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Reconnect with nature… without ever leaving the city.
A hiking trail, right in the heart of Baie-Comeau!
The result of a citizen’s initiative and finished in 2019, the Embruns Trail is a sustainable development project and one of the region’s best-kept secrets: it doesn’t have to stay secret though, feel free to share the good news!
This trail connects the Marquette and Mingan sectors (former cities of Baie-Comeau and Hauterive) as well as many other trail segments, including Pointe Saint-Gilles. There are bridges, walkways, and stairs for easy access, but you’ll still need to bring good hiking shoes and pack a large water bottle because it’ll take a toll on your energy level!
Kilometres of Zen right in nature!
Spanning nearly 23 kilometres, the Embruns Trail borders the Manicouagan River as well as the St. Lawrence River up to the port area. It will keep you busy for a good part of the day. Some may even call a taxi to get back to their starting point.
There are many lookouts and beach areas on the way. Stop and take a few photos or have a snack. What better way to relax than listening to the waves or walking barefoot during low tide? Zen guaranteed!
Learn more about the Boreal forest.
If you are curious or passionate about nature, the trails also include an educational component: interpretation panels to let you discover more about the wildlife and fauna found in the boreal forest. We’ve been told you can use these panels as an excuse to catch your breath on this moderate level trail… “Look! A panel! Let’s stop and read it.”
Before leaving, consult the trail map and make sure you have everything you need to get back before dark.