As you can see from the picture, it’s appropriately named. Bonus is that it’s a Passport America campground. For those of you who don’t know, Passport America gets you campsites at half price. We did not expect to find Passport America up in this part of Canada. But we were not about to pass up the deal.
Indian Head is a lovely campground in the small town, make that very small town, of Sainte Georges de Malbaie, Quebec.
They offer Kayaking right at the campground. You can take a kayaking tour or just rent one. The owner goes out often. It was a little cold for us. He said the water was about 8 degrees Celsius. That’s about 46 degrees Fahrenheit! Wet suit or not, No thank you.
Although their is not much in town, other than a church and small gas station, they do have an ideal location for exploring the area. St. Georges de Malbaie is exactly halfway between the town of Gaspe and the town of Perce. Just 25 minutes in either direction will get you to one of these towns. Their is shopping and tourist things all over the area. In Gaspe their is a big national park. We did not head into Gaspe to check it out. However, we did go into Perce. More on that in the next post.
When we arrived at the campground it was our anniversary. 17 years! So we went out for a nice dinner.
We lucked out that there was a restaurant just 5 minutes down the road. After driving all day, we did not want to go far. The food was nothing spectacular but the view was amazing. We sat there and watched the Gannets fish and then the whales came. We were fully entertained all evening watching them.
After dinner we went for a walk out on Pointe St. Pierre.
Sunset At Pointe St. Pierre
The next day it was time to work off that cake. So we set out for a hike around the campground. They have some very interesting rock formations and a few different hiking trails. So off we went.
Believe it or not but this is the same hiking trail. You start off in the woods and end up on the rocks.
We found some wonderful tide pools that David couldn’t wait to get his camera into and see what was there.
We saw some small jelly fish and a crab. He couldn’t get it on the camera though.
When we came back from the hike we headed towards the beach to check that out.
We found a short trail leading up to an overlook.
It’s a nice campground that we’d have no problem staying at again if we were in the area. A nice location, nice hiking trails and quiet at night. During the right season they say you can see the Northern Lights too! We apparently were not there during the right time of year. Oh well.
We had a lovely few days. Then it was onward bound to the next exciting destination.