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Kayaking in NS or PEI

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Hi all,

I'll be taking a short trip (3 full days) to either Nova Scotia or PEI. I would like to stay in one spot for three nights that will allow somewhat easy access to kayaking, bicycling and hiking.

Any reccomendations? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. Kim

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    The best place in the world for sea kayaking is the Eastern Shore (Marine Drive) in Nova Scotia. There is an area close to Sheet Harbour called Bay of Islands. The name says it all!!! For a wonderful hike you can go to the near by Taylor Head Provincial Park. Breathtaking scenery and hikes up to 5 hours.

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    I concur with KarenE about that area being good to kayak, and the Taylor Head hike. There's also a great beach at Taylor Head to refresh your feet after the hike!

    I was in that area a few weekends ago staying at Murphy's Cove Campground. Had a great time as the campground owners create an atmosphere where people can socialize if they want (nightly campfire and mussel boil (complimentary), games room, coffee in the morning, etc.). The campground has been in the family for decades at least. If you're looking to camp or RV, this is a great choice. If you don't have camping or RV stuff, they even have fully loaded (plates, etc.) RV trailer on site that people can rent.

    As well, there's a beach and dock so if you own your own kayaks, you can launch your kayak right from the campsite.

    I took a day long paddle out from the outfitter in Tangier. Definitely not worth it...unfortunately one of the worst paddling values I have experienced. The guide was nice enough tho quite lacksidasical and provided no additional commentary on the geological/marine/bio-environ/local area history/etc. that one hopes to get from going on a guided tour. Also, the "gourmet" lunch (an additional $10 each) was deli meat and bagels, from the local mega-chain supermarket (Superstore), for a make your own sandwich, a no-name juice pack, and some other meager fixings (on the phone I was told they served stuff like local smoked mackeral or salmon).

    If you're reasonably comfortable in a kayak, just rent one and paddle on your own. The guide didn't take us to any "secret finds" so you'd do just as well on your own. There are lots of sandy coves to pull up on for breaks, etc.

    When you get to a cove, walk to the top of the small ridge and see if there's a bay or something on the other side. We saw a couple of these...great views! Look for width-of-your-foot pathways in the underbush as your hint.

    One friendly traveller's tip: I found there to be few eateries/restaurants in the Eastern Shore (past Clam Harbour) so be prepared to have some snacks with you. I drove out to Liscombe Lodge for a dinner one night and it was worth the drive.

    Enjoy-la!

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