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Walk to the Westmount summit

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This is an endurance walk, as you will be literally walking up steep avenues in Westmount that will take you to Mount Royal's Westmount summit. Plan for 3 hours.
We started on Prospect Street below Dorchester Boulevard, looking over the falaise towards St. Henri admiring all the church steeples in the distance. Do a little walk around Stayner and Clandeboye Avenues and see the architecture on these streets.
Heading north on Greene Avenue we bumped into the old Westmount Post Office building (built 1914) on the north-west corner of Greene and De Maisonneuve Boulevard.
Turn west on De Maisonneuve and you will run straight into Westmount Park (it is 26 acres) at the corner of Melville Avenue, go north on Melville and you will pass right by the old Melville Presbyterian Church (built 1900) and now a Serbian Orthodox church.
When you get to Sherbrooke Street, turn right and two blocks over on Kensington Avenue is the Westmount Lawn Bowling Club (established 1902).
Walk up one block to Cote-Saint-Antoine Road and turn left going west until you get to King George Park (a.k.a. Murray Hill). This park is 14 acres, go up its slopes and you can get a good view of the St. Lawrence River in the distance.
Continue west along Cote-Saint-Antoine Road for about 6 blocks and stop at 561 Cote-Saint-Antoine Road (corner of Victoria Avenue) and take a look at the Hurtubise House, the oldest house in Westmount, built in 1739.
Then walk north on Victoria Avenue to The Boulevard and on the south-west corner is the old Westmount Fire Station (built 1912) and now converted into condominiums. Turn right on The Boulevard, head east, and make your way thru the streets that will take you to the summit (Edghill, Sunnyside, Bellvue, Summit Circle). Once on Summit Circle turn right heading east and you will arrive!
Behind the summit is a nature park/bird sancturary and also St. Joseph's Oratory. But, from the summit look-out, you will have spectacular views of Montreal, the St. Lawrence River, the South Shore and Eastern Townships.

Prospect Street

Clandeboyle Avenue

Dorchester Boulevard (Victorian row houses)

Greene Avenue (looking north, known for its upscale shops)

Old Westmount Post Office (1914)

Old Melville Church (1900)

Westmount Lawn Bowling Club (1902)

King George Park

Hurtubise House (1739)

Old Fire Station (1912)

Corner of Murray Hill and Westmount Avenues

Westmount Summit

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