My fiance and I are planning a five night stay in Amherst Provincial Park next week. July 15-20. We are driving in from Ontario and have never been to the East Coast before and we are really excited for this trip!
I recently had a friend tell me that jellyfish could be a problem at the beaches there? We have four kids ages 6-10 who have never seen the ocean and I really want them to be able to experience that. Are jellyfish something that we need to be worried about? My friend sometimes can be a bit of a worrier so I'm not sure if I should actually be concerned or not LOL! We also had someone mention that ticks are a problem. We have done a LOT of camping trips in Ontario and I'm sure that we can probably expect similar bug situations while camping. I'm just wondering if there's anything exceptionally troublesome that I may not know about since we haven't been there before. So far, the only thing I've read about is that we aren't going to want to go home! LOL!
Also, if anyone has any tips on local, kid-friendly places to visit near the park while we're there, that would be amazing! We like hiking trails and parks, good beaches, outdoor-low-cost kind of areas. And we also want to visit a lighthouse! lol! Will there be any nice ones to visit near Amherst? I think we might try to visit P.E.I. as well for one day, depending on how much driving we feel like doing once we get there lol!
If any local residents or experienced Nova Scotia campers have any tips for us, it would be very greatly appreciated!!! Thank you so much!