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Best location for kayaking?

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Best location for kayaking?

My teen-age daughters and I would like to spend 3-6 hours kayaking during our stay in NS. We will be along the Lunenburg coastal area (driving from Yarmouth to Lunenburg), along the Cabot Trail (Ingonish), and Cape d'Or area. Of course, all the the tours that I've read about say that theirs is the best location for kayaking. In mid-July, which really would be the best place for us to spend a few hours in a kayak?


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1. Re: Best location for kayaking?

I have not gone to any of these areas, but this year hope to go in the Advocate Harbour/cape Chignecto area. It is in a beautiful area you cannot get to by road.












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2. Re: Best location for kayaking?

There are lots of great places to kayak around the province. The most impressive place would be close to where you plan on heading at Cape d'Or - around Cape Chignecto due to the worlds largest tides carving the shore into a amazing spectacle of towering sea sacks, caves and arches. It is recognized in the kayaking world as one of the most unique places to kayak in North America. You can see some other opinions on this location at the following links:

Link to Outside magazine on top paddling spot on the east coast.


Here is a travel blog from an international traveller about Cape Chignecto kayaking


Here is a utube video of the trailer for the Eastern Horizons film showing the top kayaking destinations on the east coast of North America, which includes the Cape Chignecto location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u1Lc_3NFsI

You can also check out the reviews of the kayaking operations here on TA - you will find the Chignecto location by Cape d'Or as the one rated the best.

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3. Re: Best location for kayaking?

Thanks for the insight! Cape Chignecto it is!

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