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Old 07-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Best Weather in the Atlantic Provinces

I'd like to do a trip from here in New Hampshire to the Atlantic Provinces, probably to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Can anybody suggest the best time to go weather-wise? I don't mind cold, I'm just not crazy about rain and fog. I'm thinking about this August or September since I'd guess that October might be a bit late for such a trip.

I'm thinking about 10 or 11 days for this trip. Is that adequate?

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I'd like to do a trip from here in New Hampshire to the Atlantic Provinces, probably to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Can anybody suggest the best time to go weather-wise? I don't mind cold, I'm just not crazy about rain and fog. I'm thinking about this August or September since I'd guess that October might be a bit late for such a trip.

I'm thinking about 10 or 11 days for this trip. Is that adequate?

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In Nova Scotia August and September are usually very nice travelling weather months, Warm days, warm nights in August, warm days and cool evenings in September. If your going to stay in hotels or bed and breakfasts even until the end of October can be excellent weather with the changing of the colours of the trees. I've ridden right until the end of December in beautiful weather but October on can be a crap shoot.

September is past the tourist season so prices will be better for accommodations

If you only have 11 days Newfoundland will really be pushing it, 1 day to Nova Scotia each way and 1 day on the Newfie ferry each way doesn't leave you much time. So much to do and so little time, my suggestion is just plan on Nova Scotia for this trip.

I'd invite you to stay at my place for a night or two BUT I will be on my way to South America then

Have a good trip, Cheers Philip

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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In Nova Scotia August and September are usually very nice travelling weather months, Warm days, warm nights in August, warm days and cool evenings in September. If your going to stay in hotels or bed and breakfasts even until the end of October can be excellent weather with the changing of the colours of the trees. I've ridden right until the end of December in beautiful weather but October on can be a crap shoot.

September is past the tourist season so prices will be better for accommodations

If you only have 11 days Newfoundland will really be pushing it, 1 day to Nova Scotia each way and 1 day on the Newfie ferry each way doesn't leave you much time. So much to do and so little time, my suggestion is just plan on Nova Scotia for this trip.

I'd invite you to stay at my place for a night or two BUT I will be on my way to South America then

Have a good trip, Cheers Philip
I'll probably shoot for September then. I'll bring camping gear and will either camp or stay at some sort of lodging, depending on where I am.

Okay, I can save Newfoundland for another time. If I have time after touring Nova Scotia I can always see a bit of New Brunswick or PEI.

Thanks for the feedback and enjoy your trip to South America!
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I am looking do go to NS starting the Friday before Labor Day for 10 days (leaving from Boston). I am planning on camping most nights, but would motel a bit if I can split costs. Plan on going for the scenery/history, hitting some well maintained unpaved roads and eating lots of seafood. Will be taking the ferry from Saint John to Digby one way (have not figured out which yet).

If you are interested in riding part/all of the trip with me let me know.
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It looks like I'll be heading up on Sept 7th. I'll send a PM about your offer to stop in, okay? Thanks!
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I am looking do go to NS starting the Friday before Labor Day for 10 days (leaving from Boston). I am planning on camping most nights, but would motel a bit if I can split costs. Plan on going for the scenery/history, hitting some well maintained unpaved roads and eating lots of seafood. Will be taking the ferry from Saint John to Digby one way (have not figured out which yet).

If you are interested in riding part/all of the trip with me let me know.
Thanks for the offer but I'm not going to be leaving here until Fri, Sept 7th. If your dtaes change or if anybody else is interested in joining me, then get in touch. I'm thinking about camping/motelling about 50/50. My interest is riding on great roads through beautiful landscape and making an adventure of it.
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I want to do this trip as well, I to live in New Hampshire. Probably next year...don't have the finances or time this year. My questions is, assuming you go in September what is the lodging situation? With out reservations can I hope to find decent accommodations? I don't really want to camp but will do it in a pinch. Whats the average cost of as lodging??

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I want to do this trip as well, I to live in New Hampshire. Probably next year...don't have the finances or time this year. My questions is, assuming you go in September what is the lodging situation? With out reservations can I hope to find decent accommodations? I don't really want to camp but will do it in a pinch. Whats the average cost of as lodging??

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Since the ferries stopped running from Portland and Baa Haaba, there is little problem finding accommodations even in high season. The tourist economy took a real hit when the ferries stopped.

By US standards, rooms tend to be moderately expensive, as are campgrounds. I'd allot $70 -- $100 per night for a motel. The rooms may be advertised for less, but once you add in the tax, count on another 20%. I've stayed at private campgrounds with minimal facilities for as little as $12/night (and all the mosquitoes I could eat,) to the Provincial and Federal campgrounds, which tend to run around $25 plus taxes for a place with flush toilets and showers. Some of the campgrounds are only staffed until August, however. I don't know what the deal would be later in the season, although I expect some of the locals can provide that info.

By US standards, meals tend to be more expensive than we're accustomed to, as is buying food at the grocery stores. There are some real bargains to be had, though. I bought about a half-bushel of fresh mussels for $5.00 last time through. I've purchased excellent fresh fish from a cooler in the back of a guy's truck on previous trips. If you like seafood, the Maratimes are a remarkable place.
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I want to do this trip as well, I to live in New Hampshire. Probably next year...don't have the finances or time this year. My questions is, assuming you go in September what is the lodging situation? With out reservations can I hope to find decent accommodations? I don't really want to camp but will do it in a pinch. Whats the average cost of as lodging??

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I'd prefer a motel/hotel as well but that could really cost a lot for the entire trip. So I'm thinking about camping 50% of the time and a motel/hotel the other 50%. But I think that some sort of cabin could be a great alternative to hotels or camping.

I guess that I'll figure it out as I go. I don't want a set schedule. Most of the time I don't have an exact destination when I ride, I tend to go wherever my front wheel goes!
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Since the ferries stopped running from Portland and Baa Haaba, there is little problem finding accommodations even in high season. The tourist economy took a real hit when the ferries stopped.

By US standards, rooms tend to be moderately expensive, as are campgrounds. I'd allot $70 -- $100 per night for a motel. The rooms may be advertised for less, but once you add in the tax, count on another 20%. I've stayed at private campgrounds with minimal facilities for as little as $12/night (and all the mosquitoes I could eat,) to the Provincial and Federal campgrounds, which tend to run around $25 plus taxes for a place with flush toilets and showers. Some of the campgrounds are only staffed until August, however. I don't know what the deal would be later in the season, although I expect some of the locals can provide that info.

By US standards, meals tend to be more expensive than we're accustomed to, as is buying food at the grocery stores. There are some real bargains to be had, though. I bought about a half-bushel of fresh mussels for $5.00 last time through. I've purchased excellent fresh fish from a cooler in the back of a guy's truck on previous trips. If you like seafood, the Maratimes are a remarkable place.
Thanks for the great information!

As far as camping goes, I'm a semi-retired mountain climber and normally do a climbing trip out west every year in September, so camping simple and light is familiar to me.
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I never made it to Nova Scotia last year so I'm looking to do it this year. So my question this time is July any good or is it too hot and/or too crowded in summer? I'm chomping at the bit to do a trip real and don't want to wait until September. While I'm at it, if I wanted to do Newfoundland how much time should I allot for such a trip? I'm thinking that Newfoundland might be a bit cooler and less crowded than Nova Scotia.
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I am leaving Toronto around July 13 down through the US on a similar trip. I was planning on June departure but was delayed due to work. Like you I am now itching to get going. One of my first goals is to visit Mt Washington before heading
north for Nova scotia. If you want a riding partner let me know. Hoping for some good weather and great scenery.
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I'll try to answer a few questions in one post.
August-Sept are great times with august being a little busier. Sept the nights will be cooler with 12+ temps overnight. Campgrounds will run you 16-26 bucks, hotels/motels 60-120, gas is 1.30 a litre. Food is pricier in a grocery store, but you will find good deals on fresh seafood as you travel. Beer will be triple to what a US person would be familiar with. A bundle of wood will be 6-7 bucks if you want a fire.
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I am leaving Toronto around July 13 down through the US on a similar trip. I was planning on June departure but was delayed due to work. Like you I am now itching to get going. One of my first goals is to visit Mt Washington before heading
north for Nova scotia. If you want a riding partner let me know. Hoping for some good weather and great scenery.
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