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One Tank Trip for Quebec Camping
This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory.
Quebec is a fantastic foreign getaway spot that’s just a quick bounce across the American border; drive across the northern border of New York State and find yourself in another world. This territory is filled with French history and culture, and you’ll find no shortage of interesting museums and fascinating architecture to keep you entertained.
Starting things off on this one tank trip in Quebec City, you’ve got your choice of world-class museums, filled with art and sculpture ranging from classic to modern. This is one of the most romantic cities in the world, with a definite European flavor that is reminiscent of Paris or Prague. Take a river cruise down the St. Lawrence Seaway, or sample some exquisite cuisine at any of the five-star restaurants here in Quebec City.
Heading north on Route 138, you’ll drive along 13 miles of Quebec’s scenic route until you come to your next stop, L’Ange-Gardien. This predominantly French-speaking community is a winter wonderland during the latter part of the year, resembling many towns in the French Alps. The rest of the time, it’s home to some of the most picture-postcard scenery you’ll find anywhere and an excellent spot for Quebec camping. The Du Lievre River runs through the city, providing opportunities for fishing and kayaking, and local wineries provide excellent vintages to please even the most discriminating palates.
From here, it’s onward to Ste-Anne-De-Beaupre, which awaits you 10 miles further north on Route 138. The sanctuary here is the site of the oldest pilgrimage in all of North America, and is a magnificent place to tour through, regardless of religious affiliation. The Gothic architecture is positively eye-popping, and is surrounded by some of the greenest, most lush terrain to be found in Quebec.
Continuing north on Route 138 for another 3 miles brings you to Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, one of Quebec’s fantastic skiing villages. Many world-champion skiers come to this area to practice, but don’t worry – there are courses ranging from the bunny runs to serious downhill slopes. In spring and summer, rent a bicycle and pedal through this charming French countryside village. Take a picnic lunch and savor some fine locally-produced wine and cheese in a soft green meadow, or just enjoy the embrace of Mother Nature and Quebec camping and revel in the absolute tranquility this town provides.
When you come to Quebec, it’s easy to imagine you’re half a world away rather than just across the U.S. border. Make the crossing and come to an exotic foreign land just a one tank trip from home.
Planning a Quebec camping trip? Don’t miss this other great route on one tank of fuel:
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