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Hiking Nova Scotia: Lunenburg to Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Christine from Pleasanton, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/17/15 - 07/24/15
Had a wonderful time on this trip, despite the rainy weather. We did all the hikes that were listed. Having box lunches enabled us to spend more time hiking. Beautiful and interesting part of the world. Very friendly tour director and participants. Yummy lobster dinner!

Jean from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/17/15 - 07/24/15
The Nova Scotia tour was well-organized and guided by Rick and Lyn who were excellent at keeping things on time and being clear about expectations and options for those who needed to skip or shorten a hike. My review post here is primarily to point out the ACTUAL hike distances which are quite different than the ones listed. The verbal descriptions are accurate but not the distances listed by Road Scholar. Day 2, Dynamite Trail, 8 km/4.8 miles Day 3, Gaff Point, 6.5 km/4 miles Day 4, Samson Trainl, 5 km/3 miles Day 5, Uisge Bhan Falls & River Denys Mtn, about right as listed Day 6, Middle Head, 6 km/ 3.5 miles; Jack Pine only without Coastal section is 1.5 miles Day 7, Skyline, 11 km/ 6.6 miles Definitely try to go to the Ceilidh in Baddeck. It was a highlight of the trip.

Martin from Celebration, FL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 08/15/14 - 08/22/14
This was an enjoyable program. The combination of beautiful scenery and info about the history and customs of the area were both interesting and educational. Unfortunately, it was supposed to be a "moderately challenging" hiking program with some sightseeing. It turned out to be a sightseeing program with some "active" walking. The bus rides were longer than anticipated, so the leaders kept cutting the hikes short in order to stay on schedule. This has the potential to be an excellent program if the organizers and planners get realistic in travel times and if everyone would board the bus each day earlier, say at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. In addition, lunches could be eaten on the trail instead of in rest areas or parks to save a little time.

Karen from San Leandro, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/15/14 - 08/22/14
The Nova Scotia tour was unforgettable. The scenery was amazing, and the various speakers were knowledgeable and entertaining as they described the Nova Scotia history and cultures. We even learned about lobsters! Our guides were knowledgeable as well as flexible, inventive, and entertaining - a delightful couple. My only criticism is the activity rating which needs to be changed from Moderately Challenging to Active. The hikes were usually shortened or eliminated because of time issues. In considering all options, I would suggest not changing the program, just the activity designation so hikers won't be as disappointed.

David from Knoxville, TN Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/15/14 - 08/22/14
The trip to Nova Scotia was very interesting historically. We learned a lot about the 18th century conflict between the British and the French. The Acadian culture was also interesting. The hiking was not at all strenuous, which suited some but not others.

marie-cla from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/15/14 - 08/22/14
Date attended:08/15/14 - 08/22/14
A very enjoyable trip; maybe not as much hiking as I would have liked, but well compensated by the varied and beautiful scenery all along, the very knowledgeable "pure-bred" leaders we had, who did their utmost and worked tirelessly to make this program a very enjoyable one. It was a new program and the leaders dealt with the few unpredictables very professionally.

Karin from Carrboro, NC Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/15/14 - 08/22/14
I loved the trip. Great hikes, great leaders, great company, great food. Nova Scotia is just so beautiful and I learned a lot about the history, too. And we saw moose!

Patricia from Celebration, FL Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 08/15/14 - 08/22/14
Although this program was enjoyable, it was not a hiking program. It was really more of a sight seeing sampler of Nova Scotia with some walking / casual hiking included. The activity level was 'Active' and not 'Moderately Challenging'. The leaders were very nice and very knowledgable about the area as they are local. It would have been a great program if it hadn't been designated a hiking trip. I've done over 15 Road Scholar trips and this was the first that did not meet or exceed my expectations.

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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
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