Perce is a cute fishing village that prospers from the tourists. Their are boat tours you can take around the peninsula and a popular “Bird Island” where you can see hundreds of thousands of Northern Gannets.
Perce means pierced in French and there’s a rock formation in the water that has a big pierced hole in it. The Perce Rock is one of the world’s largest natural arches and is considered a natural icon of Quebec.
One of the other natural phenomena is the Grande Crevasse on the Mont Blanc Hiking Trail.
The trail starts off behind a motel and restaurant. To get to the Grande Crevasse we took the longer trail, The Des Pieds Croches.
There were many stopping points and overlooks along the way. And with a 1.5 km, or close to 1 mile each way, we took advantage of them. The trail was very hilly. At some points requiring both hands and feet to push our way up a section.
It was a beautiful trail. Lots of tree roots in the path which actually helped in some places. They acted like steps at some points. So you had to make sure you watched where you stepped.
We worried that the fog would not lift. But by the time we reached the crevasse, the fog lifted as if on cue.
There’s a trail that leads out to the edge. So we sat for a little bit to enjoy the scenery.
Then we headed down the trail a little further to some more overlooks.
Time to head back.
The fog was very interesting. It started rolling in again. It was nice to clear up for our picture taking at the crevasse though. I would hate to have hiked all that way and have it fogged in.
Once done with our adventure, we went into the town of Perce to look around and play tourist.
It’s a cute touristy town with a few restaurants and shops. We ran into our friends who just got off of a tour boat. They had ice cream and it looked good. So we headed for the ice cream shop to reward ourselves for a good hike. I’m not sure, is that counter intuitive? A hike for an ice cream cone? Oh well…it was good!