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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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nova scotia

Hello,

My friend and I are thinking of travels in aug.. Would Canada Nova Scotia be a good place to go in aug?

If so what would you recommend doing?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 05:40 PM
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Your options are endless. Nova Scotia is quite beautiful. A wonderful place to enjoy outdoor activities and gorgeous sea views. What do you like to do?
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 04:36 AM
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water activties, go see sites, musuems, eat.. is nova scotia a good time to go in aug?
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 04:38 AM
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is that a good time to go whale watching?
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 06:09 AM
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August is a lovely time to visit Nova Scotia. I recommend you visit Annapolis Royal, Halifax, Lunenburg. If you have time the Cabot Trail is wonderful. Enjoy yourself.
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Thank You cmcfong- do you recommend anything to see and do, like wineray, whale watching, hiking, etc...
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 01:17 PM
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I did some whale watching on my last trip and visited one winery. I am going to top my trip report for you.

On an earlier visit my husband and I spent almost the entire week up on Cabot Trail. The hiking is splendid.
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 04:57 PM
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That would be wonderful if you top your trip report for me!!!!
THANK YOU
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I hope you will check some other trip reports out, too. Lots of great ideas to help you get started on the planning.

Have fun!
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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I just found your old post- i am going to print it up and read it over the weekend! any more tips
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:17 PM
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I will make some recommendations

Gaspereau Winery or Jost Winery both are very interesting
The Cabot Trail is spectacular anytime. There are some nice beaches too in Port Hood area just off the trail that make a great stop.
Fortress of Louisburg is great if you like history.
Glenora Distillery near Mabou is a very interesting stop.
Halifax Farmers Market

Did you order the Doers and Dreamers Guide? Check on the NS tourism website to see how to order it. It will lay out for you the drives by area and show you all there is to offer!
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Old Mar 20th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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Thank You irecommend!

another question: Is NS a back pack kind of trip or a suitcase?
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Old Mar 22nd, 2010, 06:25 AM
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hmmm thats a tough question. Are you driving? If so I would use a suitcase. You might want a small backpack for day hikes.
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Old Apr 18th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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how many days does everyone think we shpuld be in ns?

i have tried to search other FORUMS but there are so many!!! can someone recommend some?
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I'd like to understand where you are from in order to better contrast what you know with what Nova Scotia can offer.

Nova Scotia's finest appeal just might lie in the fact that it isn't on the way to anywhere, and thus it isn't overrun by society. Even the biggest roads there away from the cities are like "country roads".

Lots of magnificent water and scenery and it makes for a good trip because it is somewhere special, and probably not someplace that you're likely to just happen through at a later date.

This forum can be quite informative about Nova Scotia, and I'm sure you can learn all you need to know here. Maybe click on my name and then scan down the list that results, for threads about Nova Scotia.

(be sure to "view next 25" at the bottom of the each page until you find more info)
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August would be a great time to visit. Here are some ideas from our trip, which included Halifax, the Annapolis Valley, and the South Shore:
http://www.notabletravels.com/destin...%20Scotia.html

For more details on these destinations, see
Halifax: http://www.notabletravels.com/destin...a/Halifax.html

Annapolis Valley: http://www.notabletravels.com/destin...%20Valley.html

and The South Shore: http://www.notabletravels.com/destin...h%20Shore.html
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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 04:48 PM
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I would also recommend going to the site "www.tripadvisor.com" and looking at the Nova Scotia forum.

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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 05:14 AM
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DH and I loved our two weeks in Nova Scotia last August. (I know, doing a trip report here is still on my list.) We rented a car and stayed in Lunenberg, Wolfville, Pictou, Baddeck, Neil's Harbour, and Halifax. Highlights were hiking on Cape Breton, walking around the beautiful little towns like Lunenberg, and doing a Bird Island boat ride. We also loved the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. We were under-whelmed by the Bay of Fundy and we chose not to go to Louisburg on this trip.
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Thank you everyone. Ok, so my friend droped out and no longer can do it. Is this something I can do on my own? I do not drive so would it be hard?
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Although there is a transit system in NS, getting around would be difficult. If you wanted to simply see Halifax, then yes, alone would be ok.
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