Fifteen kilometers (9 1/3 miles) west of town on Route 1 is the Lake Breeze Campground (tel. 902/649-2332), a privately run spot with the appealingly low-key character of a small municipal campground. It has 50 campsites for C$17 to C$25, some right on the shores of tiny Lake Darling (you can rent a boat inexpensively), as well as five small cottages (for C$60 to C$99 per night); everything is well tended by the owners. The campground is open from around mid-May until mid-October. You can also rent boats here.

Yarmouth is home to a number of mom-and-pop and chain motels, all mostly the same in character (which is to say, lacking it). Some of the better choices in town are the Best Western Mermaid Motel, 545 Main St. (tel. 800/528-1234 or 902/742-7821), with rates of around C$90 to C$180 double; Comfort Inn, 96 Starrs Rd. (tel. 800/228-5150 or 902/742-1119), at around C$85 to C$195 double; and the business-hotel-like Rodd Grand Hotel, 417 Main St. (tel. 800/565-7633 or 902/742-2446), more expensive at rates ranging from C$150 to C$225 double per night.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.