Côte de Trenton

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Photo: Bill Cox

Côte de Trenton is no more than a short private road off Chemin du Silex (flint) between Boulevard Raymond and the Rivière Montmorency. The short road leads to a rock quarry.

This short dead-end street in the Côte du Lac region of Quebec City near the Montmorency River is named after the Trenton formation – a large vein of limestone that runs along the St. Lawrence River valley from Montreal to just past Quebec City. Outcrops of the rock on the heights of the Beauport and the Chateau-Richer regions are easy to mine.