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.
Treat yourself to a soft hike in one of the park’s oldest boreal forests. In an atmosphere typical of des Grands-Jardins, visit a regenerating area following the 1991 fire.
Centre de découvertes et de services Arthabaska (route 60, km 10)
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.