Hey, yeah,autumn is already on our doorstep! We have gone from majestic green forests to autumn and flamboyant colors: yellow, red and orange in the spotlight. It's colder, we start putting on heating again, the small candles are in place. Time for hibernation!
For the more adventurous, Outgo brings you to 5 of the most beautiful places to visit where the scenery is breathtaking and where several fall activities are offered to enjoy this fantastic season.
Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, 50 kilometres northeast of downtown Quebec City. Its territory offers a landscape contrasted by the encounter of the river, a large coastal marsh, an agricultural plain and mountains, and it includes a multitude of habitats that contain a great diversity of animal and plant species.
In the fall, migratory birds concentrate in the narrow corridor formed by the river and the cape escarpment and invade the habitat mosaic of the reserve. The beauty of nature and the possibility of practicing many outdoor activities in Cap-Tourmente, make this national reserve a wonderful place to spend the day.
Whether you're interested in fall hiking, wildlife watching, photography or one of the various awareness programs that are offered seasonally, you can be sure you'll find something for every family member.
Mont Tremblant and its fire trails
Located north of this beautiful city, the vast Mont-Tremblant National Park is home to forest hiking trails and more than six large rivers and 400 lakes and streams for canoeing.
Enjoy a wide range of seasonal activities : five championship golf courses, mountain biking, water sports, hiking, cycling, tennis, whitewater descents, and climbing, to name but a few!
Don't forget to go for a trip to Via Ferrata del Diable, an essential intermediate activity between hiking and climbing, allows you to discover themountains of this park in a different way.
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Flambée of colours at Mont Sutton
Tie your boots and come and discover Mount Sutton! Located just over an hour from Montreal, the natural environment park is dedicated to protecting the nature of the region by providing well-managed public access, accompanied by an environmental education program that promotes its understanding, respect and conservation.
The 52-kilometre trail network now accommodates more than 40,000 hikers a year, between its four peaks, lakes and streams. You will be at the forefront of the show of colors, clear streams, breathtaking viewpoints and ever-changing wilderness. In the village, discover the pleasure of two walking tours where art and heritage are in the spotlight.
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Autumn colours at the cliffs of Forillon
Forillon National Park in the Gaspé region offers a host of experiences between tranquil sea, rocky cliffs and colorful forest. Walk peacefully on a pebble beach, enter history by pushing the door of the pretty yellow house overlooking the sea, stretch out your ear, hear the song of seabirds and perhaps even the breath of whales.
The observation tower, located at 283 metres above sea level, offers a 360-degree view of the cliffs, the gulf and the bay. Going for a 30-minute hike?
Unless you'd rather embark on a four-hour walk? Certainly, Forillon the 245 square km of trail will please everyone!
Expect to be imbued with the beauty and wealth of Quebec's protected territory.
The flamboyant Coaticook Gorge Park
The Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, a must-see in the region, offers you a magical experience during the summer. Located about 30 minutes from Sherbrooke in the Eastern Townships, the park represents one of the major tourist attractions of the Eastern Townships.
The 20 km of hiking trails, including crossing the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America and 182 four-star certified forest camping sites , remain popular activities and make it an exceptional outdoor centre.
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