Considered as one of the ten most beautiful lakes in Quebec and easily accessible from urban centers, Lake Massawippi, in Abenaki means “the big deep lake”, has a surface area of 18.7 km2 and a perimeter of 38 km. Its length is 14.2 km and maximum width is 1.9 km, and the lake attains a depth of 86 m.

During the Fall season, in October and November, the lake is a rest area for thousands of Canada geese and white geese. Big herons and ducks may also be observed. The woods which surround the lake abound with deer, moose, wild turkeys, and beavers. With a little bit of luck you may also see giant turtles. It is not a coincidence that the lake was a privileged hunting and fishing territory for the people of the First Nations for many centuries.

Beach and Boat rental

  • ACCESS TO THE BEACH WITH PARKING (Parking charges) :

Residents: Residents can purchase an annual pass from the Municipality for access to the beach parking lot at a cost of $20.

Non-residents: $15/day


Free for all (residents or non-residents)


Looking to rent a pontoon boat, rowboat or paddleboard this                  summer? Location des Quatre Lacs will be present this summer until    Thanksgiving, offering not only boat rentals but also other services        such as the sale of worms, beverages, snacks and flotation jacket.   Discounts on certain activities are also available to Ayer’s Cliff residents including 15% off pontoon rental!  For information or reservations call 819-679-2880 or visit

See the poster HERE


In order to improve our services and reduce waiting times, please note that from now on, no forms will be filled out by the municipal staff.  However, please note that if your information has not changed since the last request, it is not necessary to fill it out again, on the condition that you inform us at least 48 hours in advance.

The form is now made available to you so that you can complete it preferably BEFORE coming to the Town Hall. You only have to fill it and sent it at

Form : Click here

To know all the rates and the schedule of the beach, we invite you to consult the attached document: to come

In the event of a spill

Contact the Ministry of the Environment
1 866 694-5454