Macamic

Macamic (population about 2700), was founded in Abitibi, in 1917 on the shores of Macamic Lake (this word means "lake of marvels" in Cree language and "limping beaver" in Algonquin language).

Macamic is the choice destination for those who enjoy nautical activities. Fishing here is always a great success, whether in summer or winter. Among other things, you may find a boatslip, a rest area, a belvedere and a marina.

A side trip via the 2 rang East will reveal one of the last covered bridges in the region; the Molesworth bridge, which construction dates back to 1930. Via Highway 111 West, La Sarre bound, visitors can take the Chazel road, then turn right into range 6-7 and follow the road signs to join a network of marked trails and a 10 m (32 feet) high observation deck at Herons island which make it possible to see the island where a lot of tall herons, these famous waders nest.

Moreover, tourists get a splendid view of lakes Macamic, Piton and Courval. Bird enthusiasts and bird watchers should not forget their binoculars. Hiking shoes are recommended. Admission is free. At the Mini-Farm La Sauleraie, in an enchanting setting surrounded by giant willow trees, guests can learn more about the animals on the farm.

Small horses, goats, pigs, rabbits, geese, chickens, hatchlings, peacocks and other animals put on a show for you.

Three kilometers of path in the forest are your guarantee of a pleasant stroll. Official Web site of Macamic : www.villemacamic.qc.ca

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