Fall foliage in Quebec

Aug 25th, 2017, 01:49 AM
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Fall foliage in Quebec

Wanting to see fall foliage in Montreal and Quebec City late September/early October. Any suggestions on specific locations or routes?

Also, is it worth to drive down to Vermont or New Hemisphere to see more fall foliage? I know both countries are beautiful but just concerned if it's too much driving. I'm traveling from California and I've never been to Quebec, Vermont & NH. Thank you!
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Aug 25th, 2017, 12:34 PM
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Search for the Quebec government site that follows fall foliage. Yes, it tracks the colours, which can vary from place to place (and year to year.) To get the full spectrum you will have to get out of the urban areas, since (obviously) this is about woodef areas.
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Aug 27th, 2017, 08:40 AM
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Quebec, Nh & Vt all have fabulous foliage. Your timing is just about right, and they are predicting a great foliage year. Mountain areas are the most spectacular. You could drive north into the Laurentians from Montreal. As for driving to VT & NH - they are both extremely picturesque. However the drive from Montreal to Vt (about an hour) is thru flat open farmland - pretty but not great for foliage. Vt & Nh have a different look than rural Quebec, as the towns are older with more white clapboard houses and churches. Burlington Vt is one of the most picturesque small cities in the US, and the surrounding countryside is as good as it gets anywhere. However the Quebec countryside is also quite beautiful (lots of orchards and vineyards) and more mountainous as you head east from Montreal. Bromont and Magog are picturesque little towns surrounded by mountains.
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Aug 27th, 2017, 08:01 PM
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Your best bet is between the October 7th and 21, but by the 21st if the night are cold the leave are coming down fast, at the same time you could check out Cap Tourmente near the Mont St-Anne, there's usually between 15 and 40,000 snow geese at the same time there and it's a very nice fall outing for nature lovers along the St Lawrence shore.
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Aug 27th, 2017, 08:02 PM
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Note that the Laurentians are the oldest mountains in the world so very eroded and not very high, they extend from north of Montreal to North of Québec city but when people refers to the Laurentians, they usually refer to the zone north of MTL.
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