Hiking Project Logo

Sentier de l'Étang-Fer-de-Lance

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

Short trail with a beautiful viewpoint on a marsh and mountains.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Loop

1,182' 360 m

High

1,029' 314 m

Low

285' 87 m

Up

299' 91 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Fairly easy trail that should suit all. If you want it shorter, there is a shortcut at approx. the halfway point of this longer version of the trail.

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

In case of rain, there is a sheltered area right at the beginning of the trail. There are no restrooms on the trail but there is an information center with restrooms about 600m from the start of the trail. Next to the info center, there is a sandy beach. You need to buy an online entrance ticket and a parking fee (which isn't the best because it is costly) to gain access to the park.

Description

The first half of the trail has a few hills. Then the second half is a slow climb up with no steep terrain. There is a viewpoint that gives a great view of the Fer de Lance marsh and the surrounding mountains. You might see some deer while hiking. The signs say that there is a viewpoint on the Collin du Campeur but it's just a slightly elevated wooden platform with 2 picnic tables surrounded by trees. Maybe in the winter, there is actually a view since there won't be any leaves covering up the view but not in summer. Would recommend the trail just for the view of the marsh.

Flora & Fauna

You may encounter a deer family feeding on leaves next to the trail. They might even cross the trail. From the viewpoint, you may be able to spot ducks, herons and turkey vultures (these are high up in the air). On the trail, you may spot some small birds like black-caped chickadees. Mostly a maple tree forest.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mat Chir

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#16229

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#30

in Quebec

#16,229

Overall
2 Views Last Month
29 Since Aug 26, 2021
Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none