Five reasons to choose Duchesnay as your summer playground

Nestled between lake and forest less than 30 minutes from Québec City, it’s the dream setting and venue of choice for your upcoming outdoor outings. Welcome to Duchesnay, the ultimate all-in-one nature destination where you’ll enjoy the very best of summer! Panoramic views and natural wonders as far as the eye can see, sports and recreational activities, a sandy beach, good food, and moments of pure relaxation – Duchesnay has it all!

This immense natural playground is waiting just for you. You need a little more inspiration? Here we go!

The vast expanse of Lac Saint-Joseph

What a magnificent lake! A perfect place to explore your inner sailor. Let’s meet up at vast Lac Saint-Joseph where you’ll enjoy a host of nautical activities, including canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, and rabaska canoeing. Feeling particularly nimble? Why not test your balance on a paddleboard and admire the beauty of the setting at one and the same time?  This equipment is offered for rent right on site! And for those who prefer to bask in the sun and take dips in the water, a beautiful sandy beach is available exclusively for clients staying at the hotel. It’s time for a dip!

The signature: a beautiful four-star hotel

Located at the heart of the site in a unique natural environment, our four-star hotel invites you to come enjoy the comfort of one of its rooms. You’ll be charmed by the country style premises during a stay in one of the hotel’s 48 rooms, all of which offer a view of Lac Saint-Joseph. You can also take advantage of the many amenities available to visitors: a heated indoor pool, sauna, outdoor spa, and games room.

The gourmet cuisine of Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps

What a treat for your inner foodie! Come and sample the food at Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps, featuring traditional Québec products in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If sun and heat are on the scene, head outside to the terrace to enjoy your meal... and the view!

A privileged contact with nature

In addition to an exceptional ecosystem, the Duchesnay forest offers a multitude of possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts. For both casual and experienced hikers, the more than 25 kilometres of hiking trails lead to all sorts of discoveries, including rock shelters, a geological phenomenon which fascinates each and every one. Dyed-in-the-wool trail runners will also be delighted. They’ll take advantage of our safe groomed trails in the heart of the forest to enjoy this ever-more-popular activity. And the more daring will take up the Arbraska Duchesnay challenge, an unforgettable aerial experience in the treetops at nature’s very own pace.

The organized activities

At Duchesnay, there’s never a dull moment! Our team offers a vast array of initiation and interpretation activities, for young and old alike. Think you’ve done it all? Well, think again! You can choose from such activities as archery and rabaska canoeing, not to mention tall tale sessions and nocturnal forest strolls. And the best part of all of this? Most organized activities are offered free of charge for hotel guests.

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