I am going on a trip in a few weeks with a friend from Montreal. Any suggestions for where we should go? I am open to Class 2 whitewater, big lakes or tidal rivers with lots of wind, and tiny rivers running through wetlands. Multi-day backcountry camping is mandatory, not camping near roads. Let's say within a five-hour drive of Montreal, preferably a bit less.
I have been to the Adirondacks and Algonquin and La Verendrye and would go back to either. I have often heard of the Gaspe Peninsula but know nothing about it (and I doubt it's within driving range). My friend has heard of La Mauricie but knows nothing about it. Any info? Other possibilities?
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Posted by: g2d on Jul-26-12 9:18 PM (EST)
There you will find descriptions of trips in those areas.
Papineau La Belle is closer|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-26-12 11:38 PM (EST)
Posted by: Waterbird on Aug-12-12 3:06 PM (EST)
I've been there and enjoyed it. It was a reasonable drive from Montreal. I don't remember many details, except BEARS. There was a bear already occupying my assigned campsite as I approaced it from the water.
Posted by: Waterbird on Aug-12-12 3:10 PM (EST)
There are a zillion good places within 5 hours of Montreal, in any direction. Not to mention the pond in LaFontaine park.