My wife and I are planning a trip to NS the end of August. It's our 40th wedding anniversary so we'd like to stay in some nice places and see as much of the scenery as possible. Won't have time for museums but enjoy walking and visiting historical places outside.
I know we are pushing it but plan on taking the ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth on August 21st. Was thinking of going to Digby that day if we can arrive early enough. I've been looking through the Doers guide and it's overwhelming. One area that looks like it would be worthwhile is Cape Breton but I'm not sure we have enough time to make the complete circle. We need to return to Bar Harbor by the evening of Friday the 25th. Actually, I understand the ferry doesn't run on Friday so we'd return on Thursday. I'm afraid we'll spend so much time driving and packing each day that we'll be exhausted. One of our original plans was to find a place we could stay for a few days and do day trips to avoid all of the daily moving. Would it make sense for us to go directly to someplace like Halifax and just to day trips and skip Cape Breton? If so, I'd like a recommendation and a nice place to stay on the coast if you wouldn't mind.
I know this is a lot to ask about but would sure appreciate any insight you could provide. Thank you very much."