Location: Mont-Tremblant National Park, Quebec
Length of Trip: Three days, two nights (July 2013)
Purpose of Trip: Fun, swimming, campfires, and general outdoorsy-ness
Method of Transportation: Henry the Honda
Food: chili, grilled cheese, chips, wine, hot dogs, grilled veggies, corn on the cob, peanut butter cookies and other delicious food
Accommodations: Instead of camping, we opted for more of a ‘glamping’ trip. We stayed in an adorable little cabin called “La Mesange”, which was on Lac Provost in the La Pimbina section of the park. The cabin had a nice loft you could sleep in, as well as a separate bedroom. Oh, and it had its own bathroom with a shower and everything! It was well stocked with pretty much everything you need for cooking (small fridge, stove-top, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, mugs etc.) And the best part was it was located right next to a really nice beach. Overall, it was pretty amazing.
Highlights: The best part of this trip was definitely the swimming in Lac Provost and the relaxing on the beach. The cabin itself was also pretty great.
In addition to swimming, we also did some “hiking”. I feel the need to use quotation marks because to me, “real hiking” is more grueling and involves mountains. Real mountains, like in the Rockies. None of this “big hill that we call a mountain” business. The first trail we did was L’ Envol, which took us about 1 hour. It had nice views and was definitely worth doing. We also did the Chutes-Aux-Rats hike. It took us 2 hours, and didn’t really have much to see along the way. Basically just some walking in the woods. There was a really nice waterfall at the end but, it was a bit disappointing (after walking for two hours in the heat) to find out that you could easily just drive there. I mean, I’m not one to advocate driving places but… it would have just been a short drive up the road. Maybe use your hiking energies for something else.