6 free activities to discover in Saint-Donat
Who said doing activities requires a budget? Not us! In Saint-Donat, you will find a ton of free activities to do during the summer season just a few minutes from the heart of the village. What are you waiting for? Here are 6 free activities to inspire you on your next getaway.
Enjoying the beach
The municipal beach at Parc des Pionniers (in French) is the perfect place for lazing around or for building the biggest sandcastles. Take a dip in Lake Archambault bordered by the region’s mountains without worry, as the beach is lifeguarded until Labor Day. There is a large parking lot on site to park your car.
Go on a hike
No need to go far to climb in nature. The village of Saint-Donat is surrounded by magnificent hiking areas. Whether you prefer to walk in the forest, in the mountains, by a lake or in the very heart of the village, you will be spoiled for choice of trails on which to move. Plan your next hike and read our guide of the perfect hiker before venturing into the area!
Explore by bike
Whether you are a mountain biking (in French) or road biking lover, there is something for all styles in Saint-Donat. The newly developed trails at Parc des Pionniers and Parc Louise-Beaudry as well as the skill park are all places that will give you the opportunity to test your ability to manage obstacles. Road bike routes remain very popular with cyclists who appreciate the drops and magnificent views. Our essentials: the Archambault and Ouareau lakes tour and the Baribeau lake sector. Discover our most beautiful courses!
Have a picnic
What could be nicer than taking advantage of the beautiful days with friends to have a picnic? Stock up at our local merchants and head to the Parc des Pionniers to eat in an idyllic setting by the lake. At sunset, the view of the mountains is simply sublime. What more could you ask for?
Observe the fauna
The municipality of Saint-Donat is a real sanctuary for birds! (in French) On the sentier des Étangs, located on Desrochers Street, more than 180 species of birds have been recorded around these three ponds, which makes it an exceptional site for the amateur ornithologist in you. The easily accessible path also allows people with reduced mobility to walk there. Which bird do you think you will see during your walk?
Entertain the kids
If the kids are with you, you will appreciate the play areas set up in the parc des Pionniers and the parc Plein Soleil. The mountain biking skill park is also a gathering place for young people who face obstacles with enthusiasm. The sentier des Étangs is also a safe place for kids’ first bike rides.
Do you want to extend your stay in Saint-Donat?
Take advantage of your visit to enjoy a good meal in one of the many restaurants on rue Principale. Small cafes, microbrewery, pizzeria, bistro and resto-bar, there is something for everyone. Once your stomach is full, why hit the road again? Instead, treat yourself to a cozy stay in a lodge or inn a few steps from the village of Saint-Donat. There is plenty of accommodation choices to welcome you in the region for a night or more!