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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 Rd.
Plaisance (Québec) JOV 1SO
Canada

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!

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 Rt. 323 North
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

In your own vehicle, drive 15 km of winding roads through an 890-hectare park. With its unique formula in Quebec, Parc Omega introduces, over the seasons, species of animals living in their natural habitat. Discover the Canadian nature, wildlife, history and culture of the 11 First Nations of Quebec. The Park offers many activities, including walking trails, picnic areas, shows and entertainment, restaurants, the Old Farm visit and much more. Added to this are unusual accommodations as well as a brand new illuminated night trail in sounds and lights to discover nature's beauty.

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 Rd.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Kenauk Nature offers the opportunity to try new and exciting activities that will reconnect you with yourself, your loved ones and nature. Summer favorites are the fly fishing school, mountain bike, stand up paddle board, climbing wall, canoe, kayak, rabaska, clay shooting and hiking. Various winter activities will enhance your stay: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing and ice fishing.