In the summer, Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s forests turn into the best playgrounds, giving you yet another reason to get outside on beautiful days. This article gives you the inside scoop on our team’s favourite hikes in the Val-d’Or area. You’ll find trails to explore to the fullest with the whole family!
The Forêt Récréative certainly lives up to its name. Located just a few minutes from Val-d’Or, it offers 50 sq. km of nature‑filled fun. On your bike, rollerblades, or on foot, marked and well‑maintained trails await in large numbers. Come and enjoy the forest!
Sentier des six saisons
Near Lac-Simon, Sentier des Six Saisons has 10 km of marked trails. The footpath winds through different forest environments and has very interesting interpretation panels on Anicinabek practices, customs, and traditions.
Sentier d’interprétation de la nature de l’École buissonnière
The École Buissonnière Interpretive Trail awaits at Dubuisson, on the outskirts of Val-d’Or. You’ll discover 3 km of maintained trails at the heart of Piché-Lemoine Forest. Right next to it, Des Explorateurs Forest Park is perfect for a picnic or to spend the day lounging by Piché River.
Standing 411 m tall, Mont Bell has no less than 15 km of breathtaking trails running through a deciduous forest. Located just outside Senneterre, these marked and maintained trails are perfect for family outings. We guarantee you’ll love it!
That concludes the list of our team’s favourite hikes. There are, of course, dozens of other hiking trails, which isn’t surprising in such a magnificent natural landscape. What are your favourite trails in the area? Happy hiking and have a great summer!