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Any MUST SEE places?: Gaspe, PEI, Breton Park

Hello All,

Taking a trip next week to the Gaspe Peninsula, down to PEI, and on to Breton National Park. Do any of you from that area have any "must see" areas that we should stop at?

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-18-2014, 09:34 PM
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Sunrise Trail along the Northumberland Strait(places like Pugwash, Wallace, Tatamagouche, etc)
further on Cape Breton, there's the Margaree River area(beautiful valley) and of course the Cabot Trail with a stop over in Cheticamp which is just a few miles before the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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Gaspe Peninsula. Take Route 132 and make a loop. Go to the South side first (counterclockwise). This way you will have the water always on your right and no trafic between you and either Atlantic or St.Lawrence River. On the way around stop at Perce Rock and visit Forillion National Park at the very East end of peninsula. Check the near by tollest light house in Canada. If you lucky you can watch wales there as well. In Nova Scotia Peggys Cove on the East Coast just South of Halifax and Bay of Foundy on the West cost with the highest tides in the world. I'm sure you will enjoy it. Ride safe

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-26-2014, 06:51 AM
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St. John NB ferry to Digby NS

We hopped on the ferry at St. Johns NB and went to Digby NS... from there, ride the "Digby Arm" which extends south to a little island "Brier Island" I believe it's called. There's a couple short ferry rides to get there, but they are enjoyable! There's a nice motel on the island and you can arrange a whale tour in the morning before you leave. Great weekend!
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Louisbourg!

Your map of Nova Scotia shows the town of Louisbourg.

Please do not overlook it. That town contains the fortress Louisbourg,
which was a vital and flourishing settlement in the eighteenth century.

Today, the fortress is reconstructed, and functions as if the date were 1744,
or thereabouts. When you approach the gates, guards in period costumes
challenge you, and pretend to hassle you. For instance, if you are a
nine-year-old child, you may be treated as the leader of your gang,
and saluted and invited to pledge that your troops will behave properly.

Me, I approached alone, and a guard asked me if I was going
into the fortress. I said I was, so the guard asked me to try to find
some RUM for him and his companion. Well, I am a good fella for a gag,
so I handed over my bottle of rum, saying, "Here you are!"

Anyway, please do not overlook Louisbourg Nova Scotia.
It really is worth a whole day, and next time I will give it that.

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Hi Guys,
Just completed a 6,000 km trek to the East coast. Started the run along the Gaspe penninsula, saw the Pierce Rock but didn't spend the time in town. She's a tourist trap to say the least. Awesome scenery. Rode the Confederation Bridge to PEI...great that they don't charge you to get on the island...only off!
Went to Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail....at the very Northerly tip is 'Meat Cove' an awesome place where the road dead ends. Camping and cabins are available, but you gotta book ahead. Gorgeous view!
Rode the very edge of the ..I guess South East coast of N.S. ...real nice.
Well...I could go on, and on...great ride, lots of friendly people and sea food...you bet!
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Hi Guys,
Just completed a 6,000 km trek to the East coast. Started the run along the Gaspe penninsula, saw the Pierce Rock but didn't spend the time in town. She's a tourist trap to say the least. Awesome scenery. Rode the Confederation Bridge to PEI...great that they don't charge you to get on the island...only off!
Went to Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail....at the very Northerly tip is 'Meat Cove' an awesome place where the road dead ends. Camping and cabins are available, but you gotta book ahead. Gorgeous view!
Rode the very edge of the ..I guess South East coast of N.S. ...real nice.
Well...I could go on, and on...great ride, lots of friendly people and sea food...you bet!
If you came back along the #7 highway ... Sheet Harbour, Musquodibit, to Dartmouth...you drove right past me

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If you came back along the #7 highway ... Sheet Harbour, Musquodibit, to Dartmouth...you drove right past me


I did too !!
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