Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, & Labrador

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Pack up the car and enjoy 29 drives through the rich history and beautiful coastal scenery of Atlantic Canada-including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering nearly 2,000 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region's scenic byways and back roads. Discover classic treasures such as the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, the Irish Loop on the Avalon Peninsula, and the Anne of Green Gables route near Cavendish, ...

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Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, & Labrador

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Overview

Pack up the car and enjoy 29 drives through the rich history and beautiful coastal scenery of Atlantic Canada-including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering nearly 2,000 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region's scenic byways and back roads. Discover classic treasures such as the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, the Irish Loop on the Avalon Peninsula, and the Anne of Green Gables route near Cavendish, as well as little-visited fishing outposts. Along the way, savor a plate of lobster, swim along red sandy beaches, or sail out to Tancook Island.

Inside You'll Find

Itineraries ranging from 5 miles to 196 miles in length

Route maps for each drive

In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way

Historical information and suggested side trips

Tips on accommodations, camping, and travel services

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762764815
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Scenic Driving Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 306,500
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chloë Ernst has written guidebooks and travel articles for Frommer's, the Toronto Star, and online magazines. After growing up sailing amongst Mahone Bay's treasured islands, she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Look for updates on her travel adventures at www.chloeernst.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Scenic Region: New Brunswick xv

Scenic Region: Nova Scotia xvi

Scenic Region: Prince Edward Island xviii

Scenic Region: Newfoundland & Labrador xx

Geology xxi

Natural World xxii

Outdoors Advice xxii

Emergencies & Preparedness xxiii

How to Use This Guide xxiv

The Scenic Drives

New Brunswick

1 Fundy Island-Hopping: Campobello Island to Deer Island 2

2 Drive the Ocean Floor: St. Andrews to Covenhoven via Bar Road 10

3 Fundy Trail Parkway: St. Martins to Big Salmon River 17

4 Hopewell Rocks: Hillsborough to Fundy National Park 25

5 Saint John River: Grand Bay to Fredericton to Lower Prince William 31

6 Miramichi River: Miramichi to Boiestown 38

7 Acadian Peninsula: Grande-Anse to Caraquet to Miscou Island 44

8 Acadian Shore: Shediac to Bouctouche to Kouchibouguac National Park 50

Nova Scotia

9 Fossil Coast: Truro to Parrsboro to Cape Chignecto 58

10 Annapolis Valley to Fundy Tides: Windsor to Grand Pré to Wolfville to Halls Harbour 64

11 Brier Island: Annapolis Royal to Digby to Brier Island 73

12 LaHave River: Lunenburg to LaHave to Rissers Beach 80

13 Lighthouse Route: Peggy's Cove to Chester to Mahone Bay to Lunenburg 86

14 Day Trip Beaches from Halifax: Dartmouth to Lawrencetown Beach to Martinique Beach 94

15 Cape George-The Little Cabot Trail: Antigonish to Cape George to Sutherlands River 101

16 The Cabot Trail: Ingonish Beach to Meat Cove to Chéticamp 107

Prince Edward Island

17 The Confederation Bridge: Cape Jourimain to Victoria to Rocky Point 116

18 Acadians, First Nations & Oysters: Summerside to Malpeque Bay via the Acadian Coast and Lennox Island 123

19 Wind Turbines & Stompin' Tom: West Point to Miminegash to Skinners Pond to North Cape 130

20 Green Gables & Red Sands: New London to Cavendish to Dalvay-by-the-Sea 136

21 Ferries & the Titanic: Wood Islands to Panmure Island Provincial Park 144

22 Sinqing Sands in the East: Souris to East Point to New Harmony Heritage Road 150

Newfoundland & Labrador

23 Mantle in the Tablelands: Wiltondale to Woody Point to Trout River 158

24 Labrador Coast & Basque Whalers: St. Barbe to Point Amour to Red Bay 165

25 Vikings: St. Anthony to L'Anse aux Meadows 173

26 Beothuks & Icebergs: Lewisporte to Boyd's Cove to Twillingate 180

27 Hidden Beaches & Abandoned Outports: Terra Nova National Park to Eastport to Salvage 188

28 Bell Island: Portugal Cove to Wabana, Bell Island 195

29 Irish Loop: Bay Bulls to Ferryland to Cape Race to Salmonier 202

Appendix A More Information 212

Appendix B Agencies & Organizations 231

Index 232

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