In our region you are surrounded by the beauty of nature. For an easy guide to all of these sites pick up a local map at the tourist information kiosk in Matapédia.
While not a formal park, our residents have created a healthy sane and human environment with rural farmlands between the valleys and plateaus, ribboned by safe and comfortable country roads. For several years our municipalities have made many sites easily available to visitors which had previously been secret sites known only to locals.
Today photographers, producers of tourist guides and films visit these sites to capture their beauty for all to share.
Description: A short intermediate walking trail leading to a viewpoint overlooking thevillage ofMatapédia at the juncture of the Matapédia and Restigouche rivers. Picnic tables, benches and toilet nearby.
Access: At Matapédia, from route 132 near the CGRMP office.
Description: An easy 500 meter trail to a spectacular view or theRestigoucheRiver and the Brandy Brook fishing club from 300 meters above the river. Tables benches and toilet at the lookout.
Access: A short 4 km drive from St Alexis de Matapédia. Take rue Principal to Rang St Hermel south and follow the lookout signs.
Description: An intermediate walking trail of 2 km leading to a series of waterfalls surrounded by a gorge. Two walkways. No tables at the falls.
Access : From St-Alexis-de-Matapédia take route Rustico and turn left on route St-Benoit, then turn right onto route St=Dominique at the sign for the falls.
Description: Site beside parking which offers a spectacular view of theRestigoucheRiver. The descriptive panels along the access road and the different boardwalks describe the forest and how it is managed. Tables and benches at the site.
Access: Turn left in St François d’Assise to take the Chaine-de Roches road leading toward l’Ascension de Patapédia. Follow Chaine-de-Roches road until you reach St-Jean road (there is a sign indicating a lookout) Turn left on St-Jean and follow the well built forest road for about 12 km. There are signs along the route to guide you.
Description: A waterfall about 12 meters high accessed by an easy walking trail of about 1 km. There is a roped walkway with several wooden steps. Tables and benches at the site. This site won the president’s “coup de Cœur” award from the fondation Rivières et photographe du Guide des chutes du Québec.
Access : At St-André-de-Restigouche, via « Petit Rang » from rue principale. There is a sign indicating the path.
Description: Observation tower about 3 stories high located at one of the highest points in the region and offering a 360° view of up to 100 km in clear weather.
Access: From route 132 about 3 km north of Matapédia take Rang Lagacé towards St-André-de-Restigouche. About 10 km along the way to St-André-de-Restigouche you will see the tower and the signs showing parking. It is a pleasant walk of about 300 meters through a field to arrive at the tower.
Description: Path and lookout overlooking the Restigouche River and the Red Pine fishing camp. Camping, picnic, playground and toilets all available on the site. The boardwalks are a very short walk from the parking lot.
Access: Turn left on Rue principale in L’Ascension-de-Patapédia, and follow the signs to the lookout (about 4 km).