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Old 05-31-2017, 11:00 PM   #21
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Rough map of our route. Total was actually around 2,500 miles or thereabouts from our home near Philadelphia.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:25 AM   #22
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Great report. That entire area is on my route for next year, I'll bookmark your report for future reference.
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:27 PM   #23
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I see you did not get the chance to take The Cabot Trail. There is a place "Meat Cove" that sits high up on a bluff and overlooks the Atlantic and start of St Lawrence river. There is a primitive campground in Meat Cove with a view to die for.
This picture is from the little restaurant at Meat Cove
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:35 AM   #24
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I see you did not get the chance to take The Cabot Trail. There is a place "Meat Cove" that sits high up on a bluff and overlooks the Atlantic and start of St Lawrence river. There is a primitive campground in Meat Cove with a view to die for.
This picture is from the little restaurant at Meat Cove
Yeah, it was a brief foray just to whet our appetites. We only had a bit over a week, and it's basically a two-day drive to get there from our house. Next time we'll do a straight shot there and allow more time to explore a lot more.

Thanks for the hint here. Sounds (and looks) like a beautiful place to check out next time!
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Very similar to our plans for later this summer for a long weekend.. Going to stop at Portland on the way up, then casually tootle along Rt 1 to Acadia. If you are ok with an early start, you might want to consider sunrise on Cadillac Mountain. Thunder Hole was fun, but I think it may be best under the right circumstances (guessing tide level and wave height).

Haven't been there yet, but Thurston's Lobster Pound looks like a good bet. If Mt Desert Island is a clock with Bar Harbor is at 2:00, then Thurston's is at 7:00, in Bernard.

As an FYI, I think that at this time of year, you could encounter a bit of fog / mist in Acadia. In our previous visits, we had a lot in early season (beginning of July), and none in late season- late Sept was unexpectedly mild with spectacular weather (the gulf stream gets that far north), as well as uncrowded.

When you are visiting the Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks (on the New Brunswick side) is interesting at low tide. Enjoy!
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Looks ike a really nice trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Great trip, thanks for posting. On my list for sure!
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:35 AM   #28
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We got back from our trip this past weekend. Logged about 2400 miles total and had a great time. There is so much to see and do up there a week is not enough time! The northern part of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island are amazing. I suggest doing the Cabot trail and getting up to Meat Cove. Ill try and do a short trip report with pictures one of these nights.
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