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The trail entrance is located at Walter McKenzie Park in Scotstown and then wanders in the Hampden area.

From Patriot's Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend, come bike and hike the trail.

The park is then closed during the hunting season until mid-December and is accessible again until the thaw for snowshoeing (or cross-country skiing if you open your own trails). Please note that the parking lots at the Marécage des Scots and Colonie de Franceville rest areas are not cleared during the winter.

The graveled multifunctional trail winds through the forest on a 16 km round trip.

You can continue for another 4.5 kilometres - on the Valley Trail (Piste de la Valllée) - within the Franceville sector of Mont-Mégantic National Park (MNMP). You will have to pay an access fee for this section within the MNMP though. This will take you to the beaver stop (Halte des castors); this magnificent family hike totalling a little over 25 kilometres (round trip) will be one of your favourites, that's for sure!  For more details, visit

We invite you to respect the regulations, especially for your safety, during the closed season for hunting. We insist on the respect of the environment and the obligation to bring back your garbage.

The Parc du Marécage des Scots is an ambitious project in full development.

Le sentier de Franceville

inside the Parc du Mont-Mégantic

This sector of the park offers 15 km of snowshoeing on the Franceville Peaks Trail (Cimes de Franceville) and the Escarpment Trail (Sentier des Escarpements). Discover the valley of the mountain stream and the ridges of the massif in a different light!

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Touristic Attractions, here and around

Here, for the observatory (ASTROLab) of Mont-Mégantic,

«We preserve the Dark Sky Reserve»

The Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve has won the Dark Sky Territory of the Year - 2021 award.  This distinction underlines the commitment of our entire community to the protection of the nocturnal environment.  


Our unique territory is one of the few inhabited places on Earth where the night sky is still in its natural state. We are exceptionally fortunate to be able to observe the Milky Way and thousands of stars every night. Most human beings have never seen such spectacles and we are privileged to be able to enjoy this experience from home.