You’ve seen them in the biggest metropolis of the world: Montjuic Mountain overlooking Barcelona, Montmartre overlooking Paris, Twin Peaks overlooking San Francisco, The Peak overlooking Hong Kong, and of course Empire State Building, as well as any New York rooftop and/or waterfront, overlooking the iconic NYC skyline. Mount Royal however, overlooking Montreal, adds exquisite fall foliage to the already smashing panorama.
Often known as the blue and green city, Montreal has so much more to offer besides the old city. An island boasting a generous waterfront in the Old Port, what might impress you most about this city are its breathtaking fall colors, seen throughout its 17 parks. Going up Mount Royal, Montreal’s largest park, stunning views of the city await; designed by the same person who created New York City’s Central Park, every color in the palette can be seen in its fall foliage.
Standing on the Kondiaronk Belvedere observation terrace, the bright orange and yellow hues of the trees, perfectly complement the city views. Sure, Montreal is freezing half the time; but fall is the perfect season to witness splendid fall colors!
Part of the Mount Royal experience is to engage in some outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking and even cross-country skiing. If not fully prepared for hiking or biking, you can still descend the hill on stairs that ultimately take you to Beaver Lake. It’s one of the most pleasant things you could do, while taking in the invigorating sights. Once you reached the lake, you have another chance at photographing some surreal landscape.
The red maple trees stand out from afar; they are so beautiful and as traditional as they can be in Canada. If you are lucky, you might also spot similar popping foliage colors in Turks & Caicos.
If in need for a snack, you can stop at the Le Pavillon restaurant. This restaurant comes with stunning views overlooking the lake, with an elegant decor and with a multitude of choices. It operates as a cafeteria, as well as a classier bistro, for those with bigger pockets. Important events, such as weddings, can also take place in the establishment. The bistro’s veranda is the perfect spot for an up-close shot of the unbelievable red maple trees.
So take advantage of the breathtaking fall colors and plan a trip to Montreal!
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