Published Jun 21
Surrounding the different municipalities of the Chaleur region are the Local Service Districts. This is where you find the hidden gems that complement the magic our region has to offer. Places and sights so special that you will be reaching for your camera or phone to capture the beauty that’s right in front of you.
Here are 6 of our favourite things to do in our Local Service Districts!
You will find Studio 65, at 65 Madran Road; fitting name, isn’t it? This charming spot boasts a unique concept that goes well beyond a simple theater. Here, you have the opportunity to explore an evening with friends in an outdoor setting carefully designed by André and Debbie. It's a small venue, intimate and interactive, with a soul that vibrates with each artist who plays there. The Studio 65 in Madran is a must for music fans visiting the Chaleur region.
The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi'gmaq Trail has historically been used by local Mi'gmaq people; the first trek is estimated at 5,000 years ago. This trail is a 147 km single track hiking trail that follows the mighty Nepisiguit River from mountains to sea. For multi-day hikes, rest up at the many camp sites along the trail. Watch the sunset and sunrise; listen to the river and the birds, relax and enjoy nature at its best. Here, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.
Ready for an adventure? Your experienced guides will make sure everybody understands the safety rules and feels comfortable in handling your 17-foot prospector canoe in a slow running wide open area before heading down the river. On your way down the river, admire the richness of the Acadian forest and its wildlife, including the bald head eagle you are almost certain to see circling above you. Contact Nepisiguit Adventures for more information!
With more than 400 km of trails from St-Sauveur to Jacket-River, our trails are filled with unique places that each have their own history and charm. These trails will provide an easy access to legendary spots such as Governors Lodge and Lake Antinouri. Do not miss Upper Tetagouche Lake and Devil's Elbow on your way back. Wondering where everybody is? They are surely relaxing with friends over by Heath Steel Mines. Alone or with a group, our ATV trails are yours to explore!
If you’re looking to relax #ChaleurStyle, look no further than Patty’s Beach Chalets. Located at 26 Janeville Beach Road, these quaint cedar-log chalets are your home away from home…without the stress! Each chalet offers you everything you need for an amazing vacation: two bedrooms, private patio, dining/living room with a sofa bed, wireless internet, bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchen, kayaks – all you need is your own food!
Pokeshaw is truly a beach like no other. Located approximately 35 km from Bathurst, this photographer's paradise is the perfect place to catch our legendary Chaleur region sunset in its full splendor. Walk along the newly-built observatory for that absolutely perfect view of Bird Island. A visit to Pokeshaw beach isn’t complete without some proper exploration however, and at the bottom of the cliff is where you’ll step foot in what seems like an entirely different world. With family, friends, or even by yourself with your favorite book, Pokeshaw Beach is the perfect spot to unplug and fall in love.
While not technically in the LSDs, Pabineau Falls –- located in the Pabineau First Nation – is a picturesque stop you won’t want to miss. Nothing short of impressive throughout the entire year, with the incredible landscape that surrounds them, the Pabineau Falls shine with grandiose beauty in the summer. Stop by for a quick photo op or spend an entire day by the Nepisiguit River – whatever you do, be sure to put Pabineau Falls on your Chaleur to-do list this summer!
Of course, part of the beauty of the Chaleur region is the close proximity between each town and city. If you're looking for activities within a short distance from the Chaleur Local Service Districts, you may want to take a look at our other Summer 2019 suggestions:
We'll see you this summer in the Chaleur region