In 2017, while thru-hiking the AT, I decided to also hike at home and ended up hiking the IAT (International Appalachian Trail) in the province of Québec. I fell in love with this trail, and since almost nobody thru-hike it, I decided to be a voice for this little known stretch of dirt.
Gaspé Peninsula is a wide and sparsely populated area covered by forest and mountains. The IAT traverse the length of the peninsula, but not
From mountaintops, farmland walks, and the sea, the International Appalachian Trail in Quebec offers a wide variety of landscapes and terrains. I
The IAT-QC it is a great mini thru-hike with lots of different sceneries and a great finish. You walk on farmlands, fjord rivers, goes up and down mountains, cross two national parks, walk on the shore of St-Lawrence River, walk on snow patches in the heat of July and finish at the End of the world, where the continental Appalachian mountains meet the sea.