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RV – Hitting the road in the fall

We are the Doyle-Désy, a family who decided to leave everything to live on the road. Since June 2016, we have been living and discovering the world aboard our house on wheels.

Fall is a favorite time to travel. It’s the end of the holidays, the crowds have thinned, and the weather is still pleasant. For the last two years, we were on the road during this period and we made some wonderful discoveries.

Here are some places we highly recommend for a fall road-trip:

Bruce Peninsula

Georgian Bay, have you ever heard of it? It is where the Bruce Peninsula national park is located. The diversity and beauty of this region are exceptional, with cliffs, forests and lakes.

The most impressive remains the site of “La Grotto”, a cave surrounded by limpid and turquoise water. A refreshing place, enchanting to admire, but you must be brave to handle the icey freshness of the water!

Pinery Park

A beautiful discovery in the southern part of Lake Huron: Pinery provincial park is where you’ll feel like you’re on a Caribbean island. Turquoise water, sand dunes, a long beach of several kilometers and waves!

It is easy to get around by bike and explore the different beaches. It is also possible to rent boats to navigate the Old Ausable Channel and go hiking in the forest.


So far, the third largest city in the United States remains our first choice in the “large metropolitan cities” category.

We were seduced by the well-fitted shores of Lake Michigan, accessible and inhabited by several marinas.

Dozens of kilometers of hiking and cycling routes make traveling easy and enjoyable.

The architecture is impressive, the downtown is friendly and there is a playground for children so fantastic that our own children have been talking about it regularly for two years now.

It is impossible to name the many tourist attractions, but everyone will surely find something to their taste.

North West Florida

This less known area of Florida is worth the detour. Our favorite: Santa Rosa Island, a sandbank of about sixty kilometers, the majority of which is a protected territory. Fine and white sand that makes the eyes squint; the ocean at 78 degrees during the month of October and beautiful sunsets.

In this area, Fort Pickens is interesting to explore as well as the friendly city of Pensacola.

Stay or leave?

The choice is difficult to make. Stay in Quebec, dress in warm clothes and enjoy the colorful autumn scenery, forest walks and seasonal fruit and vegetable harvest? Or try to stretch the summer, hit the road for new discoveries and be able to keep wearing sandals for a few more weeks?

The Doyle-Désy,
nomadic ambassadors for Leclerc

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