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In the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, you can discover different trails to deepen your thirst for curiosity. We also have several hiking trails that meet Rando Québec standards, under the theme “Get off the beaten track”.
Option 1 : Bouchette/Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau
For the Love of Heritage
The Bouchette Heritage Circuit is a true homage to the past. At the entrance to the municipality, you can admire the sculpture by Donald Doiron symbolizing the Chasse-Galerie, the Saint-Gabriel Church, the Little School house, the Parc des Bâtisseurs and the Parc des Pionniers. Without forgetting to stop near the bridge to enjoy the Gatineau River.
Apple Growing, an Exquisite Art!
One cannot spend a summer day in Bouchette without visiting the Verger et Cidrerie Merleau, where there is a love affair between Michel Merleau, Julien Merleau (whom you will certainly meet) and their apple trees. In season, take advantage of picking several varieties of apples. Learn more about this delicious fruit, but above all, don’t leave without a bottle of cider, must or juice.
A Delicious Meal on the shores of 31 Milles
Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who will stay at Majopial Village? Whether it is or not, enjoy an extraordinary menu concocted by Chef Marc Gervais and his team at Restaurant l’Huile d’Olive, with a breathtaking view of 31 Milles Lake. This is one of the best restaurants in the Outaouais. Don’t miss your chance to visit the magnificent and unique wine cellar.
Get Off the Beaten Track
The Outaouais Center of Excellence in Recreational Tourism (PERO) offers 6 trails in the vicinity of Village Majopial. On their website, you will find a wealth of information regarding the levels of risk, technicality and physical effort that are suitable for the hike you want to do. You are now ready to go on an adventure in the Bouchette forest!
Option 2 : Maniwaki/Déléage
A Rich History
On foot, by bike or by car, discover the heritage circuit of Maniwaki, in order to learn more about the history of the City. 26 interpretation panels are spread over 17 sites to visit, the first being the Pythonga tugboat, a true symbol of the log drive era.
Lunch on the Banks of the Gatineau River
Precisely located on one of the sites of the heritage circuit, Château Logue and its Bistro du Château are places to visit when you set foot in Maniwaki. Weather permitting, dinner on the terrace is a must, with a view of the beautiful Gatineau River.
A Hike and a Swimming Stop
From Maniwaki, drive just a few kilometers and venture into one of the Pont de Pierre trails in Déléage. 4 choices are offered on the website of the Pôle d’excellence en récréotourisme de l’Outaouais (PERO) from Chemin de la Baie Noire. A must stop at one of the most popular natural attractions in the Outaouais: the Stone Bridge. You will be charmed by the natural water basin dug out of the rocks and where it is quite possible to swim.
Meet in a Field of Berries
To end a typical Val-Gatinoise day, what could be better than going back to the basics, the small pleasures, with a stop at the Fraisière de Déléage. It’s the perfect place to pick your own or simply pick up a basket of fresh local strawberries. Do not miss it, during the too short season!