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1 through 10... 1 being DO NOT STAY HERE EVER and 10 THIS PARK IS HEAVEN!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wayside RV Park ~ Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia (Peggy's Cove)

Description: As soon as we pulled into this park I was thrilled ~ we are right across the street from a cute little cove.  The people in the office are the owners and they were very friendly... The Old guy who bought this park originally sits outside the office everyday and chats with the guest. 
Amenities: big rig friendly, coin operated laundromat, hot showers, flush toilets, 2-way and 3-way hook-ups, dump station, on an ocean inlet, ice, fireplaces, woods, free Wi-Fi, Modem hook-up and courtesy phone, Picnic tables.

Directions:  Follow Hwy 104 to Truro and turn onto Hwy 102. Once past Halifax Stanfield Airport stay on the far right as the road splits (Staying left takes you to Dartmouth, not advised if you are trying to get to us). This will keep you on the 102. Follow this to Halifax and once you pass Costco and Walmart, take the next right to put you on Hwy 103. Go to Exit 5, not 2b. Once to Exit 5, turn left. Travel about 3 kms to the end of the road and turn right at the traffic lights. Drive about 300 metres and turn left at the next set of light to put you on Hwy 333. We are about 15kms down on the left at 10295, which you can count down with the property signs on most driveways.

Web Sitehttp://www.waysidecampground.com

RateElectric and Water RV : $30.00, Full Hook-up : $30.00, 50 Amp Full Hook-up EWS : $5.00 more. Stay 6 nights get 7th free also with some restrictions they honor Passport America.
Date of Stay:  July 24th, 2012 ( 15 nights)

Favorite Sites:  We stayed on site 148 and even though the hook-ups were on the right side of the coach and the sewer on the left ~ our site was so nice.  We pulled in and could see the cove across the street... We had plenty of hose and power cords to hook up.  They have plenty of sites that are really nice  and on the other end there are 5 pull ins that look right into the cove also.

Weather During Stay:  We were here for 2 weeks and we had a lot of cool days around mid seventies and night around 59-60 degrees... Perfect in our books... Of course there were a few days of rain and some morning were socked in with a pretty heavy sea fog.  We LOVED it!
Phone/TV/Internet: Verizon phone worked well ~ We got Satellite with our roof top antenna (Direct TV) ~ Internet card did not work here but the parks free wifi worked great where we were parked.
Elevation/Landscape: Rolling hills with big trees and well manicured lawns. 

Lighting/Noise:  Some traffic noise at night but nothing that we couldn't live with also the lighting at night was OK... we slept well here!
Hiking/Walking/Biking:  There are a lot of roads in the park to walk in ~ I am sure there must be hiking trails around but we didn't notice them.  With all the quaint towns around and Halifax we did a ton of walking around them.
Things to See & Do: Peggy's Cove, Memorial sites for Swiss Air Accident, Many quaint towns and coves, Historic Lunenburg, Halifax, Lighthouses, Mahone Bay, Chester and much more.
Rating: (9.8)  Even though this park had no pool it was still in our books almost perfect.  The owners made it really nice and the area is just gorgeous.  We were sad to leave here...

Have Fun & Travel Safe

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sun N Shade Campground ~ Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island

Description:  A nice park located right over the Confederation Bridge.  People are very pleasant and will help you with whatever you need or information for things to see & do.  Pull-through sites have no shade at all. Back-in sites have afternoon shade. Wi-Fi works at the office and laundry, but not at the sites. The park is very well maintained. If you like lobster, there is a fresh seafood store right across the street where you can get cooked or fresh lobster at a very reasonable price. Frequent music shows (country, bluegrass, gospel). Paved streets and grass site.  

Amenities: Cable TV, hot showers, laundromat, dumping station, pay phone, free wireless, camp store, ice, firepits/wood, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce ball, ladder golf, pool tables, recreation hall, picnic shelter

Directions:  It is a couple of miles past the Confederation Bridge on the right

Web Sitehttp://www.sun-n-shade.com/

Rate:  We payed 180.00 for the week ~ $30.00 per night for 50 amp FHU ~ Stay 6 nights and the 7th is free.

Date of Stay:  July 16th, 2012 (7 nights)
Sites:  Grassy Sites, open/shaded areas, pull-throughs, 20-/30/50-amp service, picnic tables ~ Sites are very close together.

Weather During Stay:  Perfect weather for the week we spent there with daytime temps in the high 70's and nighttime temps around 55.

Phone/TV/Internet:  Verizon service for the phone was very good ~ We received Satellite TV with our roof top dish (Direct) ~ Internet wifi provided by the park did not reach our coach but we went to the game room and it worked there just fine.

Elevation/Landscape:  Pretty much level with lots of grass and the trees and shrubs were common to this area.

Lighting/Noise:  If there was noise or excessive light we never knew since we were so tired from our daily activities..

Hiking/Walking/Biking:  Not only can you walk in the park the adjacent Confederation Trail for walking/bicycling is very close.

Things to See & Do: Lighthouses of PEI, Potato Factory, Cheese Lady Gouda Farm, Toy Factory, Charlottetown,

Rating: (7) Sites were way to close which we didn't understand since there were so many acres in this park.  However with that being said we still enjoyed ourselves here.  It did fill our needs.

Have Fun & Travel Safe

Monday, July 9, 2012

Marco Pololand ~ Cavendsih, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Description: When we arrived at Marco Pololand we right away noticed it was definitely a kid friendly park.  We do not have small kids and even though there were a lot of kids they did NOT bother us one bit.  There was so much for them to do here that they were pretty much well behaved.  The park had spacious sites and were fairly level.  The area was beautiful and there is a ton of things in this area to see and do.


  • Three heated swimming pools
  • Games room with ping pong and pool – movies
  • Jumping pillow
  • Supply store
  • Laundromat
  • The Galley Restaurant only open for Sunday brunch and any special events
  • Take out / Dairy bar
  • Pay phones
  • Supervised recreation program
  • Playground on site
  • Hay rides
  • 24-hour supervision
  • ATM machine on site
  • and many bigger events

  • DirectionsFrom the Confederation Bridge:

  • Take route 1 towards Charlottetown (east).
  • After about 20 minutes you will arrive in Crapaud; turn left onto route 13 (north).
  • Route 13 will take you all the way to Cavendish. We are almost at the end of route 13.
  • When heading into Cavendish you cannot miss us, we are on the right side.

  • Web Sitehttp://marcopololand.ca/

    High Season RatesDailyWeekly Monthly
    Electrical (50 amp), Water, Sewer$41.90$251.40 $975.00
    Electrical (30 amp), Water, Sewer$40.00$240.00 $950.00
    Electrical (15 amp), Water, Sewer$38.00$228.00 $900,00
    Electrical, Water$35.00$210.00 $825.00
    All other sites$31.90$191.40 $775,00

    Date of Stay: We stayed here June 9th, 2012 (7 nights)
     Sites:  You have the choice of over 543 sites. There are 343 that offer water, electrical and sewer hookups and over 200 with just water and electricity.

  • No hookup
  • Two-way (water & 15 amp electrical hookup)
  • Three-way (water, 30 and 50 amp electrical, sewer hookup)
  • Some of the 3 way site are pull through sites.

  • Weather During Stay: We had mostly clear beautiful days with highs around 75 and evening lows around 60 ~ perfect in my opinion

    Phone/TV/Internet:  We did have Verizon phone service here at this park ~ We were able to get TV with our Direct roof top satellite ~ They had Wifi but it was just ok

    Elevation/Landscape: Fairly level but set in rolling hills with trees. Lots of beautiful farm lands and fishing villages...

    Lighting/Noise:  We didn't notice much noise or extreme lighting at this park ~ we stayed so busy we slept like rocks at night.

    Hiking/Walking/Biking:  This park is huge and there are alot of places for walking & biking.  Also there are places throughout the Island for hiking.

    Things to See & Do:  Marco Polo Land is in the heart of Cavendish, PEI only 20 minutes from Charlottetown. Cavendish and the North Shore of Prince Edward Island has more activities for you an your family than you will have time to take in. Here are direct links to the best in Cavendish to get your vacation started!  Besides the beach and the many Lighthouses you many things to see & do.
    Avonlea Village of Anne of Green Gables
    Cavendish Beach
    Cheese Lady Gouda Farm
    Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not
    3 Golf Courses
    New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
    Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
    Victoria by the Sea
    World Famous Fisherman's Wharf
    and much more

    Rating: (9.5)  This park has everything you could want except cable TV and it is close to pretty much everything

    Have Fun & Travel Safe