International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada

Each year, the Haut-Richelieu sky is invaded by nearly 125 hot air balloons during the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is undoubtedly the largest gathering of balloons in Canada and offers an elaborate show during nine days not just hot air balloons but live music performances and family activities. This event is a reference in the world of Balloon with over 1.5 million square feet of activity areas and 450 000 visitors gathered around this theme. It is also a must summer event for fans of large concerts. This is an appointment not to be missed, just 20 minutes from Montreal.

Tips

Bring your chairs and everything necessary to make the picnic with friends or family, it is worthwhile to live this experience in full air, so beautiful in the visual than in auditor .

You can check the schedule on the festival site.

 

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
 10th to 18th August 2019
Municipal Airport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), Canada
J3B 7B5

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Les Jardins Gamelin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Émilie-Gamelin Square is a public square in the Latin Quarter of Montreal, better known as Les Jardins Gamelin; located just opposite an exit of the Berri-UQUAM metro station. The park is one of the busiest in downtown even though its size is small. It is surrounded by Berri St, St-Hubert St, Ste-Catherine St and Boulevard De Maisonneuve. It has a grassy slope, ideal for relaxing; terraces; another part covered with red gravel where you can play petanque and you can also install a stage or play giant chess. The site was inaugurated on the occasion of the 350th anniversary celebrations in Montreal (May 17th , 1992). There is a monument to Émilie Gamelin (1.9 meters high), among the passers-by. There is also another monument 17 meters high by 32 meters wide, 3 towers supporting an inclined plane; from each tower flows a curtain of water which pours into a basin at the base of the towers. There is also a snack bar that offers a varied menu inspired by the diversity of cultures that live together in Montreal.

Tips

The park offers many events, this year they will take place between May, 19th and October, 15th, 2017.

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Every Saturday and Sunday, you can have lunch on the grass in a picnic box, thanks to the gardens snack bar.

You can also visit the Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Place Dupuis and all the shops and other institutions in the area.

Cumberland Bay State Park, Plattsburgh, New York, USA

Cumberland Bay State Park, on the west shore of Lake Champlain, is very popular with campers and day-users because of its large natural sand beach and picnic grounds with tables and grills. The park has 152 campsites, a playground and playing fields, showers, food, and a dumping station. Visitors enjoy romping on the playing fields, camping, picnicking, and lounging on the beach. The park is a runner’s paradise, especially in the fall. You can also camp with your pet if your site allows pets but you must have proof of current rabies vaccination – certificate inoculation or dated collar tag; you must household them only, caged or on a leash, not more than 6 feet. They aren’t permitted in picnic or bathing areas; there is a two-pet maximum. To visit: Macomb Reservation State Park, John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Point Au Roche State Park, and Crown Point State Historic Site are all nearby.

Tips

The park opens from early May to Columbus Day.
If you love camping on parks, for $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of New York parks.
You can do lots of activities like swimming, picknicking, biking, boating, canoeing, fishing, water skiing, voleyball, basketball, etc.

152 Cumberland Head Road Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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