Route 2 is the fastest way to travel east or west through the county, though it really lacks the charm of the quieter byways. Route 6 is the main route along the county's northern coast; unlike Route 2, following this highway is not a straight line but rather involves a number of turns at stop signs at intersections. Keep a sharp eye on the road signs or you'll lose the trail.
The snazzy, well-stocked little Cavendish Visitor Information Centre (tel. 800/463-4734 or 902/963-7830) is open daily from mid-June through mid-October. It's located just north of the intersection of routes 13 and 6.