The Route des Frontières and Lakes circuit

190 kilometres loop
Rivière-du-Loup - Pohénégamook - Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac - Rivière-du-Loup

From Rivière-du-Loup, take Route 132 in the westward direction, then Route 289, which is the starting point of the Border Road bordering the state of Maine and the province of New Brunswick.

After going through Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, a beautiful winding road will lead you to this well-known place of

leisure that is Pohénégamook and its lake of the same name. Here, sandy beach, resort, restaurants, hostels and microbrewery contribute to the “holiday village” atmosphere of this area. You will go through three verydistinct districts: Saint-Éleuthère, Estcourtand Sully. In Estcourt, you will be able to make a halt at the Border Park, see the tiny international bridge and the Canada-United States limit.

Continue then towards Rivière-Bleue and Route 232 that will lead you to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac districts. Chosen rest area of many motorcyclists, you will find the very animated Clair Soleil Park during summer, main streets gathering locals and vacationers, beaches, lodges and restaurants. The Témiscouata Lake (42-kilometer long) will be at your feet, everywhere.

Complete this circuit by taking Highway 85 North until the exit for Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata, through Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! From there, Route 291 will bring you to Rivière-du-Loup through several lower St. Lawrence villages.

You will take pleasure in discovering Rivière-du-Loup, second biggest city of the region, and its Parc des Chutes located in the middle of downtown, its numerous attractions, sea excursions and whales cruises from the wharf, its restaurants and accommodation establishments for all tastes and budgets. The Parc de la Pointe, by the river, is well worth a visit. At night, you will see flamboyant sunsets that make the reputation of the region.

For more details about this tour, visit the Route des Frontières website.

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