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Plaisance National Park

Date of the hike:    Saturday 30 May 2015

Location:                Plaisance

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Plaisance National Park

Leader : Anne and Édith

Distance:  8 to 20 km 

Level: Easy (Levels of difficulty for hikes)

In celebration of May, the Ramblers invite you to spend Saturday, May 30  in Plaisance National park,  on the edge of the Ottawa River. In spring, Plaisance puts on a dazzling performance starring thousands of Canada Geese and ducks. We have the choice   of several trails and  will decide on which one  to hike depending on weather conditions.

There are many easy trails.We are assured of being able to walk on the trails which are  shared between cyclists and pedestrians: the Petite-Presqu'île Trail (20 km round trip) or the Grande-Presqu'île Trail (9 km round trip). We will hike mainly on:Les Baies, 5.5 km (round trip), La Sarcelle, 3 km (round trip), Le Carouge, 2.5 km (round trip) and La Zizanie des Marais,a 1 km (loop),   trail runs for 1 km and has a floating boardwalk and a lookout tower. The marsh edge bustles day and night with the life of birds, fishes, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. 

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After the hike in the Park, we will take the cars and drive on the other side of the village to the  Plaisance Falls ; we will have a picnic or a snack on the banks of Petite-Nation River; it is possible to walk on a 2 km trail while discovering  North Nation Mills and the Heritage Centre . The scenery is breathtaking.

Plaisance Falls: Fees $5.00 par person or $4 per person (group rate).

 
Plaisance Park Fees:
Entrance fees are $ 8.50 per person. If we are 15 people or more, we will be able to benefit from the $ 7.50 per person group rate.
Facilities at the welcome centre.
 
Carpool: Register for this hike by clicking on LIST and specify whether you want to carpool.
Meet at 8 am at the Hudson Shopping Centre, 3100 Harwood, Hudson; we will leave  at 8:15.
The drive should not take more than an hour. We will meet at the Visitor Centre at 9:30 a.m.
 
Bring a lunch as well as lots ofvwater and mosquitos repellent.
 
Waterproof hiking boots might be necessary. If you have them, bring binoculars for better observation of the birds.

Directions to Plaisance : http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Saint-Lazare,+QC&daddr=Plaisance+at+1001+Chemin+des+Presqu'iles.&hl=fr&ll=45.416768,-74.613647&spn=0.518618,1.234589&sll=53.796105,-68.44248&sspn=28.145746,79.013672&geocode=FQW_tAIdW7-U-ymLpFgAfErJTDFvUDC9Ht5PQw%3BFVLStwIdXEaG-yHxUwwtNayxfynda5NBvlzOTDHxUwwtNayxfw&oq=saint-lazare&mra=ls&t=m&z=10

In the village, turn left on Chemin es Presqu'îles.

It is possible to take Highway 50 W from Hawkesbury; exit 197:Montée Papineau/Plaisance. 

Information on the Park creation

                Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees may be paid by cheque or with Paypal.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver and the participant guidelines, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at invite-guest@lesrara.ca. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. 

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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