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Reversing Falls, Glooscap, American Privateers, and Irish Immigrants

The Reversing Falls in St. John are not actually falls… but rather rapids. They reverse flow twice daily because of…

From Beaubassin to Becancour and the Moulin de Saint-Grégoire

As seen in the previous post, the Wheaton Covered Bridge in Sackville N.B. sits in the Tantramar Marshes on what…

A bridge in the middle of the saltwater marshes

You have to suspend believe to get to the Wheaton Covered Bridge. It’s off the beaten path in the Northern…

This Covered Bridge has its own Google Doodle!

In Hartland, a small town in New Brunswick with a population of less than 950-people, there is a covered bridge…

The roads in New Brunswick look like a trash can

For Easter we did an impromptu road trip to Nova Scotia; this was in lieu of an earlier planned Christmas…

This is New Brunswick!

New Brunswick is an easy weekend road trip from Montréal. For this particular journey, our destination was Nova Scotia, but…

Back to Québec via Stanstead

Heading back into Québec was… unexpectedly odd. We expected the “full meal deal” of several border lanes, Nexus lanes, duty…

Exploring food while on the road in Vermont

It’s hard to travel when you have severe and conflicting food allergies (e.g. corn and wheat are usually a substitute…

A Vermont cabane à sucre: Morse Farm

We drove through the muddy backcountry of Vermont to find Morse Farm. The museum is self-serve, so wandering is perfectly…

The Old Round Church

In this secluded, quiet pocket of Vermont there is a large, red, arched bridge that sees traffic from mostly pickup…

The Granite Street Fracas

Vermont is a major player in the world’s granite market. Just outside the town of Barre is the rather famous…

The U.S.’s Smallest Capital: Montpelier

Montpelier is by far one of the smallest and least populous capital cities in the United States. It’s official population…

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