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Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond

The birth of a regional park

Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond
Drummondville (Quebec)

parcregional@mrcdrummond.qc.ca
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Description

The Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond is a remarkable forest! Created in April 2020 by the initiative of the MRC de Drummond, the park was born from the acquisition of 20 square kilometers of land from Hydro-Quebec.

The collective interest of local and regional community in this unique territory and the potential  of development for conservation and outdoor activities were a clear motivation for the MRC to acquire this forest at the cost of 5,4 millions dollars in July 2018.

A large forest, one river, two banks

Crossed by the magnificent Saint-François River, the Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond offers two unique banks, east and west, for the practice of outdoor activities.

Both access sites are located at less than 10 kilometer from the autoroute 20 which allow visitors and outdoor enthusiast to quickly reach the hearth of this remarkable forest!

All year round

On both east and west banks, the outdoor enthusiast benefit, all year round, of the Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond.

You'll find the Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond on the Centre-du-Quebec Region Bird-Watching Tour.

The Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond now offers hiking and bike trails on both side of the magnificent Saint-François river, specifically on the east bank and on the « Érables argentés » loop and on the west bank on the « Route verte n4 » segment. Both areas offers splendid forest scenery with frequent point of view on the river.

Over the years, the park will develop infrastructures, new services and activities.

The « Érables argentés » loop

Located on the east bank, the « Érables argentés » loop is a large trail of 5,6 kilometers long made in crushed stone and designed for walking and biking. On the heart of the loop, the magnificent corridor of silver maple tree allows to cut the loop in a 3 or 4 kilometers course.  That silver maple tree corridor is as well a magnificent place for a couple of nice picture in the beautiful scenery that the area take the origin of his name from.

The « route verte n4 » segment

Located on the west bank, the « Route verte n4 » segment cross the park all along the Saint-François river. This large trail of 6 kilometer long made in crushed stone is designed as well for biking and walking. This round trip on this trail offers frequent point of view on the « Spicers rapid ». The renowned of the « Route verte » add a value to the  image of the Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond.

Opening hours : 7 days a week from 6 AM to 10 PM

Parking and access roads

On EAST bank : parking of the « Érables argentés ». Located at 7 kilometers of exit 181 of the autoroute 20, via the road « rang Sainte-Anne ».

On WEST bank : parking at the cross of the road « chemin du Sanctuaire » and « rang de la Rivière ». Located at 8 kilometers of exit 179 of the autoroute 20 via the road « chemin du Golf Ouest ».

On WEST bank : The Saint-Bonaventure parking spot. Located at 9 kilometers of the Saint-Bonaventure municipality via the road « rang du Bassin ».

A regional park in development

The Parc régional de la Forêt Drummond now offers hiking and bike trails ont both side of the magnificent Saint-François river, specifically on the east bank and on the « Érables argentés » loop and on the west bank on the « Route verte n4 » segment. Both area offers splendid forest scenery with frequent point of view on the river.

Over the years, the park will develop infrastructures, new services and activities.

No admission fee

Parkings are available on both side of the river to allowed visitors to access the regional park to practice their self-guided activities.

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