195 km (120 mi.)Percé to Carleton-sur-Mer
Still on Route 132, head to Chaleur Bay where you can visit a lively and cosy place in Carleton-sur-Mer: the Le Naufrageur microbrewery. The selection of beers—a dozen of them on a permanent basis—will please visitors of all kinds. Relax on the sunny patio or by the fire and be sure to sample some of the many regional dishes on the menu.
Chaleur Bay really deserves its name (which means heat), which means Carleton-sur-Mer is a perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities: hiking, swimming, relaxing on the beach, camping, etc. A few kilometres away, the town of Nouvelle is home to an important fossil-rich site: Parc national de Migusha. Recognized as a UNESCO Heritage Site, the park will take you some 380 million years back in time!
Îles de la Madeleine
From Carleton-sur-Mer, you can get to the Îles de la Madeleine by driving to Souris, Prince Edward Island (580 km / 360 mi.), and then taking the CTMA ferry (5 hours).
Once on the Islands, head to the town of L’Étang-du-Nord, on Cap aux Meules Island, where the À l’Abri de la Tempête microbrewey will welcome you in a seaside atmosphere. Its award-winning beers are made from local ingredients, such as plants, seaweed, herbs and smoked malt from Fumoir d’Antan, a smokehouse located on the neighbouring island. Fresh and authentic flavours are guaranteed!
There are many things to do and see on the Islands. On the agenda: enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, sea kayaking, kitesurfing, sea excursions), discover local artists and artisans, relax on the beach, savour fresh seafood, and much more!