"Great White North" doesn't exactly seem like the right forum for a place so far east and barely north, but anyway... My wife and I are heading toward Nova Scotia in a few weeks. Our plan is be on or near the Maine coast around the 25th of August. Still looking at options for ferries or the highway. I notice the Portland Ferry is out of service. The Cat from 'Ba Haba' might be a fun ride. This isn't an adventure trip, just two 50-somethings on a Wing and a credit card. We're giving the KLR's the summer off. The nice folks where I work think I'll be back at my desk around the middle of September, so that leaves us about 2 weeks of exploring before we need to head west toward home. But we're flexible. What should we see? Anything unusual happening there in the last days of August? Any roads we MUST ride? Great photo spots? Cool B&B's. We're from Seattle, so a good cup of coffee every now and then will keep us in good spirits and pleasant visitors to your fine country. The maps and ferry schedules make it appear that a trip to St John's, Newfoundland is a several day excursion. Is it spectacular or should we concentrate more locally? What about PEI? I know nothing about it, except how to get there, I think. Looking at the maps of NS made me think I could spend a day or two on each trail around the coast, a day in Halifax and maybe a day or two doing some 'touristy' stuff. Riding the tides in the Bay of Fundy on a rubber boat looks pretty scary! We're coming from the west and tentatively planning on arriving via I-90 in NY and then east toward (not into) Boston and up 95. Nothing specific yet. We could cross north in Michigan or at Niagara Falls and follow the St Lawrence through New Brunswick, but I suspect it would not be as fast as on US interstates. And we've been through Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal on other visits. So we're open to suggestions! What to see, what to do, who to meet for a drink, best lobster dinner, best bagpipe performance, best topless biker bar (good thing my wife doesn't read AdvRider!). Give us your best stuff! Thanks! We love travelling North of the Border. We're just not crazy about that Great White part! Is planning a trip fun or what?!