The most beautiful

nature sites

in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Walks, hikes and treks in Miquelon

Located at the entrance of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 25 km from Newfoundland, the archipelago includes several islands: Saint-Pierre (6000 inhabitants), Miquelon-Langlade (600 inhabitants), as well as Île aux Marins and several uninhabited islets. The city of Saint-Pierre developed around a cove protected by several islands. As early as the 16th century, this natural harbor attracted large fishing and trading vessels, as well as most of the new arrivals. A ten-minute boat ride away, Île aux Marins is an excursion not to be missed. This small island is a witness to the history of fishing in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

Since the 19th century, the village of Miquelon has been the center of the archipelago’s agricultural activities, with farming and livestock, but also a mecca for coastal fishing. Scallops, lobster, goose and duck foie gras, home-made brewery… the island is full of delicious specialties!

Langlade, linked to Miquelon by a sandy isthmus called La Dune, is a vacation spot for the archipelago’s residents. Populated in the summer and sleepy in the winter, the inhabitants like to meet there to enjoy the pleasures of the beautiful season.

Traveling to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon means discovering its inhabitants, its traditions and customs, its preserved fauna and flora… An immersion that will not leave you indifferent. A French way of life in a North American territory, this exception is proudly carried by the locals even if the influence of our Canadian cousins is well and truly present. A beautiful mix that is waiting to be explored, so come on in! We invite you to our place!


1. The Cap au Diable

Start at the parking lot of the Étang Frecker (above the former cold-storage wharf). Follow the Anse à Henry path, then branch off towards the northwest, heading towards the Étang du Cap au Diable. For the return trip, take the Anse à Dinand path (arriving at the end of the Anse à Pierre Road). A second option is possible: after the Étang du Cap au Diable, come back via the Étang du Télégraphe and return to town, to the place known as the “Tournant de l’Anse à Pierre” or to the Étang Thélot parking lot.

2. The Tête Pelée

At the top of Anse du Gouvernement, Tête Pelée is a peaceful place where you can contemplate the local fauna and flora. You will see roe deer roaming around and, if you are lucky, you may see a few hares. During the hunting season, local hunters come here to hunt white-tailed deer.

3. The Diamant

Departure from the first parking of Le Diamant. Head towards the Pointe du Diamant then the Savoyard beach and finish your loop by returning to the starting point. This loop can be done in both directions, depending on the wind direction for example.

4. The Île-Aux-Marins

Start at the Maison Jézéquel (large gray house near the wharf), take the central path and bear left, going towards the Fort. Then go down towards the Transpacific Shipwreck. Continue on the pebble beach towards the little hill. Go back down towards the central path and continue towards the lighthouse at the other end of the island. From the lighthouse, go to the wash house (gray house), then take the path behind the church and continue on the pebble bank to Petit Havre. Finally, return to the Maison Jézéquel by the main path.

5. The Cormorandière Valley

A round-trip walk for a view that’s well worth the trip, because the Cormorandière valley never disappoints. On the way, discover the fauna and flora that surrounds you—the natural heritage that makes the archipelago so rich!

6. The Anse à Henry

The Anse à Henry path is very well marked and has amenities (benches) available for your use. The path follows yellow and green markers. At the second stop, stay on the same trail because the other itinerary goes in the direction of Cap au Diable.

7. The Chemin des bœufs

Here, we take pleasure in discovering and rediscovering the changing and exotic landscapes of our island according to the seasons. Whether you want to walk for a short time or for several hours, many marked trails are available to you. To know them, we advise you to consult the Nature Guide of the Collectivity, you can also get an IGN map, consult the entrance signs of these paths or simply come to meet our team of advisors at the Tourist Information Center!

8. The Anse à Dinan

Come spend a day on the dunes, bound by the ocean to the east and west! At the edge of the Grand Barachois lagoon, you can observe shorebirds, seals and Canada geese while listening to the chattering of the seabirds. On the Isthmus, you’ll also have an opportunity to walk on fertile land, where farming is still practiced.

9. Belliveau

Start at the end of the Mirande road, just follow the coastline. Once you arrive at Belliveau Cove, the return trip is via the Buttes à Sylvain, then the Buttes de Michaux.

10. Les 3 sapins

Starting from the government, discover the place called the 3 fir trees in the undergrowth of Langlade. A desire to camp? Take advantage of this wild camping escape located near the Belle-Rivière.