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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.

 

 

We are currently recommending WestJet for the cheapest flights from the U.K. but Icelandair sometimes has some good offers,

Here is the link for Halifax airport.

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.

Visit the Halifax International Airport web site for more flight options

* 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.