5 superb hikes near Montreal

The Plein Air Entrepôt team has prepared a selection of our best places to hike this fall. We have something for all levels!

The immediate neighbor ... The Boucherville Islands National Park: Grosbois Island

VSIt is with a network of 21 km of trails that you can explore the enchanting environment of the Boucherville Islands. Open year round, the trails on each of the islands are accessible and easy level. It is the ideal place for families who want to introduce the little ones to hiking. Some trails are even accessible by strollers. Our favorite hike is the Grosbois Island hike. You will discover on a 7.7 km loop the beauties of the flora and fauna around the St. Lawrence River.

A classic ... Mont St-Hilaire: Dieppe Summit

VS’Is a classic from the Montérégie that never goes out of style. This 8 km round trip hike will take your breath away. A breathtaking view of our beautiful region is promised to you at the top. It is not impossible that along the way you will meet a white-tailed deer or see a turkey vulture flying overhead. Since the late 1960s, the Gault Nature Reserve has been used for educational and environmental protection purposes by McGill University. If you are ever a fan of ornithology, Mont Saint-Hilaire is the ideal place for bird watching and is a partner with the Société d 'ornithologie de la Vallée-du-Richelieu.

A discovery...
Sutton Natural Environment Park: The Moose Back Loop

NOTe left with the intention of doing the most popular hike, that of Round Top. The day was beautiful so many hikers were there. We let ourselves be tempted by The Moose Back Loop. What a great surprise awaited us! It is an intense hike that is well rewarded with the panoramic view of the Eastern Townships. What I liked the most was having access to several lookouts, all along the trail, which offered magnificent views of the landscape.

New challenges ... La Montagne d'Argent

Lmountain D'Argent is known for its climbing facilities in summer and winter. You can also find a selection of hiking trails for all tastes. We explored the Lakes Family Trail and picnic on the edge of Lac d'Argent. If you want to opt for a more intense hike, there are several paths you can take to the plateau path, which is over 400 meters above sea level. The mountain offers three loops to explore depending on your hiking level. A mountain to discover!

With the family: Mont-Orford National Park: The Mont-Chauve hike

VSIt’s here that my very first outdoor adventures took place. Since the age of 4, my parents took us to camp and hike there. If you have younger children, a great hike to do is the Three Ponds Loop: de l'Ours, de la Cuvette, and Martin. As for the Mont-Chauve hike, it is recommended for slightly older children. The hike has no technical section which is encouraging for the children. At the top of Mont-Chauve is a large belvedere where you can admire the view of Stukeley Lake, Mont Orford and Bear Peak. Well shod, go on an adventure with your coconuts not too far from home! Their heads will be filled with beautiful memories.