rest of the province, so if you were hoping hop in the car and go shopping or go out for a night in the city, Digby is not the best choice. If, however, you wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle, go on the best whale watching in the Maritimes (think BIG whales!), and spend some time in the ecologically amazing area of Brier Island, then coming to Digby could be perfect. You can find out more information on Digby and Brier Island here:

http://www.digby.ca/explore-digby.html

http://www.brierisland.org/

Digby is only 1.5 hours from Wolfville, a great little university town with lots of character, and the Acadia University grounds are beautiful. It's also very close to Grand Pre Historic Site, the first permanent European settlement in all of North America and the inspiration for Longfellow's poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie". There is also a great vineyard, winery and restaurant called Domain de Grand Pre and they offer tours, tastings and good food

Town of Wolfville

www.wolfville.ca/experiencing-wolfville.html

Grand Pre Historic Site

www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grandpre/index.aspx

Domaine de Grand Pre

http://grandprewines.ns.ca/

I hope this helps! Céad míle fáilte!

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2. Re: 2 days in Nova Scotia

Of course you should come to Nova Scotia! MommaScams gives great advise. If you want to see Halifax or Lunenburg, it would be quicker and cheaper to drive and not take the ferry.

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Thank you both for your input. Driving seems like it a lot for two days. We'd be driving from Alma. The info I found said it's approximately 700 miles to Halifax. Is there any easy route to take or any lively areas that are between Amherst and Halifax?

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http://goo.gl/maps/dNzis

It is 339 km or 210 miles. It is all four lane divided highway once you get to Moncton.

You could see Halifax, Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg.

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