The Forêt marine – La Seigneurie trail offers hikers a new perspective on Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive; they can take it free of charge year-round. A unique window on the river and Isle-aux-Coudres, it rivals with Charlevoix’s nicest trails. Hugging the Rivière Boudreault which runs in certain locations through a deep canyon, the 4 km trail (8 km round trip) features steep slopes. Its diversity of environments and settings delight hikers of all ages: arched bridges, numerous belvederes, waterfall, picnic areas and breathtaking viewpoints.
The section of the trail (2.5 km round trip) between the Musée maritime de Charlevoix and the dam is relatively easy.
South Access (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive): Parking at the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, 305 de l’Église Street. The entrance to the trail is located next to the Papeterie Saint-Gilles.
North Access (Les Éboulements): Parking and entrance to the trail on chemin de la Seigneurie.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.