You're planning on staying in Nicolet-Yamaska for 24 hours ? Read this artcle to leanr more about the best outdoor activities in the region.
As you arrive in Nicolet-Yamaska in the AM, we suggest you go eat at the Galoto, where they serve original breakfasts. You can also buy some products from their store, such as their delicious bread, pies, cakes and chocolates.
Afterwards, many outdoor activities are offered in the region, if the temperature allows you to. As an example, the Parc écomaritime de l’Anse du port invites you to take a walk on its footbridge. As an addition to being free, this 800 meters-long wood footbridge will show you an unique view of the Lake Saint-Pierre and the Fleuve Saint-Laurent. Ideal for bird observation, the Parc écomaritime is the perfect trail for all the members of the family. You can also bring your food to have a picnic in the areas and on the tables you will find on your way to the observation tower at the end of the footbridge.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy one of the bicycle’s circuits of Nicolet-Yamaska. One of them is located in Pierreville and Saint-François and is offering a service of pontoon on the river that will bring you from a shore to the other. Furthermore, as you will cross the river, the captain of the pontoon will be happy to teach you more about the region of the Bas Saint-François. This service will only cost you 2$ per adult, 1$ per teenager (12 years old to 17 years old) and it’s free for kids (11 years old and less).
For your last meal of the day, the Stratos pizzeria of Nicolet, with its familial ambience, offers you Canadian food in a varied menu of pizza, poutine, pastas, chicken and much more. It’s also possible to eat on a terrace right next to the restaurant during summer.
Later on, you can spend your night at the Camping du Port Saint-François at the cost of 32 to 42 $ a night. On the site, you will find a large pool, three playgrounds, a bike path, fishing on the docks and a sand beach right by the Lake Saint-Pierre.
The next morning, on your way back, we suggest you take the road to Sainte-Perpétue from 9h30 to 11h30 to discover the various products of the Fromagerie Pampille & Barbichette, including the famous goat milk yogourt.