My husband and I are hoping to visit NS in September, focusing on Cape Breton. The entire trip will probably be six or seven days. I am seeking advice on what to do and where to stay.
We are not hikers (an hour's walk or so is fine, but I am not planning on doing any trekking). We enjoy driving through scenic areas, exploring little towns, finding good food and interesting shops.
I am very picky about accomadations. B&B's are a little too intimate for me, but we enjoy small, high-end inns (all the better with fine dining on premises). The Birches or The English Garden seem like possibilities on the east side of the island, but I am coming up empty on the western side. I would like to stay at least two nights in each area so as not to keep moving around, but want to get a feel of as much of the island as possible.
I have been reading through all your helpful suggestions, but find myself getting more confused, rather than more focused. Thanks in advance for your advice.