In March @toesalad and I get out of the city for an 8 night excursion to a rental chalet in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Quebec. It's not a backcountry woods adventure but it's much needed time away from the city, much closer to nature. This journal highlight our outdoor activities while we're staying there.
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So ends a winter trip to a cabin, on a lake, in the woods and mountains.
We enjoyed getting out every day to walk in the nature of the area right around the cabin. And on the weekend we enjoyed snowshoe routes at nearby parks.
The Jacques-Cartier region has a lot of easy-to-access winter sport areas including:
I highly recommend the village of Stoneham as home base for your adventures. See this page for map and more info. https://www.jacques-cartier.com/en
Lean-to view from snowshoe trail, Camp Mercier.
Camp Mercier is a x-country ski center north of Quebec City in Reserve Faunique des Laurentides. Someday we'd like to return here for a weekend x-country ski trip, arrive Friday, ski Saturday & Sunday kind of thing. Today was an afternoon on the snowshoe trails. If you're in the area it's a great day destination.
Camp Mercier: https://www.sepaq.com/rf/lau/camp-mercier/
These trails had a ridiculous number of blazes. Here’s a good example. I spot seven sets (blue and red together) of blazes in this photo. It would be nearly impossible to get lost out here, in addition, walking in any direction off trail you’ll hit a biking trail so it’s not like you could just wander “out into the woods” with no way to find your back.
A bit of overkill that also takes away from the natural beauty.