The trail on Île Maligne is surrounded by the Grande Décharge River and is one of the few places in the region where large white pines still stand. The island’s name refers to how, in the past, it could only be accessed when waters were shallow, with the help of expert canoeists. The trail crosses a powerful hydroelectric dam and weirs, cuts across a well-preserved forest with characteristics of the region’s first woodlands, and merges onto the Véloroute des Bleuets bicycle path. Interpretive panels line the trails recounting the history and wildlife of the area. In winter, a second site is available for fatbiking and snowshoeing.
Total length : 6 km
Difficulty : easy
Services : picnic area and snowshoeing