from all of the Outdoor features, there are several
outdoor activities available.
Just a short walk away, Meadow Bay beach is great for swimming,
with a very gradual decline in the waters depth. This is a particularly
great feature for young children, most of whom simply can't get
over their heads within 50 feet of the shoreline. (yes, that is
someone standing 50 feet out).
There is a small dock at Meadow Bay beach, which can be used to
attach a powerboat, however all powerboats must be kept off to the
side and avoid the swimming area regardless of whether others are
at the beach or not. It is also quite shallow, so speed must be
kept to a minimum within 100 feet of the dock.
We have a great canoe stored at the beach and there are life preservers
in the storage room. Kayaks and wind surfers are welcome.
A boat launch can be found in town.
will find an abundance of Bass (both small mouth and large mouth), Pickerel, Catfish,
Perch, Pike, Walleye, White Fish and various other fish in Lac Ste. Marie.
sure to have your Province of Quebec fishing permit with you at all times. These
can be found in most sporting goods stores and from a number of outfitters. Also
be sure to consult the Quebec government on what is "In season" and
what is not - this can vary in different regions in Quebec. Penalties can be very
more information on fishing in Quebec, go to:
& Mountain Biking
There is a hiking and mountain biking trail up the
hill behind the cottage, which leads directly to the base of Mont Ste. Marie.
the base of our meadow, there is a horseshoe pit and the shoes can be found in
the storage room. Gambling is not recommended, but usually inevitable.
Ste. Marie Golf Course
This is a beautiful mountain course sculpted into
the rolling Gatineau hills. The front nine carries you over and around a huge
mountainous knoll, with several breathtaking views and elevated tees (the 4th
hole is a particular favorite). The back nine is more of a classical layout with
several water holes, but also featuring several elevated tees with the mountains
serving as a constant backdrop.
course is approximately 6,609 yards from the Blues, 6,263 from the Whites with
a slope rating of 128 and 126, respectively. Saturday's are popular.
more information on the course, rates etc., go to www.montstemarie.com
For a virtual tour of the course, click here.