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Trip Report Saint Andrews to Alma

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CAMPOBELLO ISLAND: We spent the night at the Peacock Inn in Lubec before heading over the bridge. Campobello was a great experience. The "cottage" the Roosevelts lived in for their summers was very much as they left it...great exhibits and a wonderful video. Very moving and historical experience. Wished it hadn't rained, as there was a lot of hiking to do on the island.
SAINT ANDREWS; Stayed at the Harris Hatch Inn 2 nights and recommend it highly. It was in a historic neighbohood with beautiful houses. We spent the first day at Kingsbrae Gardens...a beautiful spot with hiking trails and a nice cafe as well. We saw a gorgeous red fox! They had also had a new baby alpaca, which was darling. You can spend most of the day there, and it was walking distance from the inn. We also visited the Ross Museum on the way to the gardens. It was a beautiful home that the owners purchased in order to exhibit their art collection! The first night we had dinner at the Kennedy Inn...looks cute, but AVOID IT. A truly horrible dinner....the innkeeper apparently warned us, but I had forgotten. Eat instead at the Europa on a side street...walking distance from the inn and served wonderful scallops.
We also went to Minister's Island...what a great experience. Our innkeeper Jura told us the schedule for the tours, as you need to drive across the ocean floor to get there! We sort of freaked at first, as it was not apparent where you were supposed to drive and we had a rental sedan. The tour is of an old house and the surrounding barn and bath house. Great views, and they had these huge pigs snorting around the barn. Really interesting. It was the last week they were open, so you could only drive over and go on the house tour. In season, they have shuttle boats as well and you can spend more time exploring the island.
ALMA: We stayed at the Captain's Inn, which was cozy and serviceable. Elsie was very sweet and gave good advice on what to do. The breakfasts were pretty blah, however. Go to the Tides across the street for dinner. Not much in the little town; we stayed to hike at Fundy Park. We took two incredible hikes in the park...the Dickson Trail should not be missed. Not long, but gorgeous. Hike along a splashing stream along steps and a boardwalk to a beautiful waterfall. We also hiked the Coppermine Trail, a four mile loop.
On the way to Alma (from Maine) be sure to drive and hike in the Fundy Trail Parkway. It was confusing which was which, but this was a different experience. You pay an entrance fee and drive and stop at lookouts, and hike along the cliffs as well. We took the Flowerpot Trail...a preview of the flowerpot rocks at Hopewell Rocks.,
Hopewell Rocks is about 45 min away and really worth a visit. Find out when the tides are down and you can hike along the ocean floor, looking at these incredible rock formations. You can return later and find the tide has risen as much as 35 feet! While there, we also visited Cape Enrage (whipping winds) and the lighthouse.
A great two week trip-the first part in Maine and the rest in New Brunswick. I used this forum to get lots of ideas...thanks so much, and let me know if you have questions about our trip.

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