Mont-Orford National Park

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Mont-Orford National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
2007-07 Parc du Mont-Orford - Étang Fer-de-lance.jpg
Map showing the location of Mont-Orford National Park
Map showing the location of Mont-Orford National Park
Location Orford, Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
Nearest city Magog, Quebec
Coordinates 45°20′00″N 72°13′00″W / 45.33333°N 72.21667°W / 45.33333; -72.21667Coordinates: 45°20′00″N 72°13′00″W / 45.33333°N 72.21667°W / 45.33333; -72.21667[1]
Area 58.37 square kilometres (22.54 sq mi)
Established 1938

Mont-Orford National Park is a park in Orford, Quebec, Canada that is maintained and protected by the Sépaq.[2]

Geography[edit]

The park is located immediately north of Magog in the Eastern Townships tourist region of the province. It encompasses several mountain peaks, among which are Mont Orford, Mont Giroux (Pic aux Corbeaux), Mont Alfred Desrochers, Mont Chauve, and the Massif des Chênes.

Recreation[edit]

The park is open year-round. Popular summer activities in the park include camping, hiking, swimming, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, row boating, rock climbing, paddle surfing, and wildlife watching. The most popular winter sport in the park is alpine skiing, with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow walking, and Ski-Vel (wheelchair skiing).[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 374630 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ "Registre des aires protégées du Québec" (PDF) (in French). Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs. p. 3. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Parc national du Mont-Orford". Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

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