Family bike trip in the Petite-Nation

The Petite-Nation is all about beautiful scenery, lush farmland, passionate artists and artisans, and charming houses. Take a few days to discover all this and more by bike. Start your trip at Plaisance National Park, and spend the first night in a yurt. Explore the park's 30 km of bike trails through a variety of landscapes, and breathe in the intoxicating scents of summer on the Ottawa River. A short detour takes you to Plaisance Falls, with their impressive 63-metre drop. Feeling peckish? Find sustenance in Montebello: from local cheeses to craft beer and handmade chocolates, the village's talented food producers have something for every taste. Not far from Montebello is Parc Omega. If you arrive by bike, you can rent a golf cart to observe North American wildlife in their natural habitat. For your second night, you have a choice: stay at the park and bunk down in a cabin on stilts, a prospector tent or a Witent, or spend the night in the cottage of your dreams at Kenauk Nature, one of Canada's oldest private wildlife reserves, with over 60 lakes. Relax on your private dock and listen to the call of the loons...

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Parc national de Plaisance
1001, chemin des Presqu'Îles
Plaisance (Québec) JOV 1SO

Located in the heart of the Ottawa River, the parc national de Plaisance is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for exceptional natural settings. Here, bird-watching gets top billing. Over 230 species can be observed all year. The sight of migrating birds and ducks is stunning, while is turtle egg-laying season, an event not to be missed. Discover the park with its hiking and biking trails or by canoeing and kayaking through its lush environment. Rent a farmhouse, an Huttopia Tent or one of 120 campsites and prolong your nature experience!

19.5 km
6 km north of Plaisance National Park are the Plaisance Falls. Visit the historic lodge and learn about the former glory of the village of North Nation Mills. If you'd like to know more about the region's history, visit the Plaisance Heritage Interpretation Centre.
Parc Oméga
399, route 323 Nord
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Sitting behind the wheel of your vehicle, follow a winding 15-km road in a 2,200-acre park and discover animals living in the wild. With a unique formula in Québec, discover throughout the park several species of wild animals living in their natural habitat. Observe bisons, wapitis, bears, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, moose, wild goats, wolves, etc. Step out of your car, hike along trails and around the lake, amongst white-tailed deer. Visit the new maple sugar camp. During the summer months, enjoy various activities.

7.3 km
On your way to Parc Omega, stop for a bite at the Délice champêtre gourmet snack bar, specializing in locally made bread, cheese and sausage and house-made dressings and sauces. For dessert, visit the ChocoMotive artisanal chocolate shop and Economuseum, where you can indulge your sweet tooth while you learn about the art of chocolate making.
Kenauk Nature
1000, chemin Kenauk
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

COME ALIVE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS! At Kenauk Nature, we surround you with 100 square miles of pristine wilderness, we make you feel at home in a country cabin on your own private lake and we give you a vacation-full of outdoor activities ranging from relaxing to exhilarating. If you’re ready for a unique vacation, Kenauk Nature is waiting for you. Your stay at Kenauk Nature also entitles you to full use of the extensive sports facilities at Fairmont Le Château Montebello.