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Quebec in the Autumn

A September 2003 trip to Magog by drumlin

Quote: For a New England scene with a French flavor, visit Quebec in the autumn.

Quebec in the Autumn


Quebec in the autumn is not congested and relaxing, yet the weather is gorgeous, and you can still have your dinner on the outside terraces. I had always heard great things about Montreal, but had never been there. It was so clean and pretty. Even the older buildings and apartments were decked in flowers and lovely French-inspired iron work. There are many things to do outside of Montreal as well. Museums, cave tours, the boat ride on Lake Memphremagog, and of course hiking, and lots of wine! Magog is about 1.5 hours out of Montreal. I also went to Drummondville to see the 19th century village exhibit. Go the back way on Route 143, at least to get there. The farm country is beautiful. Then, once you'r...Read More
Best Things Nearby:The town of Magog is a fairly large town. The little touristy downtown is very nice, and chock full of clothing shops, resaurants, antique shops, and nightclubs. There is a lovely park in town, right on the lake, with a playground. In this same park is the wharf where you can catch the ferry to go around the lake. Be aware that in the fall the ferry is only open on weekends, and then only when there is going to be something of a crowd, so phone ahead to avoid disappointment. Best Things About the Resort:A few weeks before I was going to get to the timeshare, a questionaire arrived in the mail from them with a list of possible activities in the area, asking me...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2003

Club Vacances Magog
50 Rue Desjardins
Magog, Quebec
(819) 868-1858

I was only able to be in Magog for a few days, not the entire week, so I was a little disappointed to learn that some of the most popular tourist attractions are only open on the weekends in the fall, and then only on a limited schedule. The Lake Mempremagog ferry operates only on weekends, and then only when there will be a crowd. The demonstration village in Drummondville is only open on weekends, as are many of the museums and art galleries. Always call ahead. The store at the Abbaye St Benoit du lac is not open on Sundays, but is open the rest of the week. I was able to get to the village, which is very interesting. Although of course most of the demonstrations are in French, the "characters" will...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2003

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