How far are you located from Yarmouth Maine ferry?
Are you located on the route from Sydney Nova Scotia to Yarmouth?
Brier Island Lodge is about two and a half hours drive from the Yarmouth/Maine ferry - maybe two hours if you synchronize your departure with the schedule of the two local ferry's you need to take to leave the island!
Brier Island is "on route from Sydney to Yarmouth" - with an hour detour once you get to Digby (you have to drive up Digby Neck to get there...) - as far as I am concerned! It may be a bit more direct to go the South Shore route, but the Annapolis Valley route is just as spectacular and has just as good a highway to get there. The choice is yours!!!
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