A quick detour on the ferry (C$10 one-way; traverseoka.qc.ca) across Lac des Deux-Montagnes brings you to this small town with old houses now used for art galleries, boutiques, and Christmas shops. In winter there's an "ice bridge": basically a plowed path across a well-frozen lake. Taking a walk across the bridge is a singular experience. If you happen to visit on a Saturday from May to October, make a stop at the popular Finnegan's Market (www.finnegansmarket.com). Open from 9 to 4, the flea market sells antiques, jewelry, crafts, and preserves, among other goods.
Hudson, Québec, J0P 1H0, Canada