Enjoying the Mountains in Vermont
With summer comes road trip season. Vermont’s mountains are ready to welcome travelers once again. The nearest American mountain is Big J Peak, within two hours from Montreal. If the route is supposed to be difficult, the view at the top is well worth the effort. According to the AllTrails site, the trail takes about four hours. Its trajectory is 8.5 km in total including round trip. Other trails on the site, however, are shorter and easier, such as the long trail to the main mountain Jay Peak.
If you want a bigger challenge, Mount Mansfield offers a very demanding course with an elevation of 1339 meters. This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the United States of America and you must plan an entire day to do it. But you will be rewarded with a truly breathtaking view. This mountain near Burlington is a little over two hours from Montreal.
If you love mountain biking, the Saxon Hill Bike Trail is for you. It is located two hours from Montreal and minutes from Burlington. The site offers a great choice of trails for both beginners and experienced cyclists to follow by bike.
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Boating on Lake Champlain — New York
You can’t write a list of summer activities without including boat trips. Lake Champlain straddles the Canadian border and is divided by the states of Vermont and New York. It fills up with boats during the summer. Plattsburgh Boat Basin offers boat tours (about two hours) on their 38-foot sailboats. This is an opportunity to enjoy the freshness of the water and the beautiful views of Lake Champlain.
Boats can accommodate six people at a time. However, this activity is the most expensive on the list. Prices vary depending on the number of people, but range from $300 for two to $450 (US) for six.