The Apprentice Inn

295 Lake 31 Milles Sr, Bouchette
The Apprentice Inn is part of the newly formed 31 mile lake regional park. If you’re planning a family, friend or couples getaway, you will find everything you need to relax and have a blast. The facilities and enchanting decor also make Village Majopial the ideal location for weddings and corporate events. Stay in one of the lovely cottages or enjoy one of the four suites at The Apprentice Inn or one of six rooms at the Auberge Minitik.
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Fairmont Le Château Montebello

392 Notre-Dame St., Montebello
Conveniently located halfway between Montreal and Ottawa, the world's largest log castle truly represents what you would expect of a "true Canadian experience." This architectural marvel has 210 guestrooms and two restaurants with exquisite menus featuring regional products. Beautiful surroundings and year-round activities offer over 40 exciting adventures, including golf, Canada’s only Land Rover off-road Experience, and a spa.
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Air-Eau-Bois outdoor sports base

32 Base de Plein Air Rd., Denholm
Air-Eau-Bois is a unique outdoor centre an hour north of Gatineau–Ottawa. Its many programs and services include more than 15 km of hiking, snowshoeing and back-country ski trails; accommodation and catering service by reservation; and outdoor equipment rental (canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, Hok skis and camping equipment).
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Sentiers du parc des Chutes de Denholm

830 Paugan Rd., Denholm
A pleasant trail network in a mature hardwood forest enhanced by permanent outdoor art. The waterfall won’t disappoint!
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Sentiers du Pont de pierre de Déléage

De la Baie Noire Rd., Déléage
This trail leads to a major attraction in the Outaouais: the Pont de pierre, a natural stone bridge over the river. You can also take a swim in a natural rock pool. The proximity of majestic Thirty-One-Mile Lake adds to the charm of your visit.
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Parc national de Plaisance

1001 Des Presqu'Îles Rd., Plaisance
Located on a series of islands in the Ottawa River, the Parc national de Plaisance is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly birdwatchers: over 230 species can be observed all year. Witness the stunning sight of birds and ducks migrating, and turtles laying their eggs. Discover the park by hiking or biking the 26-km trail network, canoeing or kayaking through its lush environment, or participating in an interpretive activity. Rent a farmhouse, a traditional ready-to-camp tent or one of 120 campsites and extend your back-to-nature experience!
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Plaisance Falls

100 Malo Rd., Plaisance
Visit the Plaisance Falls historic site, a great spot for a picnic with family or friends! A scenic lookout, observation points and a hiking trail let you get right up close to the site's spectacular natural beauty. With their 63-metre vertical drop, the Falls were an important economic factor in the founding of the 19th-century village of North Nation Mills, now just a memory. On-site interpretive activities bring to life this important chapter in the history of the Petite-Nation.
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Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon

39 De la Montagne-Noire Rd., Ripon
The Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon has 14 trails (total length 24 km) for hiking, mountain biking, fat biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and board sports. Explore an 800-acre forest combining the woodland environment of the Petite-Nation and the agricultural landscape. From the top of the 12-metre observation tower at the lookout on Mont Grand-Pic, 426 metres above sea level, you can admire the Petite-Nation valley. For an overnight stay, you can rent the park’s reception chalet, a shelter or a group campsite.
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Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve

300 Saddler Rd., Mayo
Discover one of the last old-growth forests in eastern North America as you explore 15 km of trails, accessible on foot or snowshoes, that will open your eyes to the wonders of nature! The trails are open at all times, and the interpretation centre with snowshoe rental is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. When the interpretation centre is closed, you can deposit the park fee in the collection box at the trailhead.
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Chutes Coulonge Park

100 Parc-des-Chutes Drive, Mansfield-et-Pontefract
Discover Coulonge Falls Park in the heart of the Pontiac, and enjoy history, culture and outdoor adventure! Stroll along the hiking trails, where you’ll find displays of artifacts and information about the log drive. For a real thrill, try the aerial obstacle courses (for adults and children) or the giant zip lines leading to the Via Ferrata. An ideal destination for an active day out with family, friends or work colleagues.
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Lac des Cèdres Recreational Path

70 Principale St., Messines
Accessible year round, the Cedar Lakes recreational trails are designed for non-motorized sports, including hiking and snowshoeing. Take advantage of your visit to discover the local flora and fauna. The trails are equipped with various amenities such as picnic tables, toilets, shelters and a bridge.
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Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp

741 Maloney Blvd. East, Gatineau
With an area of 213 hectares, Lac-Beauchamp Park offers recreational facilities accessible all year round, and 15 km of recreational trails. The main building houses an equipment rental service. It’s the perfect spot for family swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and skating.
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Route des Zingues

Gagnon Lake Rd., Duhamel
The Route des Zingues trail (a play on “route des Indes,” the fabled sea route to India) winds between Gagnon and Preston Lakes in the municipality of Duhamel. One of the most beautiful sections of the Quebec National Trail, it will eventually connect to the Laurentian part of the National Trail at La Minerve and Labelle via Mount Resther in the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve.

During hunting season, it is strictly forbidden to be in the Papineau-Labelle Reserve unless you have a permit issued by the RFPL (from P3 to P7). At P1, in Pimatina Park, DOGS ARE PROHIBITED.
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Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy

100 Atawe Rd., Gatineau
Located next to the Casino du Lac-Leamy, this magnificent park allows you to enjoy lots of different activities, including swimming. Canoe, kayak, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals available. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!
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Mont Morissette Regional Park

Lac Long Rd., Blue Sea
Located 115 km north of Gatineau–Ottawa, in the municipality of Blue Sea, Mount Morissette occupies an area of 589 hectares and has a vertical elevation of 400 metres. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the 13 km of marked trails for hiking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. An 18-metre observation tower offers breathtaking views of a dozen lakes, including Blue Sea Lake. At the mountain’s summit are a lookout and a shelter with wood stove.
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