Sentiers Grotte des fées



The Lac Adèle Trail, beginning at the intersection of the Les Crètes Trail, takes walkers along a loop to Lac Adèle. Red markers identify the trail leading to a viewpoint of the lake. Along the trail, interpretation panels inform walkers about chaga, coyotes and the Iris versicolor (or Blue Flag Iris), which was named the floral emblem of Quebec in 1999.Walkers will also encounter chaga, a mushroom of the Hymenochaetaceae family, which grows on birch, particularly following the death of the host tree. Chaga was used as a folk remedy in Russia and other northern European countries for centuries. In traditional medicine, it’s believed to be effective against cancer, although there is no scientific evidence to back this up.Further along the trail, you’ll be surprised to see a coyote on an interpretation panel. First introduced to the Gaspé Peninsula in the 1970s, coyotes are discrete animals that are even more cunning than foxes. Lone or in their pack, these nocturnal animals feed on small rodents, hares and carcases found close to farms. They also enjoy wild berries.

Previously nicknamed Sirois Pond, Lac Adèle is a shallow lake surrounded by a swampland and is home to many aquatic animals. A large viewpoint installed on the swamp is ideal for observing the fauna and flora typically found in ponds. Three interpretation panels describe the local fauna, including the great blue heron, an emblem of our territory.



Turning back and continuing to the right, red markers identify the path. Follow a forest trail to rejoin the Les Cèdres Trail and cross the Rivière Blanche. A large welcome panel has been installed to remind you of the path. 


Difficulty of trail: from moderate to easy
Number of kilometers: 2.6 km 

Trail slide show