History, great views and strawberry wine

Tuscany, Burgundy, Napa Valley, Petite-Nation... Yup! There's wine being made in the Outaouais! And good one, too! On your way to discvoer it, you'll find much more than vineyards. La Petite-Nation La Lièvre has a lot to offer: history, culture, and regional products, not to mention the hills and mountains scattered through rolling farmland and charming villages.

Start your day by learning more about local history at the Musée des pionniers and head to Le Brasse-Camarade Dépanneur spécialisé, which is both a boutique specializing in microbrewery beers and a delicatessen. Stop at Marché public de la Petite-Nation, the local market, and grab what you need for a picnic that you'll enjoy at the lookout at the Parc des Montagnes Noires, in Ripon. A day of discovery awaits!

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20 Bourgeois Street
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

Surrounded by maple trees shading the statue of the guardian angel dominating the Petite-Nation, the museum houses hundreds of artifacts that capture the traditions of 19th-century pioneers. Linking the wooded trail and the mill lookout, a superb footbridge crosses the river and leads to the Saint-André-Avellin heritage route. Ingenious agricultural tools and equipment are displayed in a utility shed, while an old-fashioned gazebo welcomes speakers and choirs during holidays and other festivities.

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71 Principale Street
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

The charming village of St-André-Avellin now has a specialty beer store! Owners Véro and Fred have built up an impressive inventory of microbrewery beers, with new ones arriving regularly. And because one cannot live by hops alone, there’s a fine food section offering a delectable array of sausages, pâtés, cheeses, marinades, chocolate, coffee and other delights, many of them produced in the Outaouais. Check it out!

8.2 km
Open on Fridays and Saturdays, Marché public de la Petite-Nation offers not only great local products but also a wide variety of workshops for you to take part in. Getting there, you will drive through the town of Ripon, where many artists and craftspeople reside.
4 Marché Street
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0

Looking for a fun outing? Treat yourself to a trip to the market! You can have lunch or dinner on site, meet over a dozen local producers, and stock up on gourmet products. Depending on the season, you can buy a range of quality products, including fruits and vegetables, plants, cheese, organic flour, bread, meat, cold cuts, wine, olive oil, marinades, jams, honey, maple syrup, and personal care products.

6.2 km
Lunch in hand, head for the Montagnes Noires! You can reach the lookout by foot from the visitors' centre or you can drive up to there, if you prefer. On a nice day, you will have an incredible view of the surroundings and you'll even be able to see Mont-Tremblant in the distance!
39 De la Montagne-Noire Road
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0

The Ripon Black Mountains Park has seven trails, totalling 17 km, for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sliding. An 800-acre forest that combines the woodland environment and agricultural landscape of the Petite-Nation, the park is a huge playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The lookout, 426 metres above sea level, offers stunning views of the valley of the Petite-Nation.