Gaspesie National Park: Hiking Le Mont-Ernest-Laforce

On our final morning in Gaspesie National Park we decided to hike Mont-Ernest-Laforce, an intermediate level 4,5 km trail.  We left early and arrived as the sun was lighting the treetops.  The weather and light were phenomenal - warm and golden.  Given the early hour, we only saw two other parties on the trail, although there were many people starting the hike as we arrived back at the parking lot. 

The trail wound its way through a forest and upwards above the trees to open and bare hilltops with stunning views. It was windy up top but we barely noticed, our attention on the 360 degree views.  When breakfast began to beckon, we started back down the trail, pausing to watch a mama moose and her baby before heading back to the cabin, packing up and driving east to the tip of the Gaspe peninsula.

I spy moose.

I spy moose.

Touring Gaspesie National Park

It's hard to believe that a full year has flown by since I first published this website and started blogging weekly. It's been a lot of fun and I would like to thank all you readers for dropping by regularly and for your kind comments. It wouldn't be the same without you!!

Our trip to Quebec to see the fall colours continued in Gaspesie National Park. Having arrived in the dark, we woke up to amazing views - towering hillsides of yellow with touches of orange and red. The weather was incredible for October - low 20s and sunshine - perfect hiking weather.

Read about the beginning of our trip as we visit Montreal and Kamouraska.