Vous avez un vélo ou vous...
Vous avez un vélo ou vous voyagez à vélo. La région bénificie d'un réseau cyclable très vaste et bien organisé. La piste cyclable qui s'appelle le Parc Linéaire, débute au centre-ville et va jusqu'au site des Vieilles forges du St-Maurice, aller/retour envriron 30 km, uen voie réservé qu'au vélo à travers de jolies décors.
Vous ne devez pas manquer un...
Vous ne devez pas manquer un village Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. Vous devez passer par les auberges de se coin de pays superbe. À voir; http://www.sacacomie.com ; http://www.pourvoirielacblanc.com ; http://www.lacaleauclaire.com ; http://www.baluchon.com ;
voir photo : Lac Sacacomie
LES FORGES DU SAINTE-MAURICE
You will find panels explaining everything you see as you walk along the nature trails . examine the ruins of the mill and forges, up to " The Devils Fountain", the source of legends and tales. that have been preserved
"NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA"
A FORGEMAN AND INDUSTRY VILLAGE
Anexceptional site along the shores of the ST. MAURICE-RIVER.
STEP BACK INTO THE DAYS OF OUR ANCESTORS IN THE CRADLE OF THE CANADIAN IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY.
1730 to 1883.This first industrial communitywas busy mining iron ore . The abundance of forests, the presence of a stream, which supplied energy to the blast furnace and to the industrial forges as well as the river as a channel of transportation made this site ideal for industry.
"The Blast Furnace"
Enter the hearth of the blast furnace , which is now an interpretation centre for csat iron techniques and admire the way its huge reconstitutefd hydraulic mechanisms function.
In the IRONMASTER'S HOUSE ( which served as the main storage space and store for supplies etc.
Today in houses exhibitions and the reception and visitors centre.
We had a tour guide with us who explained all the past history and showed us how the blast furnace worked and they made mouldings etc.
She expained the process and the materials used.
"Interpretation Panel of the past"
The winters were hard.
They worked 7 days a week and 24 hours a day in the blast furnace Building as it could not be shut down.
"Plowing the fields"
"Wheels for railway cars"
1854 to 1857 they were very busy making wheels for the new railway. Even the U.S.A at that time bought some as they were the best in the world at that time.
They made many huge cast iron pots for the use of the natives and industry.