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.
A true immersion into the heart of the Arthabaska sector peaks! On this hike, appreciate the contrasts caused by forest fires. Cross zones of boreal vegetation and taïga. Peace and quiet is guaranteed.
It is possible to combine this trail with La Pinède and Le Boréal to complete a loop (9.8 km).
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.