AAA Editor Notes
Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site (Lieu historique national du Fort-Témiscamingue) is 6 km (4 mi.) s. via Hwy. 101 at 834 ch. du Vieux-Fort. Visitors learn about the site at the narrows of lac Témiscamingue, which was critical to Algonquin Indians and later to Europeans, who built a fur-trading post here about 1720. While the post operated for nearly 200 years, only the fort's chimneys and cemeteries remain visible today. Costumed docents re-create the past on the Discovery Trail, which features replica Hudson's Bay Co. buildings. An interpretation center with interactive displays also is on-site. The Enchanted Forest is composed of strangely shaped eastern cedars.
Guided tours are available. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.