Tourisme Charlevoix

De la Tour Trail – Parc national des Grands-Jardins

About

In the early 20th century, this area was already known for its incredible fishing opportunities. Visitors were struck by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude. They thus named it the Grands-Jardins-the Great Gardens. Today, Parc national des Grands-Jardins is still visited by anglers and also by hikers, campers, and vacationers. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.

Pathway

This trail offers a short walk towards a pretty observation point along the Arthabaska lake. A shelter is installed which evokes the presence of fire towers that used to line the old territory.

Departure point

Arthabaska campground (route 60, km 9)

It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.

Technical informations

  • Distance 1.4 km
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Level Easy
  • Access

    • Hiking
  • Specifications

    • Picnic area
    • Bathroom
    • Camping
    • Parking
    • Welcome pavilion
  • Nearby cities

    • Saint-Urbain 17km
    • Baie-Saint-Paul 31,8km

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Contact informations

Le parc national des Grands-Jardins
Route 381, at km 21
Saint-Urbain (QC) G0A 4K0

1 800 665-6527

  418 439-1227
  parc.grands-jardins@sepaq.com

Visit the official site of Parc national des Grands-Jardins

Schedule

Hiking

  • May 27 to October 10, 2016

Payment

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • MasterCard

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