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Mont Tremblant Quebec

We just took a weekend trip up to Mont Tremblant, better known for skiing, but a nice place year round.

Since we're a top down bunch, I can say it's nice from spring to fall for golf, trail riding (bike), hiking, and there are some great lakes in the area, so fishing must be on the menu. There is also a race track there, of the same name. There is a ski village (somewhat Disneyesque we thought) at the base of the mountain on the south side, and the village of St Jovite is nearby and really the better deal.

MT is within striking distance from Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Kingston; certainly one could reach it from CT and Vt as well as Toronto, but perhaps taking off Friday evening to Kingston or Ottawa then onwards. It is about 2hrs from Ottawa. The round trip for us was just over half a tank.

The outbound leg was from Ottawa, through Gatineau/Hull and along highway 50 til we turned north on QC317.
Ottawa, ON to Mont-Tremblant, QC - Google Maps

I apologize for not taking pictures - you might want to use google street view etc. The drive north is quite picturesque with large rock outcrops and forests. Many farms along the way do sell various things - cheese, eggs, even rabbit. Lots of equine activity as well. Though french is widely spoken, you will have no problem in english.

While the ski village is a bit Disney, it does have a european vibe to it. Prices are not out of control and the views are very nice. There are hotels and condos in the ski village. There are a variety of online sites to sublet condos btw. One hotel lane was filled with convertibles, including a pewter 171; we also saw an SLS.

St Jovite is quite nice offering a bit more typical village setting. Numerous pubs and cafes, all with reasonable prices and helpful staff. Everything seemed well kept and presentable. We didn't see much though by way of motels etc.

We took a different route south. Mont-Tremblant, QC to Hawkesbury, ON - Google Maps

Lovely scenery but most of the route was limited to 70kph and we were stuck in a line of cars, and right behind a Smart. If we'd been out front, even at 90kph (circa 55mph) would have been fun as the roads are quite twisty and one must keep on the proper side of the line on lefthanders.
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btw car ran flawlessly, using just half a tank (Porsche needed to top up...), and showed 8.4l/100km top down all the way (would dearly love to meet the bureaucrat that came up with that - probably the same guy that did Canadian postal codes like K1C6Z6 - impossible to type but will support the population of China...which should do Canada for the next 1000 yrs)

Kismet clicked through 50,000km (circa 30000 miles)

The other sighting of interest was a Ural motorcycle and side car. This is a Rooskie knock off of the wartime BMW military bike, though I believe they toughened it up (is that a superlative - toughening up German wartime engineering) as time went on. I do have a foto of it, but need to dig it out of my cell.
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JJ, nice write-up. Yes, Mont Tremblant was a great course back in the '60's/'70's for the CanAm and TransAm series.

And why wouldn't the car run flawlessly? It IS an MB after all (wait, what am I saying... )!
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