Parc Chutes Coulonge

Chutes Coulonge Park is a historical logging area in Quebec province near the Ontario border at Pembroke. The location is now a national historical attraction and adventure park. Over the Labour Day long weekend at my friend Justin’s cottage, we visited the park and its interpretive trail.

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Parc Chutes Coulonge on the Coulonge River.

The main attraction in the park is the 42m Grande Chutes waterfall on the Coulonge River, and a 100m long cement log slide used to circumvent the waterfall. There are also treetop obstacle courses and canyon ziplining for the really adventurous – a must try next time!  The trail itself is quite short (actually just a walking path) but there are plenty of things to see on the way. Most impressive is the rush of water down the various large and smaller falls, and through the narrow river canyon. Climbing and ziplining along the rock face looks really exciting.

On the way back to the cottage, we also stopped at the Marchand Covered Bridge which crosses the Coulonge River near Fort-Coulonge. Also known as simply the Red Bridge, it is the longest covered bridge in the province still in use today.

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