Hiking

Let yourself be enchanted by nature!

In addition to being a reinvigorating free activity, and making us move, the trails of Alma Lac-Saint-Jean go through areas that are only accessible to pedestrians, which preserves the tranquility of the trails.

Enjoy the fresh air...

There are few places like this where the mountains tickle the sky and where, nearby, the water dances with the earth. It is neither a maritime, forest nor mountainous landscape. It is a little bit of all three and something else at the same time. A hike in Alma Lac-Saint-Jean is an encounter with the immensity of a territory and perspectives that change at every turn.

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Hiking

A well-hidden secret in our forests

If you are looking to discover small unsung gems of Quebec, you are at the right place. Among the dozens of trails that have a scent of morning dew even in the afternoon, and the thousand and one mountains to climb to see the end of the world, it is necessary to stop at Lake Tchitogama in Lamarche.

With its trail that leads directly to the lake, you will be under the impression that time has stopped and that you have landed in miniature fjord. The information panels scattered along the 2.5 km-trail will tell you the tale of how this small place is in fact the bearer of Lac-Saint-Jean’s geographic history.

At Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, you will be fascinated by the kettles, a unique geographical phenomenon!

In Alma, the Grands Pins Blancs trail has preserved the characteristics of the area’s first forests. Moreover, it is interesting to know that white pine is the tallest tree species in Quebec and that it is the tree emblem of Ontario.

Don’t forget to bring your picnic to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of Lake Tchitogama.

Plan your stay

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Appartements du Vieil Édifice

A five-minute drive from the Arboretum de la presqu'île Croft walking trail.

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Gîte du Pont Flottant

Gîte du Pont Flottant offers horseback riding tours in the magnificent mountains surrounding the inn, during which you can take breathtaking pictures.

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Auberge Presbytère Mont Lac-Vert

Climb Mont Lac-Vert mountain and enjoy a breathtaking view of Lac Saint-Jean’s bucolic lands.

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Auberge Maison Zacharie

Maison Zacharie Inn offers a one-night stay, breakfast, and a one-day pass at Parc Caverne du Trou de la Fée Park, in the majestic Métabetchouane River canyon.

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Almatoit Gîte

Unwind in a natural environment at the heart of downtown Alma and stroll through the Parc de la Pointe-Americains trails. Eco-Friendly establishment.

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Jardin Scullion

Walk in the undergrowth and discover more than 1,500 hardy perennial plants imported mostly from China, Korea, and Japan.

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Parc de la caverne Trou de la Fée

Five walking trails totalling more than ten kilometres, some of which are rustic and wild, wind through the forest, border the river and streams, and lead to the cavern.

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L’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs

On a 500-metre walking trail, discover the remains and reconstitutions illustrating the importance of water in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.

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La Maison du matelot

On the other shore, the Pointe-des-Américains Park is a 7.7 km walking and biking trail that winds through a mixed forest and is located in an urban environment.

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Complexe touristique du Bleuet

Discover our trail with its interpretation panels that will teach you more about blueberries.

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Arboretum de la presqu’île Croft

Free and accessible year-round, easy, dogs welcome.

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Centre récréotouristique Le Rigolet

The trail reaches a belvedere which offers a view of the marshland. Further, a boardwalk on stilts crosses the marshland. Relict species from the ice age can be spotted.

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Sentier des grands pins blancs

The 6 km trail winds through a forest that seems untouched by modern civilization and has retained its original characteristics. Hikers reach a belvedere to admire the river and, then, the Véloroute des Bleuets cycling circuit.

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Sentier des Chutes Blanches

In fern-covered forest, this 1.5 km trail borders the Rivière Blanche River. A terrace was built for visitors to admire the numerous cascades of white water flowing from the mountain.

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Parc Falaise

A trail winds through the park, where visitors can admire sculptures created during provincial symposiums. They can also admire an artificial pond and the Carcajou rapids in the Petite Décharge River from various viewpoints.

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Sentier du Lac Tchitogama

The lake and river are embedded, similar to a fjord.

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Centre récréotouristique du Mont Lac-Vert

Admire the splendour of fall colours.

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Circuit d’art public d’Alma

Ville d’Alma showcases its public artwork through a walking circuit that regroups and presents different pieces of art. It is an open-air museum, which is free and accessible to all.

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Camping Lac-Vert

Only two minutes away of Mont Lac-Vert and its numerous hiking trails!

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Camping Plage Blanchet

Camping located near Parc Caverne Trou de la fée Park. A must-see attraction!

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Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

Accessible to all, our trails allow you to walk, jog, berry pick and admire the biodiversity of Lac St-Jean’s forests.

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Zec des Passes

A stroll through the forest is the best way to connect with nature.