Nancy Déziel


Scientist, politician, in love with her city and lover of good food, I also love reading, music and arts. I dedicate every possible moment of leisure to enjoying the outdoors, by bike, hiking or even cross-country skiing.
rando vallée rocanigan - Nancy

Vallée Rocanigan

I love going for a hike in this enchanting valley. The hike is at a level that can be done by families, without major elevation gain. All along, the view is magnificent, and you can breathe in the intoxicating scent of the conifers.

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Bucolique - Eugénie

Café Bucolique

After an outdoor activity, I like to eat a meal or a snack in this Sainte-Flore restaurant. A good soup and superb homemade pastries in a setting that changes with the seasons completed with the on-site antiques exhibition.

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Club de Ski de fond et raquettes le Rocher – Cross-country skiing

If you are a beginner in cross-country skiing or if you like shorter routes, I recommend trails 3 and 4 of this cross-country skiing and snowshoeing club. The tracks are very well maintained, they are traced almost daily. For the more experienced skier, I recommend trying trail number 5 with more technical elements and challenges in an all-nature setting. Before leaving, don’t hesitate to stop at the La Mie de Grand-Mère’s bakery for its soups, meals, bread and pastries.

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vélo - Nancy

Sainte-Flore by bike

One of my favorite bike rides starts at the Sainte-Flore’s church to go towards Vallée du Parc. The view of the fields and the mountain are magnificent. – Not to spoil anything, but the asphalt is new there! At Vallée du Parc, the track enters under forest cover and passes the mountain. After, I continue to the entrance of La Mauricie National Park in the St-Gérard-des-Laurentides sector. I like to take a break on the dock at Lac-à-la-Pêche then return by route 351. To end the day well, I recommend to make a gourmet stop either at the Zélé restaurant.

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La Mauricie National Park – Cross-country skiing

My favorite cross-country ski hike is in La Mauricie National Park. Departure from the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector by taking track number 6 towards the Pimbina refuge. The view is simply breathtaking. I then continue with number 5, more in the hinterland and which is a little more of a difficult level, but very exhilarating in its configuration and its landscapes. Resourcing guaranteed! Arrived at the refuge of Lac Isaïe, I return by the track number 3. When exiting the park, I always make a gourmet stop, for a meal or a macchiato, at 2800 du Parc. The food is excellent, and the view of the Saint-Maurice River is superb.

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parc rivière grand-mère - Laury

Parc de la rivière Grand-Mère

For a family picnic, my favorite place is the parc in the Grand-Mère sector. There is a playground, and it’s possible to bike there in short loops. For a hike with more exploration, I like to take the Petite Traverse which allows us to cross to the other side of the Saint-Maurice River. From there, I pass through the St-Georges-de Champlain sector by the cycling trail and go around the lac à la Tortue.

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