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First hike of the spring season 2021!
Brienne was my hiking buddy today as we got out the city for some time in the woods.
This is my first visit to Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles
The #lanaudiere is full of beautiful treasures like this. What is so surprising about this area is that these falls are nestled into the terrain where the rolling farmland meets the piedmont (foothills) of the Laurentian mountain range.
You wouldn't expect such beautiful falls.
The park is accessed by three different village entrances - St-Jean-de-Matha, Ste-Mélanie & Ste-Béatrix and has 17 km of trail with 3 chutes. This photo is of chute Monte-à-Peine.
You could easily spend a whole afternoon walking/hiking most of the park or come for just a couple hours and see the highlights. There are sections with some elevation gain/loss but a lot of the hiking trail loops and sections are on the wooded plateau above the falls and wind through lovely and easy walking forested sections.
Highly recommend a visit for the falls and the woods. If you go in late winter/early spring bring crampons/something spiky for your boots. The climbs up and down from the plateau area are very icy this time of year.
The area is 1 hour away from Montreal and there is a fee to access.
There is camping also.
Snowshoeing at Sommet Morin-Heights Heights.
Sommet Morin Heights boasts a lift ski area, the Aerobic Corridor - a linear year round trail, alpine touring and snowshoe trails.
(The alpine touring is rather limited)
This was our first time at this hill and would recommend it. Close to Montreal, hour-ish drive, nice trails through the woods. Fee access.
Morin Heights (the town and no just the ski area) has a lot of outdoor trails which you can find out more about here: https://www.morinheights.com/Cross-country-Snowshoe-Trails
So ends a winter trip to a cabin, on a lake, in the woods and mountains.
We enjoyed getting out every day to walk in the nature of the area right around the cabin. And on the weekend we enjoyed snowshoe routes at nearby parks.
The Jacques-Cartier region has a lot of easy-to-access winter sport areas including:
I highly recommend the village of Stoneham as home base for your adventures. See this page for map and more info. https://www.jacques-cartier.com/en
Lean-to view from snowshoe trail, Camp Mercier.
Camp Mercier is a x-country ski center north of Quebec City in Reserve Faunique des Laurentides. Someday we'd like to return here for a weekend x-country ski trip, arrive Friday, ski Saturday & Sunday kind of thing. Today was an afternoon on the snowshoe trails. If you're in the area it's a great day destination.
Camp Mercier: https://www.sepaq.com/rf/lau/camp-mercier/