Interpretive trail Parc Bench Recreational vehicle parking Parking

Distance: 1.4 km loop
Time: 1 h
Difficulty: Easy
Habitat: Forest, fresh water

This was a very popular self-guided trail in the past. There were beavers on this trail for about 10 years (1975 to 1985), after which they left because of a shortage of food.

Have you ever wondered what happens to a forest after the beavers have left? The interpretive panels describe the beaver’s impact of the forest, its habits and its characteristics. Keep a look out for signs of its return.

In season, orchids can be seen along the trail. The diversity of the trees and shrubs also attracts a wide variety of birds, both during the day and evening.


Be Prepared!

Know your physical limits
Kouchibouguac’s wilderness is famous for its hiking and bicycle trails. Choose a trail that is challenging but enjoyable for you.

Pack for comfort and safety
A sweater and a windbreaker are good insurance against variable weather. We recommend footwear with good traction and support. Pack fresh water and a snack, even if you’re planning a short hike.

Plan your route and stick to it
Let someone know where you plan on hiking and your estimated time of return.

Stay on marked trails
For your own safety and to preserve the ecological integrity of our park.

Leave no trace
Please carry out all garbage, yours and any you may find on the trail.