Every summer, the Trois-Rivières area bursts into life, reminding us how beautiful it is. Its many trails illustrate it beyond a doubt. That’s why we decided to share our favourite hikes in the area. So fill up your water bottle and lace up your boots. Mother Nature awaits!
Parc nature La Gabelle
There’s a unique natural site in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel that used to be a trading post for Indigenous peoples and French settlers: La Gabelle Nature Park. From there, you can head out on a 15 km footpath that leads you all the way to Melville Island Park in Shawinigan. It’s a picturesque walk, perfect for drinking in the beauty of the Saint Maurice River.
Parc de l’île Saint-Quentin
Saint Quentin Island Park has it all: beach, pool, wading pool, water play area, playground, sports fields, and open green spaces. It’s a family destination with a hiking trail and a lovely interpretation footbridge for observing wildlife and vegetation. It’s a must!
Parc de la rivière Batiscan
Batiscan River Park is a stunning natural setting that boasts 25 km of footpaths with interpretation panels. If you’re feeling bold, there are even adventure activities like the via ferrata, the zipline, and the adventure trails to add some adrenaline to your forest hike.
Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac
How about visiting a historic site from 1765? Welcome to Pointe du Lac Seigneurial Mill. In addition to its unique heritage, you can enjoy a nice picnic area near a lake and―of course―several themed footpaths totalling 10 km (round trip). It’s the perfect outdoorsy and cultural family outing!
There’s a park with countless surprises in store right in the middle of Cap-de-la-Madeleine in Trois-Rivières: Châteaudun Forest. It boasts 11 km of trails for you to hike alongside some surprisingly friendly woodland creatures― the chickadees, for instance, will come and nibble birdseeds out of the palm of your hands! It’s a pleasant surprise in the heart of the city: we guarantee you’ll love it.
How about you? We want to hear about your favourite trails in the Trois-Rivières area. And be sure to share your wilderness destinations with your friends and family for them to enjoy them as well. After all, nature is even more beautiful when you can enjoy it with the ones you love. Have a great summer and great hikes!