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RE:PEI or Nova Scotia or both..Help!

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Need some help planning a summer vacaction. What can we a bunch of woman do in PEI and Nova Scotia that's fun? Any spas or resorts, that you can recommend that are reasonably priced. Like outdoor activities. Flying from Washington DC area where should we fly to. Any suggestions?? We are flexible and will travel beginning of Aug.

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    How much time do you have? We found that we easily spent a week in Nova Scotia last September. We also had a few couple of days in New Brunswick (we were driving from Toronto). Everyone says you 'must' go to PEI, but we didn't want to be on the go all the time.

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    I'm probably biased as I am from Nova Scotia, but there is lots to see and do!! Fly into Halifax, where you can easily spend a couple nights taking in the waterfront and its great bars and restaurants. Digby is great for whale watching, Annapolis Royal has a great farmers/craft market on Saturdays, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay area are both historical and very pretty. Lots of hiking trails, maybe some sea kayaking off Prospect Bay...great fun and easier than you think! Cape Breton has the Cabot Trail..(gorgeous scenery), maybe go to Fort Louisburg as well? Go to the Nova Scotia tourism website (I don't have the address but a simple search will call it up)...lots of ideas there. Some greta places to stay are The Digby Pines, Liscombe Lodge, White Point Beach...have fun! ( Igues if you have time you could check out PEI as you can either take the bridge or go across from the ferry from Cape Breton!)

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    You will undoubtedly fly into Halifax. PEI is lovely and may be doable if you have enough time. I would agree with teh previous post, spend a few days in the Halifax area. I assume you will be renting a car? There are plenty of hotels to choose from and lots of "day" spas in the downtown core. Just outside of Halifax - about 45 minutes away - is the Oak Island Inn which has been newly renovated. It is located between Chester and Mahone Bay, both lovely villages. It does have a spa. I am sure if you did a web search you will find info about it. You could spend one day in Halifax and then head out the scenic drive. Spend the day relaxing there and sidetripping to Lunenburg. Take the next day and head to Wolfville - I recommend going to Hall's Harbour for a lobster dinner on the wharf. Grand Pre - home of the Acadians and Evangeline - should have its new visitor centre open. From there you can head to Cape Breton. Louisbourg is a historic french fort which is very interesting to visit. Spend a night in the town and take in the theatre. The trail is absolutely breathtaking. Plenty of trails to hike on, whale watching, etc. If you want to centre yourself while in Cape Breton in Baddeck, I recommend the MacRae House a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath house that rents for approx $169/night Cdn. In the centre of town it is a lovely, well appointed old home. You can make reservations through the Telegraph House. Keltic Lodge is a must - either to stay for a night or just to stop by for lunch or dinner. The view is wonderful. If you like to golf, some of the best courses are right on Cape Breton Island. Ingonish has a lovely white sand beach you could spend a day on as well. Margaree Valley and the Normaway Inn is highly recommended.

    Can you give us your timeframe and perhaps I can provide you with some more info. I always recommend Cape Breton, but we must not forgot the rest of Nova Scotia is as beautiful. The rugged shoreline of the South Shore to Yarmouth, the fertile Annapolis Valley and the warm shores of Northumberland STrait.

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