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  1. What are Half Board and Full Board? Half Board is breakfast & dinner within a 24 hour period. Full Board is breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For 2012, Half Board is $180/couple and Full Board costs $215. Breakfast is a buffet plus a la carte service. Lunch has three courses. Dinner consists of 5 courses (including the amuse bouche). There is a choice of 2 different fixed menus for dinner.
  2. Do you allow pets? Trout Point Lodge has some pet friendly rooms in the main lodge. We also allow pets in the 2 cottages and in the Forest Suite. There is a $15/day charge.
  3. Do you have WiFi in the rooms? The main lodge has WiFi in the Great Room, reception area, and on the front porch. but not in the rooms. The Forest Suite, Island Meadow Room, Cub Cottage, and Black Bear Cottage have WiFi.
  4. Do you have TVs in the rooms? The main lodge rooms have no TVs. There are individual DVD players and a DVD library. The cottages, Forest Suite, and Island Meadow Room have satellite TV.
  5. Are there bugs? Each year is different. In May through early June there can be some black flies and “no-see-ums.” They are usually gone by early to mid June. There can always be some mosquitos and flies in the woods when going hiking, but not at the lodge. There are no biting insects in the fall.
  6. Do I have a choice of dishes at dinner? We serve table d’hôte style menus for dinner. We always accommodate food allergies, vegetarian diets, and religious diets with advance notice. We cannot promise gluten free choices. For 2012, the Lodge plans to offer two 5-course menus, one of vegetable-based cuisine and one of local seafood. The menus are fixed, but no dishes are repeated during a guest’s stay.
  7. What is there to do? Trout Point has canoes, kayaks, & 29r single-speed mountain bikes for guest use–first come, first served. There is also a new wood-fired hot tub and cedar barrel sauna riverside. There are nature trails on the property, and hiking trails in the adjacent wilderness area. Guided excursions include kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and star gazing. In 2012, there will also be periodic wine tastings. In-room massage is available by appointment. Nearby are fantastic beaches & coastal scenery, Acadian French culture, whale watching, and sea kayaking.
  8. How do I get there? Most guests from outside Nova Scotia fly to Halifax (YHZ). It’s an easy drive from there. There are also direct flights 4 times a week from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on Twin Cities Air Service. There is a ferry from St. John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia. Digby is about 1 hour 20 minutes drive from the Lodge.

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Delta Air Lines is resuming its weekly service to Atlanta from Halifax and will introduce new daily service to New York for the summer. Travellers flying to and from the U.S. won’t have to make connections through Toronto or Montreal and can take advantage of U.S. customs pre-clearance available at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

The U.S. carrier will fly non-stop to Atlanta from Halifax International Airport, beginning June 21.

The Saturday service will depart Atlanta at 10:55 a.m and arrive in Halifax at 2:15 p.m. The out-bound flight will depart Halifax at 3:00 p.m.

The flights will run until September and be operated by Delta’s connection carrier Skywest, using a 76-seat Canadair jet. The daily New York service will start June 5 and operate until Sept. 7. See more at the Chronicle-Herald.

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