Getting There

Driving to Ottawa can be a pretty scenic adventure.

You can either take the 401, the 417 or the 50.  If you take the 401, you have to get off the highway and go north once you’re past Cornwall.

If you stick to the 417, it’s probably the most direct route from Montreal, but one that I have done all to often.

Taking the 50 means you have to go up to Mirabel, which is obviously somewhat out of the way if you are starting off in Montreal, but the highway gives you a somewhat elevated view of the Ottawa river and surrounding area.  It’s not a highway that I like taking much, simply because it constantly narrows and widens for overtaking traffic.  It gets a bit dicey at times.

This last time that we went to Ottawa, we took the 401 because we wanted to drive along the Long Sault Parkway, which you join just outside of Cornwall by turning off of the 401 and onto the 35 (south).

Luckily for us, the colors were still pretty vibrant when we drove down the 401 and I was able to capture a few photos with my mobile phone, including the one above.

I always make sure that I have my mobile phone out while in the car, because there are so many photo opportunities while on your way to a destination.  And honestly, who can resist taking photos of the vibrant, fall colors?

Photo taken with LG G5

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