One great thing about living in Quebec is that we get to celebrate two holidays two weeks in a row in the middle of the summer : on the 24th of June it is the "St-Jean-Baptiste" and on the 1st of July, we celebrate Canada Day, which means...Two long weekends ahead!:-)
Hum, what am I gonna do with all this extra time off? This weekend, one of my girl friends and I decided we should go on a canoe camping trip in western Quebec. It's been a while since I've done such a trip and as for her, she never tried canoe-camping. Needless to say it's going to be an interesting trip!:-) We decided to go to the Outaouais Region (about 4 hours west of Montreal and 1,5 hour from Ottawa) at the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye which, I believe is the biggest park in Quebec (13,615 km) and offers a choice of over 4 000 lakes for kayakers, canoe-campers and fishermen. We are going to canoe and camp along the shores of Cabonga Reservoir (404 km). There are about 800 km of canoe-camping circuits to explore and many many animal species to observe starting with birds, mooses, deers, bears, foxes and many more. Of course, I'll have my camera ready to capture as much as I can. I'll try to post some of them when I get back if I didn't drop it in a muddy hole somewhere down there.
Next weekend, I was thinking about doing a little pic-nic at Lake Willoughby, VT and maybe drive to Cape Cod for a day at the beach. I'm open to any suggestion you might have about a day-trip to ME, NH, VT, CT or MA starting from the Montreal area. I'd like to avoid crowded and some before seen areas (Boston, Hampton Beach, Ogunquit, Mt Washington, etc). Too bad we don't have the 4th of July off too, I'd love to go under the Gateway Arch to watch the fireworks!
Have a great evening!:-)