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October Vacation

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October Vacation

I will be taking a trip mid October and would like to take a whale tour (if possible) and see as many lighthouses as possible. What recommendations do you have? We will be going to Peggy's Cove and doing the Cabot Trail but not sure what other locations we should visit.

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1. Re: October Vacation

You will catch most of the lighthouses on Cape Breton Island via the Cabot Trail, and there are good Whale Watching sites off of Ingonish. (NE side of the Cabot Trail). Alot of the hiking in Ingonish will allow you an amazing birds eye view of the Ocean, and you can catch all kinds of wildlife out at sea. We did the Cape Smokey Hike (10kms approx 4 hours) and we saw porpises and whales.

If you are coming as far as Cape Breton it would be good for you to come to Baddeck and check out the Ameoba Boat Tour on the Bras 'Dor Lakes. And over to Seal Island where you can take in Puffins. The Seal Island Bridge itself is something to behold.

Hope this helps!

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2. Re: October Vacation

There is whale watching in Cape Breton from Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay. Check out the lighthouse at Louisbourg.

In order to help you more we need to know how many days you have for this trip. Are you driving or renting a car when you get here.

If you will be here before October 15 go to Louisbourg, Cape Breton first because it partly shuts down after that.

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3. Re: October Vacation

We are coming sometime during the week of the 17-24, starting trip in NY State first then making the way to the coast. Hoping for at least 3-4 days in NS, NB areas.

Appreciate any ideas people have for us, my sister is unable to walk long distances so will not be doing any hiking.

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4. Re: October Vacation

With only three or four days you can do no more than take a quick visit to Peggy's Cove and then go to Cape Breton.

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5. Re: October Vacation

I live in Halifax and the standard tour out of Halifax is the southshore, consisting of Peggy's Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. This can all easily be done in a day driving, stopping, lunching etc. Another great addition, is to go the La Have and Crescent Beach and then just past that to Bell Island and Bush Island. I newly discovered this little area and it is beautiful and very quaint. Stop at the La Have bakery for lunch or dessert.

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6. Re: October Vacation

With only 3-4 days, you'll be spending most of your trip driving. The South Shore (Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay etc.) will give you a good feel for the fishing heritage of N.S., but the highway isn't great - it's mainly a 2 lane road.

It will take you about 4 hours to get from Halifax to the Cape Breton Causeway. The Cabot Trail is a whole days drive in itself without stopping much, but it is beautiful throughout the fall.

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