I'm planning my 1st big ride. I'm sure these "I'm riding Nova Scotia" trips are pretty common, but in case anyone is interested and has some good advice, here it is... NJ to Nova Scotia, most likely in August, but June or July aren't out of the question. The original thought was September but family commitments are preventing that. I'll be camping along the way. I'm pretty anal about researching & planning things, but I'm also very flexible so I may just wing-it as the trip evolves. I've done lots of searching on this site reading through the existing NS trip reports, etc. Tentative Itinerary: Day - Approx Mileage - Route & details Day 1 - 285 Miles - Leave Central NJ at lunch on Friday. Super-slab it to New Haven, CT for some pizza at Frank's or Sally's. More highway riding to Lowell, MA area. Camp at an ADV inmate's place. Day 2 - 391 Miles - Lowell area to Saint John, NB (Rt 1 through Maine - Is it worth it or should I Super-slab it?). Camp at www.rockwoodparkcampground.com Day 3 - 157 Miles - Ferry to Digby, NS to Halifax - Secondary roads, quick stop at Delaps Cove. Camp at www.shubiecampground.com Day 4 - 284 Miles - Halifax to Baddeck - Secondary and dirt roads along the east, Glenora distillery tour. Camp at www.brasdorlakescampground.com Day 5 - 310 Miles - Cabot Trail loop to Meat Cove then Antigonish. Quick stop at White Point to 46deg 52.800 N 60deg 21.000 W. Camp at whiddens.com? Day 6 - 283 Miles - Antigonish, NS to Pictou, NS via Cape George - ferry to PEI, back to NB, camp in Fundy National Park. Day 7 - 411 Miles - Fundy to Mt. Washington, NH. Ride Mt. Washington Day 8 - 486 Miles - Mt. Washington to Waterbury, VT - Ben & Jerry's tour then long ride home. I should end up with 2600+ miles. I have a good handle on my packing list, including tie-downs, bug repellent and rain-gear. Any advice/input on camp sites is welcome. I'm not planning on much in the way of activities (this trip is mostly about exploring on the bike), but I'm interested in hearing about the Must See things, the Must Miss things, specific roads/routes to take/avoid and veggie friendly restaurants, etc. Thanks!