This trail was developed while minimizing the impact on nature. It follows along and crosses the Iroquois River. Along the way to the village of Duhamel, you’ll be at able to view beautiful waterfalls.
Starting from the parking lot on chemin des Lacs, you can contemplate the beautiful waterfalls from the adjacent lookout. These are on the former site of an old log slide built at the time of the log drives. You may then cross the stream on the bridge spanning the falls. Afterward you will travel along the stream for 2.5 km until you reach another wooden bridge.
The intersection offers two choices:
You may hike to chemin Tour-du-Lac (750 m). Enjoy a pleasant pause beside the waterfalls where picnic tables have been brought by canoe.
- Or you may walk upstream on the creek, travelling on the other bank of the river to reach chemin des Lacs.
- The chemin des Lacs will lead you to De la Ferme Lake (2.9 km) visible from the top of the cliff. With a slight detour, you’ll discover the Jack Wapic cave!
- You may hike around De la Ferme Lake. The LAC DE LA FERME segment of the trail is temporarily CLOSED.
- A few hills will test your resistance but all in all it is a pleasant and relatively easy course. As you hike around the lake, you’ll appreciate its beauty and its clear waters.
- As you continue your walk along the old Singer (of sewing machine fame) railroad track, you will reach the village.
- Map of the Iroquois National Trail (PDF):
Map of Sentier National Iroquois: