Témiscouata is a region that is always enchanting and that impresses with landscapes shaped by the Appalachians, not to mention 900 lakes and rivers. It's the ideal destination for biking, hiking, camping, water sports or even a dive into history! To round out your stay in the region, don't forget that there are plenty of cozy inns and welcoming restaurants specializing in regional flavours!

Enjoy summer at the Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

Photo credit: Marc Loiselle

Nestled along the largest and most majestic lake in the region, the Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata invites you to enjoy the outdoors and to simply contemplate. Hiking, biking, boating and discovery activities will allow you to fully appreciate this magnificent protected territory. Those who love wildlife will also be delighted by the presence of several species of birds and mammals. The park is a great place to pitch your tent and snooze peacefully under the stars or try out a Huttopia ready-to-camp tent.

Heaven for cyclists: the Petit Témis bike path

Photo credit: Marie-Josée Dubé

Built on the track of a former railway, the Petit Témis linear park is the first interprovincial cycling network in Canada. It connects Rivière-du-Loup, in Quebec, to Edmundston, in New Brunswick. Made up of 134 km of stone dust trails, the park has several rest stops, lookouts and campsites, and is entirely reserved for cyclists and pedestrians. You’re sure to fall under the spell of the Petit Témis, not only for the beauty of the panoramic views that border it, but also for its relatively flat terrain, with a maximum slope of 4%, making it accessible to everyone! Make the most of your ride and visit the national park thanks to two ferries that cross Témiscouata Lake and take you from shore to shore. A beautiful 24 km loop!

Pohénégamook Beach

Photo credit: Patrick Noël

Pohénégamook Lake is particularly renowned for its magnificent one-kilometre beach of fine sand. It is one of the most beautiful fresh water beaches in Quebec! Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and paddle boards are available for rent, and the beach is also home to the largest inflatable water game in Quebec, promising hours of fun. There are also volleyball courts. A pavilion offers a large patio where you can have a bite to eat or a drink! Keep in the know, as activities are organized throughout the summer (beach party, stargazing, storytelling, etc.). On site, a campground offers more than 80 sites where campers can spend the night under the stars.

Domaine Acer, a maple syrup economuseum specializing in alcoholic beverages

Photo credit: Axelle Dandelot

Since 1990, Vallier Robert has developed a unique know-how! He ferments maple sap into alcoholic beverages, called “acers", available in white, sparkling, aperitif and digestif beverages. Hear an inspiring story told during an informative guided tour! From the cellars where the acers are aged to the ultra-modern sugar shack, visitors learn about production methods, the properties of maple syrup and interesting food pairings. Organic maple syrup and fine maple products can be sampled in the shop. Enjoy a moment of country-style relaxation in the picnic area on site!

Fort Ingall

Photo credit: Marie-Josée Dubé

This year marks the 50th anniversary of this historic site, which is a reconstruction of a British fortification built in 1839 on the shores of Témiscouata Lake during a border conflict between the United States and Canada. A guided tour and exhibition rooms teach visitors more about the history of the region. It is also possible to spend the night at the Fort and sleep in the dormitory for an extraordinary experience.

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