Le Marais de la Riviere aux Cerises – The marsh of the Cherry River

Marais de la Riviere aux Cerises is a simple hiking trail in Magog along marsh, swamps and wetland. It offers free of charge trail network with wonderful views of Mount Orford and the Cherry River while hiking along a wooden deck above the wetland. The Marais Interpretation Centre exhibits a permanent exhibition which is great for families with kids. The simple trail is open all year round and is accessible for people with reduced mobility. Our walk was about 4.6 km in total.

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Mont Megantic National Park Parcours du Soleil (Petite-Ourse loop trail)

Mont Megantic is known for its astronomy research, observatory and for the AstroLab museum for families. Megantic and St -Joseph mountains are about 1000 meters high. We hiked the family trail ‘Parcours du Soleil’ /’Petite Ourse’ – a 3 km loop trail, an intermediate level in our opinion, to reach a viewpoint (Belvedere) with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

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Orford National Park Cherry Pond (Etang aux Cerises)

Mid-December, we were looking for a ski resort to teach the kids how to ski or a place to do snow shoeing but there was not enough snow even though most resorts were open. We called Mont-Orford centre and they recommended this trail for families with young kids. This is part of a cross-country ski trail which was open for hiking as the season did not start yet. The signs along the way indicate that this path is only for cross-county skiers but we assume it is open all year long.

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