The Registered Maine Guides at Northern Maine ATV Tours bridge the gap between civilization and nature during an array of outdoor activities. Their bread-and-butter ATV tours pair patrons with four-wheeled steeds for half- or full-day rentals, sending them on unguided or guided tours through lush forestscapes. In addition to forging four-wheeler voyages, Northern Maine ATV Tours offers water-based adventures including fishing trips, canoe and kayak excursions, river tubing, and swimming in lakes and ponds. Patrons can also hike through the woodlands on bird-watching missions, hoping to finally get a glimpse of the three-toed woodpecker, spruce grouse, and northern finch convening to discuss inter-species relations. As registered Maine Guides, they strive to promote conservation and safety while exploring the land.
The only catamaran in Tadoussac, the good ship Katmar sets sail every summer day on a cetacean-spotting mission in the Saguenay fjord. A bilingual naturalist narrates each voyage, translating whale-songs while nature-lovers ooh and ahh at some of the Earth's largest creatures. Passengers have a great vantage point no matter which way they look; a glass ceiling affords a view of blue skies, and the Katmar's exclusive underwater camera provides a look at what happens below below-deck. After getting their fill of fascinating views, passengers can grab snacks and drinks at the bar or pick out a keepsake from the souvenir stand.
Mont Farlagne has sent skiers, snowboarders, and tubers soaring down its sides for more than four decades. At first, only four trails sliced through the pine and birch forests, but Mont Farlagne has since grown to feature 22 trails, 13 of which remain open during evening hours. From December through March—when the snow is swept up and packed into coolers for the summer—visitors challenge themselves on hills rated at four different levels of difficulty, taking breaks between runs to browse through the pro shop, refuel in the cafeteria, or warm up with daily drink specials at Avalanche Pub.