Montreal & Lake Placid Snaps

August 17, 2015

Mirror Lake

My family and I recently returned from a nice vacation to Montreal and Lake Placid. The latter is part of the Adirondacks state park in northern New York, and is beautiful for hiking, skiing, and boating, and was the location for both the 1932 and 1980 Olympics. I highly recommend Montreal, it's such a unique place because of the mix of French and Canadian cultures.

The first day we arrived in Montreal and set out to see the exterior of Notre Dame. We stopped for drinks and appetizers at Gaspar (don't worry - the drinking age is 18) and later made our way over to Schwartz's for dinner. It's a tiny deli that has amazing smoked meat (or corned beef) sandwiches.

Notre Dame

The next morning we ate at Fairmount Bagels, the #1 bagel place in Montreal. After wandering around we stumbled upon Cafe Code Black and stopped for fresh squeezed lemonade and banana bread. That night we dressed up to go to Moishes for dinner and had some mouth watering twice-baked potatoes and onion strings.

Fairmount Bagels

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On the third day we actually went inside Notre Dame, checked out the Canadiens Hall of Fame, and I rocked (not really) a double denim look because it was cold. That night was off to Old Montreal for dinner at Modavie and drinks at The 3 Brewers.

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Our final day in the city was spent hiking up Mount Royal to see some beautiful views.

The next few days in Lake Placid we hiked up Cobble Hill, took out paddle boats and kayaks, went rail biking, and stopped at Donelley's for ice cream. We also checked out Smoke Signals for dinner and had some bomb BBQ.


Have you visited either of these places?


  1. Great post,loved it!
    xoxo Antonella

  2. Haven't visited either of those places but they look really beautiful! Also I can't believe I only realised now that Lake Placid is a real place, and not just the name of a really terrible movie!

  3. Nice photos, it looks you had a beautiful time :)

  4. Cool to see my city Montreal through your photos :)

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  5. Wow amazing pictures look like you had a good time !!!

    your blog is just AMAZING!!! i love it !! I shall continue reading :)


    Have a great day :)

  6. You take such lovely photographs! They are all so nice :) Also just to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Award :) All of the information about it is in my most recent post, I hope you take part.




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