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Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

Delaware
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Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

Planning to spend two or three days in this area mid September. Trying to decide from a myriad of things to do and where to stay while there. We definitely want to drive the digby neck peninsula and maybe go to the kejimkeyik national park for canoeing and overnight. Any recommendations for centrally located places to stay and whether the overnight at the national park is a good idea. We will be coming from Cape Breton and spending a night at Wolfville before we get to Digby and then heading to Yarmouth for the ferry after Digby/Annapolis Royal.

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1. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

Your camping overnight in Keji will depend on how you feel about the cool September nights. Check www.novascotia.com , www.nsbedandbreakfast.com ,&/or www.innkeeperguild.com for quality approved accommodations. Lots of great choices!

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2. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

Thanks for your response. We are narrowing our choice for an overnight B&B in Digby or AR. We were thinking about staying in a cabin at Keji one of the nights, but maybe it makes sense to just drive there and back for a morning or afternoon from our overnight location in Digby or AR. It appears this that driving would take about 30-45 minutes from AR. Would it be worth doing or would we miss out too much in Digby and AR? I know the answer is subjective (and weather dependent), but we will only be in Digby/AR for 2 days (maybe 3, depending on whether we decide to go back to Yarmouth to spend some time before we take the ferry).

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3. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

In Digby: Breakers B&B. In Annapolis Royal: At the Turret B&B

AR has a wonderful Royal Historic Gardens (the best Public Gardens in the province in my opinion)to walk through plus Fort Anne & two historic homes open to the public. The architecture of AR is beautifully preserved & try to go on the Moonlight Guided Tour of such places as the local graveyards.

Digby area is charming & was once voted the "most romantic town in Canada"! Great boardwalk from which to observe the high & low Bay of Fundy tides.

www.novascotia.com will give you lots of info.

Keji is central to this area of NS so is relatively accessible from either Digby or AR.

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We stayed at Graham's Pioneer Retreat on the 'Neck twice now. It's a beautiful, secluded spot overlooking St Mary's Bay about 15 minutes south of Digby. We did easy day trips to Keji from there as well as a whale watching trip down the 'Neck to Brier Island.

The accommodations are beautiful, knotty-pine walled cabins with modern amenities. The only power is from gas generators, which can be a bit noisy, but we only used the generator for brief periods while showering or cooking. It's dead quiet, peaceful, secluded and beautiful otherwise- sit on the deck and watch porpoise swim by...

'Highly recommended if you like being near nature instead of busy roads, noisy neighbors or parking lots.

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5. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

Hello,

The Annapolis/Digby area has plenty to do for that short amount of time.

Have you considered Bear River ? It is a great little community between the two towns and so much more scenic.

You should take in the Studio Tour of the local artists' workshops and also the First Nations Cultural and Heritage Centre.

Nights will be cool for camping in September but there are a couple of lovely B&Bs in Bear River.

There are also two nice little restaurants, a museum, waterfront park, ice-cream store and a windmill !

Have fun on your trip,

Ginny

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6. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

I would suggest to stay in Annapolis Royal at the Hillsdale House. We loved it!

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7. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

We stayed at Hillsdale for 2 nights and loved it -- very comfortable accommodations and we could walk to the Historic Gardens (beautiful and the roses were spectacular, even this late in the season), Fort Anne and to the downtown shops. Neat town! Thanks for your advice.

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8. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

We also stayed at hillsdale very nice place home from home and a fantastic breakfast.

joana

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9. Re: Digby/Annapolis Royal advice

Yes Hillsdale House is no doubt the best property in town... agreed !

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