The L'Érable region is a surprising territory located in Centre-du-Québec. On the program: an immersion in nature at the Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées, a visit to a larger-than-life wind farm, family biking on the Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs, the art foundry in all its splendor, two splendid lakes and mouth-watering gustatory discoveries!

Nature in its purest form!

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The Forêt ancienne sector of the Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées is the perfect playground for the whole family. And when we say “the whole family”, that obviously includes your dog! You'll be charmed by its 12 km of trails and its wide range of activities: hiking (gentle slope), trout fishing, biking, hebertism and geocaching. What's more, this regional park offers a wide range of on-site facilities: a dog park in the middle of the forest, 4 rustic campsites, 1 shelter for overnight stays or daytime breaks, 2 sites for small RVs and 4 ecological toilets at the trailheads.

A touch of bronze!

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Discover the uniqueness of the art foundry in the bronze national capital, Inverness. Did you know that this municipality is the only one in Quebec to boast two private, professional art foundries? As soon as you arrive in Inverness, head for the Musée du Bronze - art foundry interpretation center, with its virtual reality experience, touch-and-feel exhibits and activities such as a free modeling workshop. Then explore the Galerie à ciel ouvert with its BaladoDécouverte Art et Patrimoine, featuring over 30 bronze sculptures and 10 heritage points of interest in a bucolic setting. (Website available in French only)

Get the scenery!

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The L'Érable region is perfect for a change of scenery, with visits to an impressive wind farm featuring larger-than-life energy, lakes and rivers to tease the fish, historic roads with many stories to tell, bearing witness to the rich cultural heritage bequeathed by Scottish, Irish and English ancestors and, last but not least, bike and motorcycle tours filled with magnificent scenery and dotted with friendly stops. (Website available in French only)

Join in on the festivities!

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All summer long, enjoy festivals and events you won't soon forget. In L'Érable region, people are known for their festive spirit and wide-open arms. Discover gourmet feasts, music shows, cultural experiences and sporting events. If you're in the mood to get out and about, you'll find plenty to choose from in the region’s summer program. And who knows, you might just want to go back more than once! (Website available in French only)

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