The picturesque village of Clerval, located in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue Region, surprises with its attractions and water-related activities. A lovely source of sweet freshness, Clerval is a village of Abitibi-Ouest County. It has a population of around 350. The municipality was incorporated on September 12, 1927.
Located near Lake Abitibi, Clerval encompasses Nepawa Island and boasts the only covered bridge of Quebec to link an island to mainland. Nepawa Island enjoys a mild microclimate, and it was brought into focus by inhabitants of the Magdalene Islands. Clerval is renowned for the outstanding quality of the products of La Fraisonnee.
This enterprise prepares a wide range of spreads, syrups and jams with a gentle artisan’s touch, from fruits grown in Quebec, blueberries picked in Temiscamingue and maple syrup boiled in sugarhouses of the region.
All the products are prepared without added pectin and with minimum cooking. A visit to La Fraisonnee includes a guided tour that explains how berries are processed, takes visitors to a gift shop and welcomes them to a food tasting experience.