Continuing eastward, the next cove along coast is home to the village of Marsoui, where the forestry industry is still the mainstay of the economy. The area’s large commercial maple groves use state-of-art technology to produce maple syrup. Inland from the coast, anglers will delight in the abundant lakes and rivers, and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
Each July, Marsoui celebrates an arts festival – the Rendez-vous des Arts marsois – in the A.-Couturier park and a local gallery, adding its unique cultural flair to the region. Visitors can also enjoy the diverse accommodations (campground, cottages and B&Bs), restaurants and the Internet cafe.
Populace name: Marsois, Marsoises
Area: 178.95 km2
Year founded: 1950