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post #1 of 19 Old 10-15-2019, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Please help me decide

I could not go to Nova Scotia this year, as I had cardiac bypass surgery and couldn't take any more time off. I would like to plan a one week trip next season, and would like recommendations as where to go. I only have one week, and will be leaving from Upstate New York. Two of my top choices are Nova Scotia and Tail of the Dragon.

Any others recommendations or ideas from those that have completed such a trip?

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What time of the year are you panning on going?

I just got back from riding from TN to Maine and back. Good trip, but you are basically in the Appalachian Mts for most of the time so the scenery does not change dramatically. The roads and the ride are great though. I have not been to NE Canada, so I can't comment there. I turned around at Calais Maine on the Canadian border on that trip, so maybe next time.

My vote is take two weeks and go to Moab
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I vote for Nova Scotia. Tail of the Dragon just ain't all that great.
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Never been to Nova Scotia? You are in for a treat. Years ago I picked up an 'Atlantic Canada Back Roads Atlas' in a convenience store there and now I hardly ever stay lost for long. roads are winding and road signs are often absent as locals know where they are going, folks are friendly, lots of coast and seafood. Parts of Nova Scotia can be busy in the summer season. After Labor Day weather is best and tourist rif raf is much gone. Check the weather often those east coast storms that hit the US can be just as nasty in Nova Scotia. Where to go? It don't matter. I avoid cities like Halifax and tourist destinations like Peggy's Cove. South Shore is nice, Crescent Beach, Risser's Provincial Park but you really should ride the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton. Bring bug repellent though they slow down after labor day.
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Yes, fall is beautiful in NS. Take the too bloody expensive ferry from Maine across to Yarmouth, ride up the Annapolis Valley, then Route 215 & 236 to Truro, TransCanada Hwy (Hwy 104) to Cape Breton, Cabot Trail, TCH back through NS, NB to ME. No cities.

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Thank you for the information. Back in the 1970's, I hitchhiked from N.Y. city to P.E.I. and N.S. No motorcycling though.
Unless I come up with some other bright idea, I will most like ride late August or early September from Upstate N.Y. through Vt., N.H. and Maine, take the ferry to N.S. and take it from there. I can do that trip in 8 days without killing myself.
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Yes, fall is beautiful in NS. Take the too bloody expensive ferry from Maine across to Yarmouth, ride up the Annapolis Valley, then Route 215 & 236 to Truro, TransCanada Hwy (Hwy 104) to Cape Breton, Cabot Trail, TCH back through NS, NB to ME. No cities.

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I LOVE the east coast in Canada. I haven't ridden it much, but I have pulled the family, trailer and three dogs up and down the east coast for 5 years in a row every summer.

This past summer we spent a week in Bar Harbour, Maine. A week in northern Cape Breton and a week in PEI.

Last summer we drove to Newfoundland with the full caravan, ferry and all. Drove the whole island, right up to St. Anthony's. A true National Lampoons Vacation!

I swore to myself, each summer, that I would do all of it again on two wheels one day. Truly magnificent place(s) to ride and soak in some serenity.
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I'd not rule out Newfoundland.
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I'd not rule out Newfoundland.
Agreed. Magnificent place.

You'll want a min of two weeks if you tackle the Rock.
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Agreed. Magnificent place.

You'll want a min of two weeks if you tackle the Rock.
The Rock. The Granite Planet. My home. Born and raised in Gander.
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