Thurso - Bucolic walk
What do Chemins d’eau, La Route Verte and the Cycl-O-Route have in common? These three attractions are located on Route 148. Running along the Outaouais River, it’s not surprising that Tourisme Outaouaishas chosen this route to create Les Chemins d’eau. Bicycling and motorcycling enthusiasts also enjoy this relatively flat route offering distinctive riverside landscapes. Your trip starts in Lochaber-Partie-Ouest, just outside Gatineau. Whether you’re motoring or pedalling, your eyes will be drawn to the south, toward the water and the fields stretching out before you. But be sure not to miss some of the impressive farms on your left. Next, you’ll travel through Guy Lafleur’s hometown, Thurso. At the entrance to the town, you’ll see a huge factory, a witness to the forest industry. Once past this little city, you’ll reconnect with the beauty of natural landscapes. Actually, you’ll be travelling through the Parc national de Plaisance. In the village of Plaisance, you’ll notice the stone entrance to this ornithological wonder, a true Québec treasure. Route 148 continues to Papineauville, past the main high school serving the territory. Several businesses and national brand restaurants franchises will beckon you. The choice to stop or not is yours. Many will consider it a must. In Montebello, next stop on your adventure, you’ll find boutiques, local restaurants and mouth-watering local fare: cheese, chocolate and beer crafted in the village await you along with many tourist attractions. After shopping, visiting, learning, admiring, savouring and eating, you can push on to the last village on Route 148, in the Petite Nation, Fassett. It’s yours to discover and to tout its merits.