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Road Trip w/Camper from Niagara Falls Canada to Nova Scotia through Canada

Road Trip w/Camper from Niagara Falls Canada to Nova Scotia through Canada

Mar 20th, 2014, 12:26 PM
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Road Trip w/Camper from Niagara Falls Canada to Nova Scotia through Canada

We are travelling for 3 weeks this summer from Niagara Falls thru to the Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI (maybe). We have 4 children with us ages 13, 12, 10 and a 1 year old. We are looking for input on any potential camping sites (that will accomodate a 30 ft trailer with electricity) beaches, hiiking trails, restaurants (2 kids with severe nut allergies) things to do and sites to see. We are going to take our time and we are not held to a schedule. Anyone that has taken a similar trip or knows of a great little beach, a sight we don't want to miss or a trail that we should hike - we would appreciate your input! Thank You.
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Mar 22nd, 2014, 08:39 AM
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i'll just throw out some thoughts and then you could pick an itinerary and we could give you more information. when i camped, i was tenting so i don't know about electricity. in niagara falls, i thought riverside campground sounded good and had good ratings. are you going to get to the maritimes through canada or the states route? is this a round trip? because to drive from niagara falls to halifax will be about 20 hours. so that's roughly 3 days driving...if you need to return to niagara...that's almost one third of your time. have a look at Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada, fundy national park, check out hopewell rocks at high tide and then return for low tide and a walk, some great camping around anapolis royal in nova scotia, loved caribou/munroes provincial park (great beach and the town of pictou is lovely), if hitting cape breton...it deserves at least 5 nights. are you taking a tow car with you or will the rv be your ownly means of transporation. if so, some access in towns/cities may be limited.
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Mar 24th, 2014, 02:21 PM
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I agree that we need more of a sense for your intended directions, and/or ANYTHING that will establish parameters for your trip.

Also, when visiting Hopewell Cape (which is an absolute must for anyone in the area who hasn't seen it before)... I suggest making the first trip there at low tide... because if you only see it once, you want to be able to walk out on the sand, and around the flower pots. You can see photos to assure you that all of where you were is under water come high tide. A return visit does drive-home that understanding, but the first effort you make should be rewarded by the walk down below...

As for a hike, I don't know that anybody in their right mind would take a one-year-old on the trail to Cape Split, but that would be worth consideration by all others in your group. (***clarity: the trail itself entailed a usually-easy-ish walk over a popular dirt path, which has gentle inclines and nothing too drastic at all. It is probably better now than was the case a decade ago, and particularly so as I was there with some snow on the ground, and in March, vs. your summer trip). (Muddy shoes and sore legs are about the most extreme realistic concerns there - depending upon recent rain, or not)

(It's a 5-hour round trip hike... you drive to Scots Bay, NS and beyond... to a parking lot, where you leave the vehicle and hike 2 1/2 hours out to the end of a bluff, where you're up high, with wind whipping around (just feet away is an area fairly sheltered from the wind)... and the highest tides in the world rushing around down below).

It is called Cape Split because the extreme part of the cape is cut-off from the mainland when the tide is high. Clarity: someone on this hike is NOT typically headed to the spot which gets cut-off by the tide - rather, they reach a bluff which overlooks that outer part of the cape.

With 3 weeks, I think you have time for PEI. With kids that age it might be a good place to rent bicycles, which are really popular there. (provided you can somehow accommodate the one-year-old)

Just don't be surprised by the $44.00 toll bridge which takes you to PEI - you only pay when leaving the island.
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