Here you are in front of Chemin du Croissant de lune, on Rang des Grenier, which offers a magnificent view of the lake and the Appalachian Mountains. If you look well to the south (on the far right facing the lake), you will see the Mont Gosford massif which seems to dominate the head of the lake. It is the highest peak in southern Quebec, with its 1193 meters of altitude. Located in the ZEC Louise Gosford, you can do several activities there, the most popular of course being hiking. You can enjoy more than 40 km of trails.
The Croissant de Lune, which means “Crescent moon” is a private park where musical concerts are held as part of the Festival Saint-Zénon de Piopolis. Access to the park is restricted except during events, but you can walk around the path to fully experience the serene and natural atmosphere of the place, far from the bustle of the village. It is also one of the most beautiful places in Piopolis to observe the stars.
This walk on the Rang des Grenier which led you to the Chemin du Croissant de Lune, whether by bike or by car, is an opportunity to get to know the most important lineage of Piopolis: Grenier’s family.
It is to one of the first settlers to arrive in Piopolis that we owe these numerous descendants: Mr. Edmond Grenier, who came to settle shortly after the arrival of the Zouaves. He married Marie-Flore Beaulé in 1876 in Piopolis with whom he had 15 children. Over the years, they acquired and cleared the land on the row that bears their name.
Their children, then their grandchildren actively participated in the development of Piopolis in both municipal and commercial affairs. They were everywhere. They were blacksmiths, carpenters, farmers, foresters, cultivators, and even mayors or involved in education. They participated in the construction of the roads, the clearing of the land, the construction of the church, the repair of the wharf and the construction of the lighthouse and in so many other projects which have left their mark until today.