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Jun 29, 2013 - Traveling the Eastern Townships

What a wonderful tour of the Eastern Townships with our friends, Roger and Roli Laroche. We left Magog early in the morning and headed to Valcourt, population 3,379, and home of Bombardier. For the uninformed, Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented the Ski-Doo. We toured the museum and the man was certainly a genius. He started inventing at the age of 15 and was a whiz at making something out of whatever was at hand. We were very impressed with his inventions as well as the tooling that he cobbed together. If you are at all interested in...

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Trek in Quebec

Jun 28, 2013 - Arrival in Magog, Quebec

We made it through the border into Canada! Seriously, it was a very easy border crossing with barely a glance from the Canadian officials. We must not fit the profile of terrorists or smugglers. Our friends met us at the WalMart (yes, they have WalMart in Canada) to lead us to their friends house in the country, where we will be camping for 2 nights. After getting settled, Roger took us on a short tour to get a feel for the area. It is beautiful land and we will be happy to share it with you over the next 2 weeks. We then returned to the...

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Aug 27, 2011 - North Hatley and Magog

Another nice day so we headed out first to North Hatley and then Magog. North Hatley sits on the very north shore of Lac Massawippi. Although only small it has a lovely water front, a few quaint shops and of course a coffee shop. In Magog as well as enjoying a stroll along the lake shore we also explored, for the first time, the town centre. There were a number of small bakeries/patisseries which of course we had to sample. As we headed back the weather was starting to change- Hurricane Irene was on its way.

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May 6, 2011 - Lake and some religous reflection

It was another sunny but cool day so we headed out to the town of Magog. The town is on the northern end of Lake Memphremagog. The town was founded by Ralph Merry III who first arrived in the region around 1797. He was a born innovator creating the Magog Manufacturing Company based on flor, saw and card mills. The original name of the town was Outlet as its located where the lake drains. It became Magog in 1850. Today the town is a major holiday destination both in summer and winter. We enjoyed a walk in the sunshine along the lakeshore....

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Sep 23, 2010 - Magog, Quebec

From Barrewood Campground, a couple of miles west of Westfield, ten miles south of the Canadian border, halfway across the state of Vermont. Mark, the owner of the campground, put us onto this as a nice destination for a day trip. We drove a two-lane highway into Canada, the first time that we have ever been through a border crossing on such a small road…..definitely a more relaxed attitude. The agent was serious enough, but not the ultra-seriousness that we have encountered at some larger stations. This was our first-ever venture into...

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We're Wingin' It

Jul 8, 2010 - Moving north to Canada

Bonjour, comment c’est va? Il fait tres chaud. Nous avons arrive au sept heure aujourdhui. Okay, it has been way too long since high school French. We asked Tim and Gail for suggestions on things to see as we headed north. Two of their suggestions were a drive through the Franconia Notch and a ride up Cannon Mountain on the tram. It was a beautiful drive north through New Hampshire to the White Mountains. Passing through the Franconia Notch, we stopped at the state park and walked the Flume Gorge Trail. It was a two mile hike along the...

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