Activities

On site or nearby activities include

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Bird-watching (loons, ducks, various songbirds, partridge and more)
  • Wildlife sightings (moose, deer, turkey, beaver and more)
  • Nature walks
  • Biking
  • Fall colors sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog-sledding
  • Maple syrup activities in spring

Fly fishing and the lake

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At near 400 feet above the level of nearby Lake Megantic, Trout Lake is fed by mountain streams and underground springs and a thriving wild brook trout population, growing to a plump 18 inches, is a testament to the water quality. We do not stock our lake!

In the interest of preserving the abundant wild brook trout population, only fly fishing is permitted on Trout Lake. This is the only method which allows you to easily release the fish, when necessary.

No gas-powered craft of any kind are allowed on the lake, only electric motors with batteries or paddle power. This rule insures a peaceful lake experience and a continued pristine lake water quality.

Some boats and canoes are available. You may bring your own boat but we are wary of transporting contaminants into Trout Lake. You must be sure your boat is clean and free of algae, weeds and other possible contaminants.

Please also see various journal entries from a frequent fisherman, environmental writer and author, Ted Williams.

Nearby fishing destinations: Lake Megantic, Spider Lake, the Chaudière river.

Guiding can be provided with advanced notice for an additional cost and introductory fly fishing weekends are offered regularly. Our instructors have over 20 years of experience and are graduates of the Orvis Advanced Fly Casting School.

 

Beaches
Piopolis municipal beach on Lac-Mégantic, is 15 minutes away, Baie des Sables in Lac-Mégantic within 30 minutes

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Golf
You can practice your swing at club de golf de Lac-Mégantic (30 min away)

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Horseback riding in Piopolis

Spend an afternoon horse back riding through the forest at a nearby horse farm. 

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Downhill Skiing

Sugarloaf USA (Kingfield, Maine)
Mount Orford (Magog, Quebec) (90 minutes)

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Additional Tourist Information

For more information on activities in the region, please visit one of the following sites:

www.tourisme-megantic.com
www.easterntownships.org
www.piopolis.ca (french only)
www.montgosford.com  (french only)