Things to see and do:
- Saint Léon Interpretive Center
- Labossière Monument
- École Théobald Museum
- Trans-Canada Trail
- Bird Watching
- Salamander Habitat
- Saint Léon Church, established in 1894
- Wind turbines
Saint Léon has been hosting a Fowl Supper at the end of September since 1944. This undertaking requires a community effort whereby everyone works in cooperation and partnership.
Fowl suppers are held annually at the end of September and it is documented that each year 900 to 975 suppers are served.
Since the construction of the recreation center in 1976, Saint Léon hosts a weekly bingo on Tuesday evenings. This pass-time has become very popular for Saint Léon and neighboring communities as well.
Saint Léon Arena:
Officially opened in 1994, the Saint Léon Arena is the local meeting place for families during winter months. The arena hosts such events as hockey, public skating, and curling.
The Interpretive Centre is along the Mississippi Flyway, a migratory path used by birds when going south each year. There are many species of birds that stop in St Leon periodically as well as those who stay all year round. The centre has a Nature Calls Kiosk, an information centre with a variety of birds - a short write up about them, their sounds, where they may be found, and at what times of the year to watch. We also have an observation deck at the centre and an observation tower farther down the Trans Canada Trail that goes around the lake for viewing birds.
Bring your binoculars and your camera because you are sure to spot many species of birds around the Interpretive Center.
The 27 acre poplar farm is privately owned by local residents, Adrien and Thérèse Caillier.
- Hybrid Poplar trees are among the fastest growing trees in North America
- Production of high wood yields for fiber and wood products (Pulp, OSB, solid wood)
- Hybrid poplar is easy to plant and conventional agricultural equipment can be used for most of the crop management
- Environmental protection:
- Reduces wind and water erosion
- Increases crop and forage yields because of shelter effect
- Intercepts nutrient runoff near riparian areas
- Stores carbon therefore reduces greenhouse gases in the air
- Uses up agricultural, municipal and industrial wastewater
Trans Canada Trail
The Trans Canada Trail goes across the Lorne municipality, linking many communities found in its borders.
The trail is 77.9 km (48.4 miles). Here at the center it goes around the Round Lake with an approximately 2.66 km (1.657 miles) of trail.
Come and enjoy the peace and quiet and the different birds in the area.
Please refer to this link for more information: www.tctrail.ca/home.php