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Old 05-08-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Now that The Cat is gone what is the best way to go from BH to Halifax? I hear the bus is out of the picture now too.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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No trains either. I think that I'd try driving...
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Have you -any of you made the drive before? What is better drive around or take ferry at St John to Digby?
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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I'd take the ferry across, but I've been told it isn't running any more. Check on that, because it will give you a nice break in that drive.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Cat really is gone. You either have to fly, drive, or teleport.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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We drove it back after going over on The Cat. Long drive but a nice one.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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The Cat is long gone never to return.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I do believe that the Ferry from St. John New Brunswick to Digby Nova Scotia is still running. The one that isn't is the one from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth. If I were doing it I would opt for the Ferry from St. Johns. It is a very long drive around. Call the St. John tourism office for more information.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Its about a 3.5 hour drive from Ellworth, ME to the Saint John Ferry as opposed to an 8 hour drive to Halifax. But the road goes to divided 4 lane highway once you enter the suburbs of Saint John, and its takes about 4 hours to go much further on the divided highway that you did on the stop and go driving of Route 1 up the coast of Maine.

Of course if the ferry stops at Digby rather than going all around Nova Scotia then its 3 hours from Digby to Halifax.

So.... Driving from Ellsworth to Halifax is 8 hours. Driving from Ellsworth to Saint John, waiting half the day and taking the 1.5 hour ferry ride is another 3-4 hours, and then driving the 3 hours to Halifax from Digby is maybe 7 - 10 hours. Compared to driving the whole distance in a straight 8 hours.

Not sure which is better: the boat ride or the car. Probably the gas is cheaper than the boat car ride. But I only ever traveled in a car ferry to Martha's Vineyard.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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St John to Digby is still running. Just wondering if it is worth the money vs driving around.
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