I am looking for advice and places to stay along my ride from Montreal to Lake Willoughby, VT. I want to stay off busy roads as much as possible, gravel roads are great too bike paths are ideal. I plan to fly into Montreal stay for 2-3 of days get my bike set up and enjoy the city and then ride along for 5 days, 40+/- miles a day till I get to Lake Willoughby in VT. My research indicated Le Route Verte would be the best route in Canada, but please advise! The border crossing at Stanstead or Beebe. I haven't heard much about the border crossing or the connection route in VT. If there are any preferred routes please share! Also is there a better direction to ride? I know in California on the coast it's better to ride south. So any tips would be really helpful. I have attached a photo of my route and circled my destination bottom right of the photo in VT.
The trip will be in mid-August. Thanks for your help. I'd love recommendations for camping, hot springs, or swimming holes, routes, food etc. I'm looking for a scenic relaxing route where I can eat yummy food along the way!
I am planning a 5 day trip Montreal to Lake to Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT