Little, Big Bear Safari
This new attraction in one of our neighbouring communities is generating more and more interest. Located in Acadieville, Little, Big Bear Safari will not disappoint you! You’ll have the opportunity to admire bears in their natural habitat from the safety of an observation tower. For more details, visit the website (www.bearsafari.com) and plan your safari today!
Located approximately 17 km from Rogersville on the Pleasant Ridge Road, Després Lake is a place of unparalleled natural beauty. With a small wharf and new walking and bike trails, the lake area is the perfect place for a family outing. A must have on your places to visit.
Monument Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
The Notre-Dame de l’Assomption monument, which has been a provincial historic site since 1984, was erected in 1912 by Mgr. Marcel-François Richard, Father of Acadia, who now rests beneath the monument. The construction of the first monument, was to house a statue of the Virgin Mary that Mgr. Richard had received as a gift from the organizers of the 1910 Congrès eucharistique de Montréal [eucharistic congress of Montreal]. Mgr. Richard’s vision, was to make this shrine a place of pilgrimage and gathering for all Acadians. In 1972, the current monument was built, after a fire destroyed the original monument in 1969. The annual novena is held from August 6 to 14 and is highlighted with the torchlight procession on August 15, National Acadian Day. The monument will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012.
Parc Mille Pas
This beautiful walking trail is located along Principale Street and is equipped with a trail, picnic tables, benches, flowers and shelters. From the trail you can stop for a bite at a local restaurant, treat yourself to an ice cream or dessert at the dairy bar, visit the boutiques all along the trail, visit the Monument National Notre-Dame de l’Assomption—a historic site—or stop at the visitor information centre to pick up a schedule of the guided tours offered in the municipality during the summer.
Monasteries of the Trappist Fathers and the Trappistine Sisters
A hundred years ago, Mgr. Richard invited two religious orders to settle in the region. The Cistercian monks and nuns of these two monasteries are part of our rich cultural and religious heritage, and continue to live a life of prayer and contemplation. For more information on retreats, meditation and room availability, please visit the following websites: www.calvaryabbey.com and www.trappistine.org.
ATV and snowmobile trails
Our area offers extensive trails for all you nature lovers who want to explore our trails on ATVs and snowmobiles that includes rest stops along the way. It’s a family pastime and a regional asset that everyone will love. We know you’ll love it, too!
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