TAKE THE TIME TO...
Get some fresh air, recharge your batteries, and stretch your legs on the trails.
Earth or sea? Whichever you prefer, outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled with a multitude of hiking trails and parks crisscrossing around Baie-Comeau. Summer or winter, we have different trails for hiking a few minutes or a few hours.
Boisé-de-la-Pointe-St-Gilles (Marquette area)
The Boisé-de-la-Pointe-St-Gilles networks some 15 hiking trails and totals 11 kilometres. The trails are interspersed with plants, mature trees, wood sculptures, interpretation panels, and even La Fontaine’s fables!
Rest stops allow you to enjoy what nature has best to offer. While enjoying the serenity of the place, you will hear the sounds of several species of birds, and sometimes seals, courting each other.
Access via Laval Avenue and Henry Leonard Centre parking lot
Rivière Amédée Trail (Mingan area)
The Club des sentiers de la Rivière-Amédée specializes in cross-country skiing and equipment rentals. Here, you will find a heated chalet where skiers can warm up during the cold season.
The 12 versatile and all-season trails of the Amédée River total 38.5 kilometres. You can cross-country ski, walk, cycle, fatbike, or snowshoe. The hardest part is choosing which trail to explore first!
You can access it via the Baie-Comeau Golf Club parking lot or at the junction of Amédée and Bossé streets.
Les Sentiers de la rivière Amédée
1700 de Bretagne Street
Embruns Trail (Mingan & Marquette areas)
The Embruns Trail connects the two Baie-Comeau sectors and extends over nearly 23 kilometres. Following the Manicouagan and St. Lawrence Rivers, the trail provides many impressive observation points and isolated beaches to picnic and relax. Every 50 metres, you will see a red and white marker to guide you along the trail.
Parc des Pionniers (Marquette area)
This multifunctional park bordering the St. Lawrence River offers a paved cycling path, a playground for kids, an outdoor gym, a petanque court, and a picnic area. To fully appreciate the amazing view of the bay, walk to the port area and return through the wooded section of Parc des Pionniers.
Access via Cabot or Donald-Smith Avenues
Manicouagan Park (Mingan area)
The Manicouagan Park trail stretches over 3 kilometres and borders the Manicouagan River. Under a radiant sun, indulge yourself with a picnic in good company while watching waterfowls having fun on the river.
Access via Hélène or René-Bélanger Boulevards