Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
At an altitude of 555 metres, Notre-Dame-des-Bois is one of the highest villages in Quebec. Established in 1877, it was given the name of Notre-Dame-des-Bois in honour of the Virgin Mary. At the base of Mount Megantic and Mount Saint-Joseph, this village is surrounded by a sea of mountains, from Marble Mountain to Saddle Hill and Mount D'Urban, including the White Mountains, which form the borders with New Hampshire and Maine. Discover these mountains as you come up close and personal with them on the breathtaking Sentiers frontaliers trails along the border. This is the municipality's slogan. The main entrance to the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, this ultimate outdoor destination—which doubles as a scientific attraction that is unique in Quebec in the heart of the first international dark sky reserve—has what it takes to attract both astronomy lovers and hikers. Take this opportunity to extend your stay in one of the numerous inns, tourist cottages, or campgrounds. Why not enjoy one of the region’s gourmet restaurants, featuring local products to delight your taste buds? Then, follow one of the most beautiful parts of Summit Drive and stop at the lookout to admire the breathtaking scenery.