Wherever you go in the region, recreation is all about the great outdoors. Hiking, cycling, camping, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing are some of the best ways to explore the region-up close and at your own pace. So step out into nature Duplessis-style and immerse yourself in an astonishing world of plants, light, and aromas. Come and experience the often hidden wild beauty of the beaches, trails, and natural attractions, winter and summer. Relaxation and escape guaranteed-any time of year!
All along the Gulf of St. Lawrence are a plenitude of beaches-close to 1,000 km of them! Most can be easily reached off Route 138. Come bask in the sun! Or if you feel like getting up or splashing around, go right ahead-our beaches are great for strolling, volleyball, kite flying, and swimming, too.
All along the coast, you'll find serviced, unserviced, and RV campgrounds where you'll be welcomed with open arms. The Port-Cartier/Sept-Îles and Minganie areas offer a broad selection of options to choose from. Pitch your tent among the dunes or on the beach facing the sea. Spend the night in an Innu tent or on an island in the Sept-Îles or Mingan archipelagos. Camp out next to majestic lakes and rivers teeming with salmon. Wherever you go, a host of recreational activities and amenities are available, including hiking, biking, playgrounds, beaches, fishing, canoeing, birding, whale watching, wildlife observation, and more. It's a great way to live a little closer to Duplessis's true nature.
Biking and Bike Paths
For bike enthusiasts, Duplessis offers all kinds of bike paths and trails. Enjoy a gentle ride along a path by the beach or tackle the mountain bike trails with awe-inspiring views. Explore the parks and stop off at scenic lookouts. Whether challenge is what you're after or you just want to enjoy the scenery, you'll bring back great memories!
Outdoor Recreation Areas
Summer or winter, you'll have a chance to enjoy the very best outdoor activities amidst the eye-popping surroundings of the Port-Cartier/Sept-Îles area. Come and walk, pedal, or ski through truly beautiful countryside along the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are all on the menu.
From May to October, golfers traveling in Duplessis can enjoy their favorite sport. Keep your hand in and shave a few strokes off your handicap on the beautiful 18 hole course between Sept-Îles and Port-Cartier-sure to satisfy even the most demanding golfer!