Useful informations

Acoatica
Ice fishing
Others

Summer activities

Acoatica

We recommend that you book your tickets online, a head of time, in order to preserve the desired time allocation.

You must show up at the exact time indicated on your confirmation.

Good weather, bad weather Acoatica is open, except in case of closure for security reasons.

On the gourmet adventure, you will find barbecues where you can cook your catch. You can also enjoy the local side dishes (extra costs).

It is prohibited to bring your cooler into the Fishing Adventure area, but you can bring it along with your picnic in the Gourmet Adventure section.

We recommend bringing your fishing rods. If this is not possible for you, we will provide you with fishing rods and worms for free. Y ou may also easily leave with your catch since on-site guides carefully prepare the fish in a bag containing ice. You can also bring your container.

Employees are on grounds to help you install the bait, take off the fish and answer any questions you might have.

Acoatica’s experience may be compared to a concert or a movie admission. If you are not able to be present, we do not make any refunds or modifications on your initial purchase.

Winter activities

Ice fishing

A reservation is required 24 hours in advance. We recommend online booking by clicking here in order to reserve the desired time space. Places are Limited. Note that the activity must be done within a same family bubble. If you wish to book the same day, please contact us by phone at 1 888 849-2677 and we can evaluate the possibilities with you depending on the availabilities.

The ticket includes free rental of equipment and baits, ice safety training, a fish catch that you may bring home to cook by bringing along your container, winter hiking access to the Moulins trail (3, 5 km easy level), access to the interactive Acoatica (survival game) and a hot apple cider with local flavors. You may calculate between 1:30 and 3:00 to take advantage of the site. Depending on the snowfall, we suggest bringing your snowshoes / hiking cleats to explore the Moulins trail.

You must arrive at the exact time which is indicated on your confirmation.

We provide fishing rods and baits, although you may bring your own equipment. You can also easily leave with your catch since the guides take care of preparing the fish and placing it in a bag with ice. It is also possible to bring your own container.

You must bring a mask as it is mandatory inside the reception. Outside, we recommend that social distancing (2 metres) be respected at all times. If this is not possible, wear a neck warmer or other tight fitting clothing that covers the nose and mouth. The garment should be made of at least 2 layers of close-knit fabric.

The fishing activity takes place outside, there is no heated shelter near the pond. We therefore suggest warm boots and clothing. It’s always a good idea to bring a few extra layers in prediction of variable weather conditions.

Employees are on grounds to help you install the bait, take off the fish and answer any questions you might have.

On-site cooking is not offered during winter but you may easily leave with your catch since on-site guides carefully prepare the fish in a bag containing ice. You can also bring your container.

Bathrooms are available inside the reception area (less than 2 minutes from the fishing ponds). Wearing a mask is mandatory inside the reception area.

The experience takes place entirely outdoors and will be canceled in the event of rain or any other temperature variation that affects the thickness of the ice.

The ice fishing experience is like a concert or going to the movies. If you cannot be present, we do not offer any refunds or modifications.

Others

The wearing of the mask is mandatory inside the reception.

Parc Découverte Nature is located within 15 minutes (20 km) from Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook.

Pets are not allowed on the site.

We strongly recommend card payments such as debit or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa). As of today, cash payments are still accepted although will require additional processing time on site. We strongly recommend that you purchase your ticket online before your visit.

Parking is free.

  • In order to ensure the safety of our visitors and employees, we have implemented the established CNESST recommendations and apply government recommendations.
  • Installation of awareness panels to reinforce social distancing (2 meters).
  • Increase in cleaning frequencies on all surfaces considered to be frequent contact areas and in high traffic areas (reception areas, washrooms, door handles, faucets, IT accessories, etc.).
  • Reception building organization (line-ups following social distancing of 2 meters, identification of corridors encouraging one-way circulation, limitation of employees and visitors in common areas, addition of physical barriers (clear acrylic panels) and access to hydroalcoholic solutions such as “Purell”, use of disposable hand paper stations and contactless bins.
  • Training integrating CNESST recommendations and government guidelines for all our employees.
  • Card payment methods such as debit or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa) will be highly recommended. Cash is still accepted to date, but will require additional processing time on site.

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is located within less than 15 minutes (20 km). It offers its visitors several outdoor activities through the seasons: Foresta Lumina, hiking, camping, shelter and ready-to-camp (summer and winter), mountain biking  and fatbike, snowshoeing, winter hiking, ice climbing, etc.

Lake Lyster beach
This nearby public beach is free of access and is located near the park. Parking area, picnic tables, beach volleyball, children games are available. It is also possible to rent water facilities (kayak, canoe, pedal boats) to explore Lake Lyster within the shadow of the magnificent Pinacle Mountain. Lifeguards are on site during summer season. Dogs are not allowed at the beach. For information please call: 819 679-0176.

The Mill Trail
Free of charge, the Mill Trail is a historic pathway including several explanatory panels which provide information on the prevailing history of Baldwin village and its fish farm.
Leaving from Parc Découverte Nature following Niger River, this hiking experience to the sound of waterfalls becomes a unique natural hiking trip. The activity is suitable for families as the level is considered easy through its 3.5 km (2.2 miles). Visitors usually take approximately 45 minutes to complete this trail.

Mount Pinacle
Also free of charge, Mount Pinacle is located a few kilometers from the park. Hiking and bird watching are guaranteed favorites!

First starting point: Leaving your car at Parc Découverte Nature and following the Mill trail to Baldwin village and thereafter following the trail to Mount Pinacle. Approximately 10.5 km (6.5 miles) round trip.

Second starting point: Leaving Baldwin village’s parking lot at (1891, chemin May, Coaticook, Qc J1A 2S4), and following the Pinacle Mountain trail. Approximately 7.5 km (4.6 miles) round trip. Trail Map – Keep the image of the map and the phrase below.

For more information, visit the website of the Parc Harold F. Baldwin which hosts the Mount Pinacle

Rock climbing
Rock climbing fans certainly know Mount Pinacle, an impressive cliff of 190 m (625 ft.) that plunges abruptly into the waters of Lake Lyster. To adventure yourself on these walls you must be a member of the FMQE (Mountain Climbing Quebec Federation) or you can acquire a daily climbing card (available at the village store located at the entrance of the trail).

Complete your stay with us by consulting the website of Tourisme Coaticook and Tourism Eastern Townships.

• We strongly recommend that you purchase your ticket online prior to your visit.
• Please Respect social distancing (2 meters) at all times.
• Prepare an adequate supply of hand soap and gel sanitizer.
• Make sure to bring cleaning and sanitizing supplies such as disinfectant wipes to use on frequently touched surfaces.
• Prepare yourself with facial protection such as masks or visors.
• Make sure you have a tablecloth on hand for your picnic table.
• We strongly recommend bringing your fishing rods.
• If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19, please do not show up, please comply with the government-recommended 14 days confinement.
• Prioritize card payments such as debit or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa). As of today, cash payments are still accepted although will require additional processing time on site.