In the last week I’ve skated in three of the very best places it’s possible to imagine – along the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan, around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal, and along the St Lawrence River in Québec.

The Manhattan and Montréal routes are super easy – long, flat paths with good quality tarmac but with the possibility (especially in Montréal) to skate at real speed. The Québec route, especially the part marked in red, is longer and harder, but probably more rewarding, with excellent views of the city and a long straight path on the Lévis side of the river. You can also take a beer in the excellent Corsaire Microbrasserie (marked on the map) at the end of the route.

Here are the Google Maps of all 3 locations for your convenience. If you are ever in one of these cities and you have your inline skates then you won’t regret skating either route.

Hudson Path, Manhattan

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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal

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St Lawrence River, Québec

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