Top 3 fall outings not to be missed in the Outaouais region
Fall is a special time for many of us. There’s just something about the turning of the leaves and the golden glow on the horizon that creates a sense of internal warmth. And what better way to maximize that feeling than to get into nature, into the very essence of fall that is laid out before you in the Outaouais region.
Discover the beauty of these outdoor parks
- Gatineau Park
There’s little wonder as to why visitors stream into Gatineau Park from all parts of the country! As the National Capital Region’s conservation park, it is the largest green space in the area. In fall, you can expect to see all colours of the rainbow across the landscape and sky where the more than 361 kilometers of land offer a rich and unique experience in nature that offers a stunning backdrop with breathtaking scenic views of the core of Gatineau and Ottawa. Whether it’s a bike ride or a walk that interests you, take the time to explore the parks, gardens and other beautiful attractions that are on offer.
- Mer Bleue Bog
From forests to rolling boardwalks and sand ridges, Mer Bleue Bog offers interesting sights and sounds coming from the second-largest bog in southern Ontario. Here you’ll also discover why this wetland plays a critical role in climate management.
- Plaisance Falls
Also on offer are the Plaisance Falls with its natural and historic site; just a perfect spot for a scenic get-together with family and friends. If you’re brave enough, hike to the 63-metre vertical drop of the Falls and, along the way, remember the life and importance of the history of the Petite-Nation.
Take part in agricultural fun for the whole family
- Eardley Farm
Come and enjoy the best of the fall season on this farm! From picking your own in season fruit and vegetables to meeting and being entertained by the animals, or even burning through some of that left-over summer energy at Potager Eardley, there’s a whole of natural produce to discover on this beautiful farm.
- Courge et cie
Discover and learn about more than a hundred varieties of squash and pumpkins, each with their own unique contribution to the environment and sustainable farming. If you’ve never had a squash poutine or squash donut; this is an experience not to be missed.
Taste the region
Creating cheese with the utmost passion, Fromagerie Montebello is where you’ll get to enjoy only the best local cheese, offering texture and taste to please even the most sophisticated palate. Or head to La Trappe à Fromage for the largest selection of fine local and international cheeses in Quebec. Take home your very own amalgamation of items that meet the requirements of food hobbyists and dedicated foodies alike. Fromagerie la Cabriole offers some of the best artisanal cheese in the region, and puts on a show of the transformation of milk to cheese in the on-site factory.
After all that cheese, what better way to wash it down with a delicious and local beer. You can enjoy craft beer from these three breweries who have put together innovation and delicious concoctions. Each with their unique flavours and offering, take the time to discover these top-quality craft microbreweries.
After a full day of activities, what more is there to do than take a dip in the soothing spa pools, or relax with the help of a highly skilled massage therapist before you unwind for the day with delectable foods and tasty beverages, all under the fall night sky at Nordik Spa-Nature.
With all these fall activities available in the Outaouais region, there is no reason to stay indoors this season. The whole Nordik team wishes you a pleasant fall.