Mulvihill Lake Picnic Area in Chelsea, Quebec

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If you're looking for a delightful spot to enjoy a picnic in Chelsea, Quebec, Mulvihill Lake Picnic Area is the place to be. This gem is open in spring, summer, and fall, offering a serene escape surrounded by nature's beauty. The area is perfect for family outings, friendly get-togethers, or a peaceful solo retreat.

Scenic Beauty and Relaxing Atmosphere

Mulvihill Lake is a very pretty place with picturesque views of the lake and surrounding greenery. Visitors have noted how interesting and enjoyable it is, especially for BBQs with friends. The picnic area is equipped with picnic tables, making it convenient to set up your outdoor meal. The small dock on the lake is a favorite among kids, who delight in spotting turtles almost every visit.

Accessibility and Trails

One of the highlights of Mulvihill Lake Picnic Area is its accessibility. The trails around the picnic area are asphalted, making it perfect for visitors in wheelchairs. Several trails intersect at this location, including a 4.5 km loop trail, which is free to use and open even in winter (though parking isn't available in winter).

Practical Information


  • Parking: Free or paid parking is available near each picnic area. Vehicle access fees apply at beach and Mackenzie-King Estate parking lots.
  • Washrooms: There are outhouses at each picnic area, and they are universally accessible except for a few exceptions.
  • Accessibility: All picnic areas and outhouses are universally accessible, except at Church Hill, Luskville Falls, and O’Brien Beach.

Important Reminders:

  • Dogs and pets are not permitted in the Gatineau Park picnic areas.
  • Do not feed the animals; nature provides them with all they need.
  • If there are no waste receptacles nearby, please take your trash back home to dispose of it properly.

Getting There

While Mulvihill Lake Picnic Area is a beautiful destination, getting there can be tricky since the roads are closed to traffic except in the afternoon on weekends. Plan your visit accordingly to ensure you have access.

Enjoy Chelsea's Natural Beauty

Chelsea is a beautiful place with great and kind locals who cherish their surroundings. We hope visitors will be as kind and gentle, leaving Chelsea even better than they found it. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Mulvihill Lake Picnic Area is a delightful spot to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the region.

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