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Travel to CBI

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Travel to CBI

We're family of four (kids 8 & 16) are planning on visiting Nova Scotia in July (Halifax and Cape Breton Island) this summer. We like beaches, views, small hike, etc... We do want to see the Fortress of Louisbourg. Could you give me some advise / suggestions / corrections on our plan please? We don't be in a rush and spend to much time in the car.

We're planning for 3 nights in Halifax (Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg) and then ~ 5 nights at CBI. For the CBI part:

Day 1 - Travel from Halifax to Mabou and stay for two nights. .

Day 2 - Exploree the area, beaches, etc.

Day 3 - Continue through Cabot trail west part to the Cape North/ Dingwall and stay for one night.

Day 4 & 5 - Maybe to Meat Cove, then the east part of Cabot Trail, and not sure where to stay for the next 2 nights since we'd like to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg as well (maybe Baddeck - any suggestions, it might be 2 different places)..

Day 6 - travel home to Ottawa (out of Nova Scotia)

Is Mabou a good are for the swimming and just to relax?

Thank you for any changes/suggestions in advance!

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1. Re: Travel to CBI

The best beaches along our coast are at Chimney Corner and Margaree Harbour as both are somewhat sheltered ;and good as there are many younger kids . Port Hood and Inverness are good too. The leg to Louisburg might be best done first as that fort tour can take more time than you thought , then come around the trail counterclockwise . That way the day from Halifax to Louisburg will be your only long day . Check Cape North as a place for that night after Louisburg .

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2. Re: Travel to CBI

Thank you for the info ! What would be recommended area to stay on the way from Dingwall toward Louisbourg, but not in Baddeck, since it slightly south. We may drive/stay through Baddeck on the way back.

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