New England Scenic Byway: Old Canada Road 201

The Old Canada Road (U.S Route 201) is a scenic byway connecting Quebec with Skowhegan, Maine. It follows the Kennebec river and the old trading routes of the Abenaki native tribe, who were original to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. After European colonists arrived, many tribe members fled to the Quebec region, while few remained in Maine. To this day, the old road is still an important trade route between Canada and the US. In the fall, it offers travelers miles of enchantment and many scenic stops along the way.

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Montmorency Falls and Île d’Orléans

Only a few minutes’ drive from Quebec City, we stopped to admire Montmorency Falls. Across the St. Lawrence River we found an idyllic autumnal paradise on Île d’Orléans, offering a cozy yet posh countryside setting.

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Catching up with Family

One wonderful thing about our RV trip is being able to reconnect with family and friends who are otherwise too far out of reach. I don’t have any family in the US, so I was excited to see my first cousin in Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Canada, after 20 years.

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Niagara Falls – The Eighth Wonder of the World

Dating back around 12,000 years, Niagara Falls are the second largest in the world after Victoria Falls in South Africa. The Iroquois named the falls “Onguiaahra,” meaning “The Strait.” Channeling waters from four major lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie), the expansive Niagara Falls features three main sections, each with its particular charm: The Canadian Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.

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