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Les Refuges Perchés/Parc Eco des Laurentides

An innovative approach to camping is to stay in the 'treehouses' at Les Refuges Perchés ( https://www.refugesperches.com/en/) located in Park Eco des Laurentides in Quebec, two hours northeast of ottawa. The treehouses are cabins raised on stilts high above the ground. There is no running water or electricity, but there is a woodburning fireplace and a propane stove, with drinking water at the main centre and water for washing from the lake. Parking is 20 minutes from the treehouse site. The park has fantastic scenery, rolling hills, waterfalls, streams, massive fern and moss covered boulders, and an abundance of stunning hiking trails. They also place a big emphasis on sustainability and eco-awareness. We spent three days and wish it had been three weeks.
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Transporting goods from car to treehouse
Transporting goods from car to treehouse
Our treehouse
"Our" treehouse
The Yurt treehouse
"The Yurt" treehouse
Late April in Parc Eco des Laurentides, Quebec
Late April in Parc Eco des Laurentides, Quebec
A different treehouse
A different treehouse
The kitchen
"The kitchen"
Inside the treehouse
Inside the treehouse
Cabin on stilts, AKA The Treehouse
Cabin on stilts, AKA The Treehouse
Sasha at the treehouse
Sasha at the treehouse
'Our' treehouse
'Our' treehouse
Ruffed grouse scat and drumming log
Ruffed grouse scat and drumming log
View from our treehouse
View from our treehouse
Waiting patiently
Waiting patiently
Growing where it can
Growing where it can
New life from old
New life from old
Stinkbug (Pentatomidae)
Stinkbug (Pentatomidae)
Steps up to lookout
Steps up to lookout
Looking down...
Looking down...
Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Beaver
Beaver
Yellow-bellied sapsucker, male
Yellow-bellied sapsucker, male
Wolf Scat
Wolf Scat
Beaver
Beaver
Trail across waterfall
Trail across waterfall
Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Waterfall along the trail
Waterfall along the trail
Everywhere you look, beauty!
Everywhere you look, beauty!
Red squirrel
Red squirrel
Along the trail
Along the trail
Treehouse
Treehouse
Frozen, but not for long
Frozen, but not for long
Brown creeper
Brown creeper
Pitcher plants
Pitcher plants
Through the bog
Through the bog
Curving around the pond
Curving around the pond
Explanation
Explanation
On the trail
On the trail
Waiting for summer
Waiting for summer
 One of the treehouses hidden in the trees!
One of the treehouses hidden in the trees!
Looking over the  pond to bridge across falls
Looking over the pond to bridge across falls
Crossing the falls
Crossing the falls
Encased in ice
Encased in ice
Trail through woods
Trail through woods
Hobblebush  (Viburnum alnifolium)
Hobblebush (Viburnum alnifolium)
Along the trail
Along the trail
Still half frozen
Still half frozen