Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Perfect Vacation Destination: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

I always love to hear about new and interesting vacation spots within driving distance, so I thought I would share this one with you….

For those of you looking to do a little traveling this summer, I highly recommend Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. It’s only about 6 hours away from Peterborough. We just got back and we had a blast…definitely fun for all.

We rented a 2-bedroom condo unit 5 minutes away from the village (which made it more reasonably priced). This allowed us to be prepare a quick breakfast and dinner in, while eating lunch out each day to save a little money on the food budget.

A private beach was just a short walk from the condo, so we spent each day playing water football, swimming and diving off of a dock into the very warm lake (even warm enough for me). As you can see from the photo, we went cycling through the mountains on wonderful paved, well-marked trails with a river running alongside the trails. A few tourists were fly-fishing in the river, too.

A trip into Mont-Tremblant village was a must do! Zip-lining was one of the highlights for my 13 year-old son (A return to Tarzan…it’s a boy thing). We all took a chair-lift up the mountain and a luge ride down the mountain on these little go-cart type of cars you can individually control… Everyone loved this! Also took in a little bungee jumping and even an afternoon at the spa for a massage…much needed after the 2-hour bike ride!

The restaurants are fantastic and the shopping is plentiful, so there is no excuse for returning without a souvenir or two.

One day we detoured 90 minutes away into Old Montreal, and toured the city in a horse-drawn carriage with a private tour guide to learn about the highlights and history of Old Montreal. Plus, there were even more great caf├ęs and art galleries and boutiques to visit.

This trip was packed full of fun and adventure….A great time was had by all!

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Susan Fenn