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Old 07-17-11, 08:10 PM   #1
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Places to go near Sherbrooke, Magog, Montreal?

I have a week of vacation at the end of August. I had originally planned to drive to Montreal, ride to Quebec, get the train back to Montreal, and drive home.

But now I wondering if a loop, starting near St. Albans Vermont, might be better. I'd get to say that I crossed the border on a bike -- always a good way to start a story.

So, if I were to start on the Vermont side of the border and work my way towards Montreal and back, is there anything you'd recommend that I see/do/visit/stay away from?

FWIW, I've done one self-supported tour before, but that was on a dedicated bike path with at most a 2% grade (Pittsburgh - Washington DC). I have problems with hills.
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I rode around Eastern Townships few years ago, and it's a really nice area, but mostly on roads. There's Yamaska Park with dedicated paths, which is really nice.

You could also ride Le Petit Train du Nord (we just did that few days ago). It's a rail to trail, so grades are only about 2-3%, which would work for you. The north part is paved, the south part is crushed stone (which we found really quite treacherous to ride on a fully loaded bike).
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