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My family is planning vacation to this area in mid october.Can anyone help us?We would appreciate any info on lodging,restaurants,and attractions to see and what to avoid.Thanks for your time.
jill

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    My wife and I visited the Bay last summer. The impact of the huge tides was not quite as dramatic as I had expected, because the change is gradual even if the net effect is tremendous.

    On the New Brunswick side we visited Hopewell Cape and the Bay of Funday National Park. On the Nova Scotia side we visited the northern shore of the Minas Basin and, at Truro, we watched the tidal bore come in as a solitary wave. Many people gathered to watch it, but I thought it was sort of minimal, at best.

    We also drove south from the main highway to Parrsboro to see a fossil museum and then out onto a small peninsula to a light house. Nothing really remarkable, although the view from the lighthouse was nice. The location is Cape d'Or and part of the trip was on a dirt road and part on foot.

    If you stop at the Nova Scotia visitor center, which you will find shortly after crossing the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia line, you can get a lot of very useful information from the friendly staff.

    In Sackville we stayed at the Savoy Arms B and B. It was pleasent enough.
    In Truro we stayed at a motel called the Tidal Bore Inn. The Inn carries a 2 star rating in the AAA guide, and I agree with the rating.

    There is not much pleasure boating on the Bay itself because of the problems with those monstrous tides. Although the minute by minute change is barely perceptible, the net effect is astonishing.

    Farther North on Cape Breton Island, we found the Alexander Graham Bell museum to be very interesting. It is located in Baddeck. In Cheticamp we stayed at L'Auberge Doucet Inn. Great place; friendly hosts. Although the village has Acadian roots, the folks we met were bilingual.

    If you can, get over to the Fortress of Louisbourg. It will give a different perspective of history. I suggest seeing it rather than wasting a lot of time staring at the water. But that, obviously, is my personal opinion.

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