195 km (120 mi.)Percé to Carleton-sur-Mer
Still on Route 132, head to the Chaleur Bay area where you can visit a lively and cozy 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 lives up to its name (chaleur means heat), which makes Carleton-sur-Mer a particularly good 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 site: Parc national de Miguasha. Included on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List, the park will take you some 380 million years back in time!
Îles de la Madeleine
From Carleton-sur-Mer, you can take a side trip to the Îles de la Madeleine archipelago by driving to Souris, Prince Edward Island (580 km / 360 mi.), and then taking the CTMA ferry (5-hour crossing) to the Islands.
Once on the archipelago, head to the town of L’Étang-du-Nord, on Cap aux Meules Island, where the À l’Abri de la Tempête microbrewery will welcome you in a seaside atmosphere. Its award-winning beers are made from local ingredients including seaweed, herbs and smoked malt from Fumoir d’Antan, a smokehouse located on a neighbouring island. Fresh and authentic flavours are guaranteed!
There are many things to do and see in this region! Enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, sea kayaking, kitesurfing, sea excursions, etc.), discover local artists and artisans, relax on the beach, savour fresh seafood and much more!