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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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1001 Des Presqu'Îles Road
Plaisance (Québec) JOV 1SO
Canada

Located on a series of islands in Ottawa River, the Parc national de Plaisance is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts looking for exceptional natural settings. Here, birdwatching gets top billing. Over 230 species can be observed all year. The sight of migrating birds and ducks is stunning, and turtle egg-laying season is an event not to be missed. Discover the park by hiking or biking the trail network or by canoeing or kayaking through its lush environment. Rent a farmhouse, a Traditionnal Ready-to-Camp 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.
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399 Hwy 323 North
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

At the wheel of your vehicle, follow a winding 15-km road through this 890-hectare wildlife park (the only one of its kind in Quebec) and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. You'll see bison, wapiti, bears, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, moose, wild goats, wolves, and more! Step out of your car and go for a hike along the lakeside trail among the white-tailed deer. In spring, visit the new maple sugar camp, and in summer, enjoy a variety of 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.
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1000 Kenauk Road
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Summer activities are as follows: Fly fishing school, mountain bike, stand up paddle board, climbing wall, canoe, kayak, rabaska, beach at Whitefish Lake, clay shooting, walking trails Winter activities are numerous: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, clay shooting and ice climbing.