Baie-des-Rochers (Secteur de Saint-Siméon)
This location was baptised Baie-des-Rochers by Samuel de Champlain to highlight its many boulders and rocky craggs – often sheer as well – that line the bay. Today a cross still commemorates the one planted by Champlain himself, on the occasion of his passage here in 1626.
Baie-des-Rochers Municipal Park is a paradise for hikers who follow its discovery trails along the bay, particularly at low tide.
Canoe and kayak enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Baie-des-Rochers Pier offers access to the largest wilderness bay out on the St. Lawrence River’s middle estuary. The Charlevoix’s Route bleue (water route) has duly marked this river access point for kayakers. Here it is not unusual to see grey and/or Atlantic seals lolling on the rocks, in the middle of the bay.
Another must-see observation site on the Charlevoix’s maritime landscape is without a doubt Cap du Nid aux corbeaux.