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1 night stay in Picton

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1 night stay in Picton

I am thinking of staying in picot for 1 night after flying into Halifax and heading by ferry to PEI. Is there enough to see to warrant staying more than 1 night. Later in the trip I will be touring Nova Scotia and up into Cape Breton. thx!

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1. Re: 1 night stay in Picton

So you are staying in Pictou before PEI? You can explore the Hector Heritage Quay and see the replica of the first ship which brought Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia. There are some wonderful beaches nearby and some interesting shops. However one night should be enough.

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Edited: 3:49 pm, June 30, 2018
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2. Re: 1 night stay in Picton

hi

it depends a bit about the part before you get there (-:

FYI

it is the same volunteers that post on all the Nova Scotia and PEI forums so a suggestion is that instead of asking in each location that you use only 1 post so we can follow and keep track of your plan as it evolves as some questions might be relevant to what you are doing before and after.

an example

If you fly to Halifax as suggested in one of the post it depends on time of arrival and where you are headed off first. Pictou could be an overnight if you arrive late from Albera and head off there first instead of going into Halifax - you could then spend the day exploring the town - then get on a late ferry to get to the cottage you might find in PEI

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3. Re: 1 night stay in Picton

Most people if exploring both pei and cape Breton in the same trip will take the confederation bridge to get to pei and then leave pei they take the ferry and drive to cape Breton, this saves doubling back. Something to consider.

The answer to your question for me depends on what time your flight will get in. I would want a couple hours to explore the Pictou waterfront and have a meal, either in the evening or morning. If you flight lands early afternoon I’d drive there and explore that evening then catch the ferry the next morning.

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4. Re: 1 night stay in Picton

Our plan is to fly into halifax, make our way to PEI, confederation bridge to New Brunswick, ferry to NS, tour NS and up to Cape Breton for Celtic Colors Festival(at beginning of Oct) , back to halifax to fly home. Our thought was to get to PEI at the beginning of the trip for weather and availability of accommodation and "tourist" attractions.WE have 18-21 nights to enjoy this itinerary. We are definitely open to suggestions as to a better route - the goal is to see PEI, NB, NS - including Cape Breton.

Thanks

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5. Re: 1 night stay in Picton

It would be more helpful to all if you would keep all your questions (at least for Nova Scotia) in one place, and that would be here where you posted in more detail: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154976…

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