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    I lived in NB for a number of years, going to Cape Breton is not a really a beach trip, even though it is on the ocean - water will be COLD.

    If beach is what you want take a look at going to Shediac and up the coast to Kouchibouguac National Park. You can stay in Moncton and take day trips to Hillsboro to see the flowerpots and tidal features, trip to Saint John to see a statue that honors the war hero Benedict Arnold and a tour of Moosehead Brewery, Fundy National Park for great hiking, you can easily do a day trip or overnight to PEI, overnight to Halifax is worth it to see the citadel and Peggy's Cove.

    I hate PEI for a number of reasons, but can see why some people find it quaint and nice, just be ready to drive really slow and to vacuum red dust from your car for the next 2 years.

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    The over-wash at Rodanthe during storms is getting to be a regular event (see article in WashPo from today below.) Historically, I believe there was an inlet there at one point, and there was a wooden road further inland on pilings. You used to be able to see this structure in the wildlife refuge, but I am sure it is long gone now. Maintaining that section of asphalt is very expensive, but the loss of tourist dollars would be even more costly. However, I doubt anything they do is going to be a permanent fix.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weath...storm-climate/

    So something to figure into your travel plans down south.
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    Sebago Lake in Maine is a favorite of mine. Easy to do a trip that can take in the White Mountains, Sebago Lake and Portland ME to give you your fill of outdoor hiking/biking/climbing, waterfront/boating and food/culture.

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    Sebago has to be my favorite Northeastern Summer locale.
    Leisurely road and dirt road riding abounds, Some of the best modern mtb in the Northeast 45min away in North Conway, and 45ish minutes to Portland if you wanna go see the lawyers day drinking at Gritty’s.

    Nothing beats a cottage on the lake. Just find the right one, or rent an RV and find the loveliest lakefront campsite you can. Boat rentals have gotten pretty damn expensive, but your kids will always remember the journey through the Songo river and lock system, snagging some Moxie from a store only reachable by water and finding the biggest rocks to jump off of.

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