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Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

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Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

My wife and I are early 50's and planning a late September (21 - 23) vacation to visit places shown on our Family Geneology. We will spend 2 or 3 days in Nova Scotia and travel to Maine after for another 4 to 5 days.

Places on our list include Grand Pre and Port Royal and Pisiguit.

Are there any places I should not miss for scenic reasons or fun?

Hotels or Beach house is something we are considering. A few hours drive from hotel to places to visit are not a problem.

No B&B. Suggestions welcome on places to stay and for a great restaurant for Seafood. (Upscale to moderate).

Not sure where to fly into. Possibley Bangor Maine and driving to all vacation spots.

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1. Re: Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

Hi. You will not have time to see too much so you will have to stick to the southern and western area of Nova Scotia:

Here is a possible route to work from: http://goo.gl/maps/0vOV

I have included Middle West Pubnico because of the Acadian Village there and it is an interesting area.

http://obpl.com/acdn-vllg.html

While there, be sure to check out the restaurant at the Red Cap Motel. Their haddock with lobster sauce is amazing: www.nslocal.ca/results.php…

tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g652394-d632574-…

http://www.redcaprestaurantandmotel.com/

novascotia.com/traveltrade/en/home/touritine…

http://www.acadian-cajun.com/pisiguit.htm

You can use Trip Advisor for places to stay. Or you can go here: www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx

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2. Re: Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

Check this website: www.yarmouthandacadianshores.com

Major's Point , located at Belliveau Cove is the site of the first Acadian cemetery on St Mary's Bay.

The Acadian Centre Archives located at the Sainte-Anne Campus at Church Point. centreacadien.usainteanne.ca

If you like fresh seafood try Roadside Grill at Belliveau Cove. It's not upscale but a local favourite that has been there for many years. The Fried Clams are excellent & unless you have a huge appetite take the small order.

I've stayed at Cape View Motel & Cottages a few times & found it very good. It overlooks the beautiful Mavillette Beach & there is a good restaurant across the road. www.capeviewmotel.ca

In the Grand Pre area, I'd suggest Evangeline Inn & Motel. It's a 5 min drive to the Historic Site & across the street from one of the many wineries in the area. www.evangeline.ns.ca

Edited: 20 June 2012, 20:37
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3. Re: Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

Some other places you might be interested is the tiny village of Morden on the Fundy Coast. Formerly called French Cross, this is where a number of Acadians escaped the deportation from the Belle Isle area near Annapolis and overwintered - many of them dying of starvation. Hence the name French Cross - they had erected a large wooden cross for the dead. It is now a small stone cross. They were eventually 'rescued' by some native people. When they fled what is now Morden they continued across the bay to a place now called Refugee Cove (after a stop at Isle Haut), in Cape Chignecto Park, where there is also a ridge called French Lookoff where they kept watch for British ships, until they eventually dispersed.

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4. Re: Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

Thank you very much. This is very helpful. I will change my plans and I will stay in Nova Scotia for the week.

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5. Re: Nova Scotia Acadian Heritage

I think that is a good decision. As it is, you will only see a bit of Nova Scotia.

Maine is lovely so you will have to go there another time.

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