Aside 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.


Anglers 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.

Be 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 severe.

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Hiking & 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.

At 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.

Mont 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.

The 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.

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For a virtual tour of the course, click here.