The Marsh Antoine or Marais Antoine in French is a vast territory of 284 hectares (more than 690 acres) of wetland protected from water level fluctuation.
This environment, located 4 miles west of the community of Roquemaure, Abitibi-West, shelters dozens of living beings. Ducks, Canada geese and many other birds stay there during their migration towards James Bay and ever more northward.
Guests can walk by footbridge. They can pick wild mushrooms, a lot of berries and blueberries. All along the pathway panels of interpretation help visitors understand the environment. At the end of the path, an observation belvedere offers a breathtaking view on the surrounding landscape.
Access to the Antoine Marsh is free. Guided tours are offered from June through September, but reservation is recommended. A magnificent Abitibi Lake is located near by.
Address of Antoine Marsh Committee:
Rang 2-3, C.P. 100 Roquemaure J0Z 3K0
Telephone: 819 787-6292 or 819 787-6311
Antoine Marsh. Source of the photograph: Abitibi-Ouest Website
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