|The information sign at the |
beginning of the trail...which
is transcanadian and allows
you to hike across Canada.
|The sign announcing the|
turn in to the trail.
The name of the trail was the Sentier Louise Gasnier . We came across it while taking a leisurely drive north of our airbnb. I had explored Le Massif last week but had not ventured the additional ten minutes to reach this divine trail. The location looks as if there is snoaboarding nearby in the winter season. There was an actual metal statue at the beginning that emphasized this.
|On the lookout for a moose|
and found this adorable
The trail we took had us going by a logging location....complete with a sign warning you of the possibility of being shot if you wandered into the wrong spot. Luckily the rest of the trail was well marked so there was no chance of us doing that. As we ventured about a 1.5 miles in we crossed at least eight bridges of all sizes. My favorites were the ones with caramel brown wood posts and metal lines. They were all solid while at the same time gorgeous....as a nature bridge can be when done right.
|These were my favorite bridges|
we came across...
Of course the kiddos managed to find the most adorable frog. As you can wee...he was hanging on to Baby Boy's finger for dear life. Many of the snails were perfectly camouflauged in color. The slugs did an even better job. We were fortunate not wander onto the path of a moose or bear (which are in the area).
|An example of a well made|
As we climbed further and further down (knew it would be a challenge climbing back up) it became even more beautiful. The sound of cars we heard toward the beginning were now gone and all we could hear were the sounds of nature as it surrounded us like a comfortable blanket. We came across a look out spot with a nice bench and railing which both appeared well looked after. You can see a picture of both (along with the adorable graphic announcing it's location) below.
Since the Hubster need to be back at a certain time to train someone we looked for a perfect place to stop, take in waterfall/nature goodness and head back. At this location I recorded the waterfall for your enjoyment. I will upload it to instagram/twitter (@katsmeoww11) and facebook (www.facebook.com/katsmeoww11).
|Beautiful from all sides...|
|Some of the gorgeous spirit candy |
we saw along the way.
All in all I would say it was a great outing. We discovered a wonderful trail around thirty minutes away. If you are ever in the vicinity we highly recommend taking advantage of this FREE trail.
Til next time,