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Old August 26th, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Nova Scotia & Maritime Rovers Labour Day Rally

I will be in Nova Scotia September 5th through 12th and was wondering if there are any good wheeling spots, camping or sights to see up there? I will be at the Maritime Rovers Labour Day Rally and will hopefully meet some Rover guys/gals up there who know the area well.

Anyone else going to the Maritime Rovers Labour Day Rally?
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How far is Nova Scotia from NY/NJ?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 01:01 PM
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I am driving up to Portland, ME Thursday around 1am and then taking the Cat over to Nova Scotia. I think its about an 8 hours drive to Portland then a 5.5 hour ferry ride.
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Was just up in Portland last month for a wedding. Make sure you make your way to some of the local breweries as the beer is way cheaper than our NYC prices (of course) and pretty damn good. I vaguely remember stumbling out of a place called Three Dollar Deweys on Commercial Street at the corner of Union. If you head up that corner on Union a half a block to Wharf Street there is a younger crowd at night with a bunch of outdoor bars with street access (from what I remember). Also, make sure you at least get a lobster roll while you're there.
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Was just up in Portland last month for a wedding. Make sure you make your way to some of the local breweries as the beer is way cheaper than our NYC prices (of course) and pretty damn good. I vaguely remember stumbling out of a place called Three Dollar Deweys on Commercial Street at the corner of Union. If you head up that corner on Union a half a block to Wharf Street there is a younger crowd at night with a bunch of outdoor bars with street access (from what I remember). Also, make sure you at least get a lobster roll while you're there.
Did you stop by at ECR?
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LOL. Dude, Hajj isn't until November.

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Was just up in Portland last month for a wedding. Make sure you make your way to some of the local breweries as the beer is way cheaper than our NYC prices (of course) and pretty damn good. I vaguely remember stumbling out of a place called Three Dollar Deweys on Commercial Street at the corner of Union. If you head up that corner on Union a half a block to Wharf Street there is a younger crowd at night with a bunch of outdoor bars with street access (from what I remember). Also, make sure you at least get a lobster roll while you're there.
I work in the building directly behind Dewey's and it is definitely worth a visit. Even better is Gritty McDuff's, two streets up from Commercial on Fore St. They brew their own stuff.
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Did you stop by at ECR?
I wish. ECR is another 2.5 hours north of there, and I would have had to steal a friend's car to get up there.
There is also the possibility of making the short detour around Needham, MA and going to Copley Motorcars. Overall, it'll bring you 20-30 minutes off the highway (15 in, 15 out) but it'd be well worth the time and the break. This is what I had intended to do on the way up, but we were the groomsmen car and running late...which wasn't good.
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LOL. Dude, Hajj isn't until November.
Not sure I understand you???
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Hajj = the religious pilgrimage to mecca
I understood Hajj. What's got to do with ECR?
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I wish. ECR is another 2.5 hours north of there, and I would have had to steal a friend's car to get up there.
There is also the possibility of making the short detour around Needham, MA and going to Copley Motorcars. Overall, it'll bring you 20-30 minutes off the highway (15 in, 15 out) but it'd be well worth the time and the break. This is what I had intended to do on the way up, but we were the groomsmen car and running late...which wasn't good.
The shop is only 1.5 hrs north of Portland

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I work in the building directly behind Dewey's and it is definitely worth a visit. Even better is Gritty McDuff's, two streets up from Commercial on Fore St. They brew their own stuff.
Gritty's Blackfly stout...... it almost doesn't get any better
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The shop is only 1.5 hrs north of Portland
Hmmm, maybe I just told everyone it was 2.5 hours away just in case I actually made it up there I could justify getting back 8-10 hours later.
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I've been to Nova Scotia

If you have the time, check out the tide change at Bay of Fundy. I think that's a "must do"
Peggy's Cove was a nice destination. Nice lighthouse, smallest Canadian post office - send your postcards from there!
Hall's Harbour. Nice town
Lunenburg is a World Heritage Site.
Halifax is a nice city with a lot to do. I remember taking a amphibious harbor hopper tour
http://www.murphysonthewater.com/harbourhopper/ - very interesting "offroad" tour
There are many microbrew places. I think you can take a tour of most and get a good buzz.
We went to too many Maritime museums, but if you are into that...
I don't think I went to one bad restaurant my whole time there.

I found Nova Scotia surprisingly affordable. Enjoy the trip!
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Forget the "pilgrimage", Mike does not like people poking around when they are closed and you would just be getting in the way when open.
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Forget the "pilgrimage", Mike does not like people poking around when they are closed and you would just be getting in the way when open.
Thank you Kevin.
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I will be in Nova Scotia September 5th through 12th and was wondering if there are any good wheeling spots, camping or sights to see up there? I will be at the Maritime Rovers Labour Day Rally and will hopefully meet some Rover guys/gals up there who know the area well.

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Daniel, are you going solo or anyone else is going with you?
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Daniel, are you going solo or anyone else is going with you?
Heading up tonight around 1am (Friday). I have two good friends going with me. Eric 'Data' Choy with a DII. Jarek 'The Great Polish Explorer' and his wife Barbara 'I will chop your nuts off if you take the easy route' Maras with their DI. Should be fun! I am really looking forward to the rally. Will be posting pics when we are up there.
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You guys will have a blast, I wish I could go with you. I went up in May of last year for the Moose Trophy and had a great time.
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