Ruth: The towns and countryside of the Eastern Townships are so pretty. Today we left the flat riding behind as we cycled up into Mont Orford National Park. We have been following the Route Verte # 1 right from Montreal. Today it swung us up through the park from Eastman taking us on a much longer and scenic route to Magog.  From Magog we decided to take a short cut on a more direct road without checking the topo map first. Eeek! The road was almost straight – straight up that is. I  really wish I left some of my heavier items at home. 

We are loving the amenities along the cycle path, some of which were built by the local municipalities and others that were just provided by locals.

This little fella was crossing the path as we were making our own slow way. 

Tonight’s dinner was French toast that we made in our Bed and Breakfast. Gord purchased some excellent late season maple syrup that was so good we almost finished the bottle. 

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