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Located at the confluence of Rivière Madawaska and Lac Témiscouata, Dégelis takes its name from a distinctive phenomenon: the “dégelis,” an old French term meaning that the water remains ice-free.
Every winter, a stretch of almost 15 kilometres of Rivière Madawaska does not freeze. The open water allows several duck species to overwinter here. Located on New Brunswick's doorstep, Dégelis offers access to the Petit Témis interprovincial bike trail as well as to the Grands-Pins campground in the Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata and the Bas-Saint-Laurent section of the National Hiking Trail.
Enjoy the pedestrian and bike path over the dam on Lac Témiscouata, the municipal campground, the sunset views from the beach, the marina, the descent of the Rivière Madawaska, the Jardin céleste Polaris (celestial-themed garden), the quad and snowmobile trails, and the vast hunting and fishing areas of ZEC Owen (controlled harvesting zone).
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