AAA Editor Notes
Mont-Orford National Park (Parc national du Mont-Orford) is off Autoroute 10 exit 118. The four-season recreation area boasts three impressive peaks: Mont Orford is the highest at 853 metres (2,799 ft.), Mont Alfred-DesRochers rises to 670 metres (2,198 ft.) and Mont Chauve is 600 metres (1,968 ft.) high. The provincial park offers a visitor center, 50 kilometres (31 mi.) of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, 80 kilometres (50 mi.) of hiking trails, 486 camping sites, and hut and cabin lodgings. Such activities as kayaking, swimming and rock climbing also can be enjoyed. Various species, including white-tailed deer and great blue herons, may be observed in their natural habitat.
Nestled within the park is the Orford Arts Centre (Centre d'arts Orford), home to a world-class academy of music and the Orford Summer Festival. Founded in 1951, the center also features three exhibition spaces for visual artists as well as a sculpture garden.
Pets are not permitted.
Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.