03 – Chaudière-Appalaches

General Information:

Stretching along the South Shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, the Chaudière-Appalaches region is remarkable for the differences between the Saint-Lawrence Valley to the north and the wooded Appalachian peaks to the south. Maple and mixed-growth forests are there for you to discover.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    22 clubs (2 619 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    5 at Leclercville (west) and at Sainte-Louise (east)
    25 & 75 at Charny (north) and at Armstrong at the Maine border (south)
    55 at Saint-Évariste (west) and Saint-Damase (north-east)
    35 at Dosquet (west) and Tourville (east)
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    Approximately 1,200 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    From mid-December to the end of March

Location:

On the South Shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, South of Quebec City, bordered on the South by the State of Maine. Served mainly by Highway 20 from Montreal or Rivière-du-Loup, the Pierre Laporte bridge from Quebec City, highway 112 from the Eastern Townships, and Highway 201 from Jackman, Maine. It is possible to access the trail network from different spots close to these highways.

Principal cities: Thetford Mines – Lévis – Saint-Georges – Sainte-Marie – Montmagny – Lac Etchemin

Attractions:

  • Watch the deer at Saint-Gédéon (trail 580) and Armstrong (trail 75)
  • Snowmobile museum (trail 533, 540)
  • Mont Saint-Magloire (trail 549)
  • Mont-du Midi (trail 547)
  • Mont-Radar (trail 535)
  • Mont Bonnet (trail 55)
  • Lac-Etchemin (trail 55, 545)
  • Lac-Trois-Saumons (trail 5)
  • The Notre-Dame-des-Pins covered bridge (trail 55)
  • The Saint-Martin (25) and Sainte-Marie (35) suspended bridges

From the region:

  • Cantons-de-l’Est at south-west (trail 55)
  • Centre-du-Québec at north-west (trail 5,35)
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent at East (trail 5)
  • Québec at north (Saint-Lawrence river crossing at Saint-Nicolas (Trail 5)
  • Maine, USA at south (Trail 75)

Links:

800, Autoroute Jean-LesageSaint-Nicolas (Qc) G7A 1E3,
Phone : 418 831-4411 / 1 888 831-4411
Fax : 418 831-8442,

Secure hotels

Sorry, there is no establishment member of the FCMQ Secure Hotel program for this region.