Exploration meets relaxation in the L’Érable region

Destinations to explore, July 3, 2023 2023-07-03
William Lake © Karolina Krupa x Go-Van

Located in Centre-du-Québec, the L’Érable region is an excellent destination to explore the great outdoors, cultural treasures and new discoveries! Here are a few ways to discover the best the region has to offer.

Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées
Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées. Photo credit: Kim Roberge

Breathe in the fresh air at Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

A nature destination par excellence, Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées offers hiking, obstacle courses and even trout fishing. With 10 km of gentle, smooth trails along the magnificent Rivière Noire, the Forêt ancienne sector is ideal for spending quality time with your family. Looking for the perfect spot for bird-watching? The Grande tourbière de Villeroy sector has 3 km of trails, including a boardwalk directly on a bog. For a truly rustic experience, spend the night surrounded by nature at one of the park’s camp sites!

Discover Inverness, the art foundry capital of Quebec

Are you fascinated by the meticulous work of art foundries? Then a stop in Inverness is a must! As the province’s national art foundry capital, Inverness has played a key role in promoting Quebec’s art bronze industry, partly due to the large concentrations of this noble metal found in the area. Start off your visit at the Musée du Bronze d’Inverness – Centre d’interprétation de la fonderie d’art , where you can learn all about the art foundry and even handle the artwork. Continue your tour at the Inverness open-air gallery, a unique natural site in Quebec, and admire more than 30 bronze sculptures and 10 heritage points of interest.

Musée du Bronze d’Inverness
Musée du Bronze d’Inverness. Photo credit: Nadeau Photo Solution

Enjoy the scenery

Whether it’s by bike, motorcycle or car, you can take in the region’s beauty and explore a range of colourful landscapes from plains to mountains. Renewable energy enthusiasts can follow the wind turbine circuit and get a closer look at these impressive machines. Next, history buffs can travel back to the 19th century on the Craig and Gosford Trail Discovery Tour. Finally, foodies can taste local flavours along the gourmet circuit. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable getaway in the L’Érable region!

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