Fall is coming sooner than we think, which means it's time to start thinking of plans for crisp October evenings. Add Kiamika Regional Park to the top of your fall bucket list. Located less than 200 kilometres from Montreal, the "well-kept secret" pristine park is an underrated gem with sweeping fall foliage views.\nThe park encompasses a huge body of water, comprising around ten lakes with forty islands and islets to explore like the picturesque central Île de la Perdix Blanche.\nEditor's Choice: 14 Small Towns In Quebec You've Probably Never Heard Of But Need To Explore This Summer\nKayakers are rewarded for their work to get to the islands with sandy beaches and panoramic vistas.\nNature here is immersive. The twists and turns in the shoreline are like an invitation to keep exploring.\nOther on-site activities like fishing, walking, and canoeing offer ample opportunities to discover the park's many natural treasures.\nThe regional park is also the site of conservation efforts due to its precious biodiversity.\nThe exceptional forest ecosystem — which has been spared from significant "natural disturbances or disruptions from human activities" — is "characterized by an old-growth forest, whose trees are around 175 years old," according to the park website.\nThough the park is also a summer paradise, the autumn colours make the landscape come alive.\nThe foliage is doubled by its reflection in the lakes and streams below.\nView this post on Instagram L’endroit où j’ai été me cacher ces derniers jours 🏕 un petit coin de paradis perdu quelque part à Rivière-Rouge . . #voyagerauquebec #riviererouge #canotcamping #decrochercompletement A post shared by Valériie ✨ (@valerieeeleblanc) on Jul 2, 2020 at 6:41pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by pa_ul_ (@pa_ul_) on Jul 27, 2015 at 6:23pm PDT\nA 12.6-kilometre hike through the boreal forest of the Île de la Perdix Blanche might be the best way to get to the heart of the natural setting.\nAlong the way, hikers can take in the "heady scent of wildflowers, contemplate exceptional landscapes and, with a little luck, observe white-tailed deer or bald eagles in their natural habitat."\nAnd, for those who are dying to go camping, it's actually a fairly affordable place to stay.\nPrices vary between $30 and $140, depending on the size of the accommodation and selected dates, all of which are indicated on the website.\nView this post on Instagram Pour moi, l’été au Québec c’est perdre la notion du temps autour d’un lac, et voguer au crépuscule sur des eaux silencieuses... #quebecoriginal #explorequebec #explorecanada #exploremore #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #neverstopexploring #naturelovers #outdoorlife #adventurethatislife #outdooradventures #landscape_captures #landscapehunter #escapeandexplore #outdoorlovers #natureaddict #onserejointdehors #laurentides #quebecshot #quebecauthentique #sunset_lovers #sunset_captures #sunset_pics #frenchroamers #stademagazine #canoecamping #canoelife #freshairclub A post shared by remyogez (@remyogez) on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:05am PDT\nKiamika Regional Park\nPrice: Day parking is $4.35$ for non-residents; camping prices vary by date\nAddress: Refer to the website for the most reliable directions to each of the park's sections.\nWhy You Need To Go: For sunset and foliage views just a day trip away from Montreal.\n View this post on Instagram Profitez du coucher de soleil avant l’orage . . . #reservoirkiamika #riviererouge #tourismelaurentides #canotcamping #enjoycanada #drone #dronephotography #djimavicmini #dronenature #mavicmini #explorequebec #explorecanada #exploremore #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #bonjourquebec #neverstopexploring #escapeandexplore #sunset #microaventure #sunsetlovers #exploreobserveshare #sunsets_captures #sunsets_captures #wildernessculture #intothewild #freshairclub #adventureaddict A post shared by Pauline & Quentin (@prendstesclics) on Jul 15, 2020 at 4:34am PDT\n\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.