Outdoor

Nature at it’s best!

65 km

9 stops

2 days

Come and visit the charming countryside of Coaticook’s valley. Take back your inner child and marvel at the wonderful nightlight show’s and feel the nature at it’s best! Let yourself be surprised!

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A well-kept secret

Mont Pinacle

Pinacle is a perfect hiking destination for all family members. With a gorgeous breathtaking view overlooking Lyster Lake, it’s a guaranteed love at first sight. Perfect for hikers and climbers.
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Just a dip away

Kayak rental at Mont Pinacle, lake Lyster

It’s hard to observe such a view without having the urge take a dip in the lake. No worries grab a paddle and jump into a kayak or a pedal boat and enjoy the moment. The view is just as beautiful from below!
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Calling all food lovers!
"T" marks the spots where you'll find some of the most delicious local flavours.
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Scream for ice cream

Laiterie de Coaticook

Scoop or soft serve? Either way, enjoying a cone at this iconic spot is a must-do. Made from only milk, cream and the very best ingredients, Coaticook ice cream is still made from the original recipe that made its reputation decades ago. In summer, it’s open until 11 p.m.
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Experience magic after dark

Foresta Lumina

For an enchanted ending to a beautiful day, see Foresta Lumina. You’ll enter an imaginary universe of light and sound where anything is possible. Characters inspired by Quebecois folklore inhabit this forest over 3 km, providing a magical and unforgettable experience.
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Stay the night

Coaticook River Valley

The B&Bs and cottages you’ll find are definitely charming and welcoming. If you prefer to camp, facilities are available nearby. Book your getaway!
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Climb Mont Hereford

Mont Hereford / Neil-Tillotson hiking trail

At an elevation of 864 metres, Hereford offers stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Just follow the well-marked hiking trail over a distance of about 5 km. There are also lots of activities to take part in, from stargazing to birdwatching.
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Calling all food lovers!
"T" marks the spots where you'll find some of the most delicious local flavours.
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Stop for lunch

Ferme piscicole des Bobines

There’s nothing like an invigorating hike to build up an appetite, so be sure to stop at Ferme piscicole des Bobines Fish Farm, Creator de saveurs (flavour creators) for some tasty products sold at their boutique. Pâtés, trout pastry and spread, smoked trout... This business is the largest rainbow trout breeding site in Quebec and has won numerous awards for its products.
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Take a poetic stroll

Sentier poétique de Saint-Venant-de-Paquette

Walk this wooded trail and enjoy the poetic beauty of both the scenery and the words on display, plus stunning sculptures by Roger Nadeau. Eleven areas are dedicated to as many Quebecois poets, who you’ll discover (or rediscover) through biographies and snippets of their works.
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Calling all food lovers!
"T" marks the spots where you'll find some of the most delicious local flavours.
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Grab a table at Maison de l’arbre

Café-Délices du terroir

Feeling peckish or want to enjoy live entertainment? This Saint-Venant-de-Paquette restaurant is ideal for both—especially if you’re in the mood for local products including cheese, organic bread, charcuterie, smoked trout and veggies. There is also a museum to visit as well as gardens best enjoyed at dusk. Both are included with a dinner-show admission.
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