This trip took over 4000 km to complete in 10 days.
It is from Montreal to New Brunswick to Nova Scotia -
to Maine - to New Hampshire back to Montreal
We left Montreal on a Monday and drove all the way to Edmundson,NB.
This took all day and we stayed the night in a best western plus hotel.
Best thing about the place was the hotel. ate at Boston pizza .
From there we went to Grand Falls to see the falls, but there was no falls to see.
just the dam. This was a little disappointing, but since it was only an hour out of our way, it was still worth it.
The we crossed New Brunswick to the coast to Dalhousie to find Kim's grandmothers grave site.
With the help of a local cop and my Internet detective work, we found the place and Kim took lots of picture.
Then we drove till we hit Mirachimi. I was told it was nice there, but we got there late and everything was closed.
We Stayed at a econolodge and it ended up being o.k. Despite the fact it looked like a dump.
Next day we got to Shediac and stayed at the Parlee motel. great place.
Went to the beach where the water was close to 80 degrees. Spent 2 nights and really enjoyed the little town.
Ate at a bistro one night with live entertainment with a guy playing the guitar.
Next day, we went to Hopeswell to see the tide and rocks. The road to get there is really really nice.
Finally, Nova Scotia. Actually missed the exit, but at gas station met a biker who help us not only get on our way,
but help with our itinerary for Cabot trail.
We stopped in Amherst for lunch. Nice little place with old buildings. Kim ate the best Citrus poppy seed cake ever.
Made it all the way to Port Hawkebury, despite heavy traffic on the highway.
Stopped at info place. What a setup, found hotels for us there and for the next night in Baddeck.
Great prices and great places. Met two gents there called Scott and Ray and had supper with them. great waitress, great food and lots of fun.
Left Port Hawkesbury the next morning for Cabot Trail under great weather, but Half hour later it started to rain and did not stop
and we were finished. Just perfect. It was still nice, but we hardly stopped. We were wet and freezing.
Stopped for the night in Baddeck. Really nice area, so we decided to stay two nights so we could go to Fort Louisburg the next day.
The Fort is really worth the trip.
The next day was long as we decided to drive from Baddeck to Halifax, but following the Coast. The roads were awful and the scenery not memorable at all,
except for a stop at a little placed called Sherbrooke.
I would not recommend this to anyone. Not worth the hassle at all.
Stayed at a Comfort Inn at Halifax so we could rest. Next morning we drove to Peggys cove. Really amazing, but don't expect to spend more than a couple of hours there.
Drove to Digby after that so we could take the Ferry to St Johns.
Now the Ferry is no faster then driving, in fact it's 3 hours just on the boat,
but it's a change, your not on your bikes and it was fun.
From St John, NB, we crossed the border into Maine and drove to to Bangpor.
It's a nice ride,but expect to see lots of trees...and then more trees.
Just passed Bangor is Fort Knox and despite what the locals tell you, don't waste your time there. It's a sorry excuse of a place .
So we stayed in Belfast at another Comfort Inn right on the water. That is a really nice region and worth the visit.
Drove next to North Conway because we love North Conway. You get to drive in the White Mountains, lots of hotels stores and restaurants.
The next day was home thru Vermont.
All in all, 4 thousand km in 10 days with only a day and a half of rain.
It was a wonderful trip
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I have travelled most of the route that you drove except the Quebec portion. To avoid the highway from Amherst to New Glasgow I travel route 6 along the Northumberland Strait then take route 245 to 337 then back to the highway at Antigonish. I posted this route on the site (Called Amherst to Nyanza). I agree that the coastal route to Halifax from the causway is dreadful. We bailed out at Sherbrook and headed back inland going cross country to Truro. We found some freshly paved roads on this stretch.QUITE ENJOYABLE!!Each year we do the New England roads that you mentioned plus some others that we like.
Thanks for posting. Sounds like you had good weather and a good trip,
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
really like your description and suggestions. Wife & I may want to all or most and you narrative is very helpful. Thank you
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM