In the Centre-du-Québec Region, the Outdoor Activities Are Out-of-the-ordinary!
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By Quebecgetaways, February 2, 2017

In the Centre-du-Québec Region, the Outdoor Activities Are Out-of-the-ordinary!

Keyword(s): Tourisme Centre-du-Québec, Nature & Outdoors, Park, Centre-du-Québec
Fatibiking, photo: Parc de la rivière Gentilly
Fatibiking, photo: Parc de la rivière Gentilly
Have you heard of hok skiing? Or fatbiking? Discover surprising, original activities in Centre-du-Québec! Think outside the box and go skating on miles of frozen trails at the heart of a maple grove, try cycling in the evening on a snow-covered path or take a walk to the boardwalk to watch the most beautiful sunsets on the St. Lawrence River.

Sliding step snowshoes are a must-try!

At Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly you can take part in a guided fatbiking trek in the evening. Everything you need will be on location – you just have to know how to ride a bike! As hok skiing is becoming more and more popular, Parc de la rivière Gentilly is rolling out a new piece of equipment for rent: sliding step snowshoes! Manufactured by Faber, these kinds of snowshoes give you more control when sliding and are fun to use. When you stay in a chalet, you can get a free rental of equipment (fatbikes, hok skis, sliding step snowshoes) per stay, for the whole family.

Enjoy an enchanting skate through the forest

Skating at Érable Rouge
Skating at Érable Rouge

Érable Rouge is a sugar shack in the town of Saint-Valère where you can skate in the forest on looping 5-km (3-mi.) paths. Sample maple taffy on snow, have a comforting hot chocolate and take a break around the fire. And here’s a pro tip: bring a headlamp for the evening! There are hiking trails to explore, snowshoe paths to conquer and farm animals sure to delight your little ones.

A huge winterscape

Did you know the Parc écologique de l'Anse du Port is a magnificent place for a snowshoeing trek and that it’s one of the best spots to watch the sunset? Located in Nicolet on the shore of the St. Lawrence, this park also has a stunning view of Saint-Pierre Lake. A half-mile boardwalk stretches across a silvery maple grove and a marsh and leads to a lookout 40 feet above the ground! The park is open all year and free to enter.

 

 
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