The Devil's Fountain
The Devil's Fountain, near Saint-Maurice River.© Parks Canada / Pierre Ferrer / CDPF-03-0828, 2001
The intense glow of the blast furnace and the flickering flames of the Forges cast fearsome shadows on workshop walls. It was quite literally the stuff of numerous local legends. According to these accounts, the Devil himself was often seen haunting the environs. Once, in fact, he got into a fight with a workman. They said Old Nick also had his own fountain of fire!
The Nature Trail
Nature trail.© Parks Canada / Jean Audet / FOR/NA/00/PO-0049
Now that you're here, take advantage of the nature trail bordering the banks of the St. Maurice River, which plunges and dives its way past the Forges.
Lush trees and shrubbery line the trail, which affords a series of incredible panoramas. Easy walking and pleasant breaks are to be had all along the way.
Experience the splendor of the St. Maurice.
A Green Area
Picnic area.© Parks Canada / Jean-Marie Marois / FOR/AC/00/PO-0473
You may have worked up an appetite after your walk. What would you say now to a picnic?
Several tables have been set out for your enjoyment. But if you'd rather sit on the lawn, by all means suit yourself! There's no shortage of seating with a view!
If the kids feel like kicking around a ball or running about, let them burn off their excess steam. The lawn areas provide a broad, safe area to play in.