We are driving from St Andrews NB and will be spending around 4 days in Cape Breton en route to PEI. I have done my research and booked our accommodations. Now I just need help and suggestions to figure out what works into our itinerary and when.
First of all, we are 2 adults, 2 boys 11 and 14 and a golden retriever. We want to spend as little time in the car as possible considering the drive we will have just done, and the rest of the drive still to come. We want to do some hiking (can leave dog in our room if it's a trail he is not allowed on, but he is also a great dog and comes with leash and poop bags:) so he's good to go on any hikes that are fit for him. We are traveling the last couple of days of June and first couple of days of July (does anyone know if lobster season ends at the end of June or if it continues into July at all?)
We were hoping to fit in Baddeck (Bell museum) and Fortress of Louisburg (specifically the Beggars Banquet if it is still offered), but I really don't know how to fit it all in, so they may have to be missed??
We are staying our first two nights in Ingonish at the Keltic Lodge and our third night at the Island Sunset resort near Margaree (about half an hr from Cheticamp). Could possibly book one more night somewhere.
While staying in Ingonish here is what I THINK makes sense to see/do based on research and other recommendations: White Point, Niels Harbour, Uisge Ban Falls, Warren Lake, MaryAnn Falls, MacIntosh Brook Trail, Middlehead Trail. Heard that Seascape is a good place to eat in Ingonish. Open to ALL suggestions on plan of attack, or if this is too much. As well.. what did I miss that we should do around here?
Then, as we loop around and stay in Margaree, here is what I thought made sense to do around that side: Pleasant Bay (and we heard The Rusty Anchor is good for food), Skyline trail (no dog), red shoe pub in Inverness, Cheticamp (at sunset??), Normaway Inn for music? We would LOVE to do salmon fishing or fish hatchery.
Am I crazy? Too much? Suggestions?? Thanks!