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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn Hues of Nova Scotia

Staring at the Map of North America, I wondered what it would be like driving up further north of Maine along the maritime coast. Having been to Bar Harbor in Maine during October, the peak of autumn, I knew it would not disappoint. This led to our very first hiking trip! We had done short day hikes previously during our vacations. But never was a trip planned centered around hiking trails.

The internet is so full of useful resources to plan a visit to this Canadian maritime province. We got a brochure sent to our home in Texas for free which had tons of information on general geography of the province and places to stay. Soon we knew the highlands of Cape Breton was where we wanted to focus.

Nova Scotia (New Scotland), specifically Cape Breton has a rich Scottish/Celtic culture and lots of history. Together with various activities like hiking, sea kayaking, whale watching, scuba diving, biking and so on, this place attracts people of all age groups and interests.

We flew to Bangor, Maine at the peak of Fall and drove from there to Cape Breton, NS. Though a long drive, I loved that such drives always give a good feel of the country. 

Driving through New Brunswick