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    Re: Trip into New England states

    When heading thru Cape Breton, it's worth it to either go up or come back via Rte. 19 up the west coast of the island thru Mabou. Stop at the distillery at Glenora Falls. Try to get out to Meat Cove halfway around the Cabot Trail. I'm a history buff, so a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck and a day at the Fortress of Louisbourg (in Louisbourg lol) are always on my list. You can do the coal mine tour in Glace Bay as well. PS there are hotels and motels on PEI.

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    Re: Trip into New England states

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    When heading thru Cape Breton, it's worth it to either go up or come back via Rte. 19 up the west coast of the island thru Mabou. Stop at the distillery at Glenora Falls. Try to get out to Meat Cove halfway around the Cabot Trail. I'm a history buff, so a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck and a day at the Fortress of Louisbourg (in Louisbourg lol) are always on my list. You can do the coal mine tour in Glace Bay as well. PS there are hotels and motels on PEI.
    The Glace Bay coal mine museum and tour are really well done.

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    Re: Trip into New England states

    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. Keep them coming. We are suppose to meet up in a couple of weeks to plan the trip and I am plotting all these on a map and saving links so we can discuss each and decided.
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    Re: Trip into New England states

    Second the recommendation both Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck and for Fort Louisbourg.
    I was there many moons ago with my kids and found them both very fascinating.


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    Re: Trip into New England states

    I believe this site is essential reading or anyone coming to the Northeast: http://www.newenglandriders.org/

    couple other sites of interest:
    https://americade.com/
    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/
    https://laconiamcweek.com/
    https://www.maine.gov/mdot/historicb...overedbridges/
    https://www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com/
    https://www.cabottrailbiker.com/
    https://ridemaine.net/
    http://www.madawaskafourcorners.org/

    My wife and I recently did a Maritime trip (unfortunately using the cage not the bike). We did a combination of inns, B&B, AirB&B. Good places & good people. Scenery wasn't much different from home but lighter traffic. There may or may not be a ferry between Bar Harbor. ME and Yarmouth, NS.

    One thing for sure, during the summer, sleeping accommodations in or around Ellsworth/Bar Harbor are not easy to find which means expensive. May change this year depending on the pandemic but you should shop now. Read carefully, many places were state of the art during the Johnson administration - the first one.
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    Re: Trip into New England states

    The Thousand Islands district (Alexandria Bay) of NY is nice, especially if you have time to tour Boldt Castle. It's a self tour with plenty of walking so if that would be an issue for anyone in the group, just give it a hard pass! The history behind the castle is amazing, it's basically a love story.

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