2010 New England and Atlantic Canada travel blog

Montreal, QC - Camping Allouette - Site 67

Montreal, QC - Camping Allouette - Site 67, another view

Montreal, QC - Camping Allouette - some color near our site

Montreal, QC - Camping Allouette - some more color near our site...

Quebec City to Montreal, QC - our route - 142 miles


Our trip from Quebec City to Montreal was 142 miles of bad road under a steady rain so no pictures from the windshield for the trip. It continued to rain all day Thursday and most of Friday as the system coming up the East Coast moved in and gave us a good soaking. We are staying at Camping Alouette and have 50 amp full hookups with $5/day WiFi, good Verizon coverage and a strong satellite signal. Not surprisingly, these two Quebec campgrounds are the only ones we have stayed in that charged for WiFi and were also the most expensive to stay at, not counting the WiFi charge. This is a nice campground but not near as nice as the cost implies.

The shuttle for the tours are also not running this late in the season so we decided not to go through all the hassle of driving ourselves and have stayed in the campground our entire stay. The sun did finally peek through the clouds Saturday and we enjoyed cooking breakfast and lunch outside for a change.

After three months in Canada we are about Canada'd out so we have decided to forgo Ottawa and Toronto and cross back into New York tomorrow. It is so late in the season, tours are hard to get and shuttles to them don't exist anymore. I completely abhor driving in big city traffic so we will see those two cities at some future date. The fall leaf season is also in full bloom now so we thought our time could be better spent in the Adirondacks. We think we may have discovered why the fall is so beautiful in New England. Not having all of these maples in Florida, we just noticed that this area is full of them and when they change colors, they go through all of the colors from green to lime to yellow to orange to red, all on each tree, at different rates. It's really spectacular. Some of their colors see almost fluorescent.

We plan on spending the next six days exploring the finger lake region before heading for the Niagara Falls area for a three night stay, visiting both the Canadian and US sides. Our first stop will be Westport, NY on Lake Champlain tomorrow.

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