Innisfree Cottage Lake Midway, Nova Scotia CANADA
Travel by ferry from Portland Maine, U.S.A. by SeaCat.
This is the fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia and is known as The CAT.
The service runs to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and it is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours.
You find out more information and book here.
Alternatively, you can arrive from other Canadian provinces via New Brunswick on the Fundy Rose. It takes about 3 hours.
- click here to go to the Bay Ferries website.
Nova Scotia is approximately 5 to 6 hours by air from the United Kingdom and Europe, so it is possible to set off in the morning and be at the cottage in time for dinner.* Travel from the USA entails a short flight to Halifax, or a drive via New Brunswick and the Saint John to Digby Ferry. St John also has an airport.
Car hire is best obtained from rentalcars.com and if you book a sub-economy car from the airport, you normally get a free upgrade to an economy vehicle, simply because they do not supply sub economy vehicles.
When hiring, be sure to get cruise control for the long stretches of well maintained and extremely quiet roads. In the summer you will also appreciate air conditioning in your vehicle, as the temperatures can get well into the 80s.
* Typical journey times from Halifax International Airport to the cottage (on Digby Neck) are less than 3 hours
and from Yarmouth to the cottage are less than 2 hours.