The many attractions in Saint-Athanase showcase the beauty of nature. Mont Thompson and the falls at Chute à l'Orignal, located in the beautiful maple woods of the Rivière Noire Valley, can be reached partway by car, partway on foot.
From the center of the municipalit, take the dirt road to the parking area and the hike in 3 kilometres to reach the falls. Six kilometres further on, you'll finda 6 kilometres multiuser trail (quad, mountain bike, hiking) leading to Mont Thompson, at 630 metres on the highest peaks in Temiscuata, where you can enjoy the stunnig views from the lookout and rest area with picnic tables. Lac aux Canard can be reach with a loop trail neraly 4 kilometres long and open year roundstarting from the lakehead of Lac Boucanéon Route de Picard.
Head out on snowshoes or cross-country skis in wintee or on foot afetr snow melts, to enjoy the trail with its information panels about the area's fauna and flora leading to rest and picnic near the lake.