Pointe-du-mou­lin abuzz with sum­mer ac­ti­vi­ties

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The Pointe-du-Mou­lin His­to­ri­cal Park in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Per­rot is of­fe­ring a host of sum­mer­time ac­ti­vi­ties for the en­tire fa­mi­ly. And in ad­di­tion to re­gu­lar ac­ti­vi­ties that in­clude gui­ded tours through the site’s his­to­ric wind­mill and miller’s house, ex­plo­ring the in­ter­pre­ta­tion centre, ar­che­ry, or trips in a ra­bas­ka ca­noe where sto­ries and le­gends from the area are in­clu­ded, vi­si­tors can al­so at­tend a few spe­cial sum­mer­time events.

On Ju­ly 14, Pointe-du-Mou­lin will trans­port people to ano­ther era with hor­se­drawn car­riage rides, cos­tu­med cha­rac­ters, old fa­shio­ned bread and ban­nock ba­ked by the miller’s wife, a vin­tage and an­tique car ex­po­si­tion, hot dog sales and more.

The day will al­so fea­ture free kayak and ca­noe ren­tals. In case of rain, the event will be held the fol­lo­wing day. All ac­ti­vi­ties will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cam­ping un­der stars

Ano­ther won­der­ful op­por­tu­ni­ty held each sum­mer on the lush wa­ter­front pro­per­ty is the chance to camp un­der the stars, ta­king place this year on Aug. 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the fol­lo­wing day. For a $30 camp­site fee, cam­pers will hear sto­ries and le­gends as told by ani­ma­tors around a giant camp­fire. La­ter star­ga­zer and pro­fes­sio­nal te­les­cope ma­ker Nor­mand Fullum will lead a star­ga­zing work­shop, while the eve­ning will al­so in­clude a late-night cand­les­tick walk. Break­fast the next day will be in­clu­ded. There is a six­per­son, two-tent maxi­mum per site.

Parc his­to­rique de la Pointe-du-Mou­lin is lo­ca­ted at 2500, bou­le­vard Don-Qui­chotte in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Per­rot. For re­ser­va­tions or in­for­ma­tion, call 514 453-5936, or email in­fo@poin­te­du­mou­lin.com.

PHO­TO KRIS­TI­NA EDSON

Saint-La­zare’s new mayor, Ro­bert Gri­mau­do, was of­fi­cial­ly sworn in last month.

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