I recommend this trail area in the Lantier municipality for winter day hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
@toesalad and I have been here a few times over the past couple winters.
Things I like about the area:
I wouldn’t hike here in summer, not enough elevation for me but it’s great for winter sport.
Today I introduced my friend Kim to the area.
This is the first time I’ve snowshoed the trails here and I have to say I recommend the skiing more than the snowshoeing since a lot of the snowshoeing is on a multipurpose trails laid by snowmobile. However you can just tramp through the woods on your snowshoes if you like.
Best access for snowshoeing is parking lot on chemin Lac de la Montagne Noire (see map in this post: https://outsideways.com/journals/entries/3724/)
This is a fun cross-country ski area to explore with options for trip length and difficulty.
Today we ventured off 329 (the road to Saint Donat from Ste Agathe des Monts) at Lantier onto the Trois Lacs road.
We started at the P by Lac Tyrol (on the sign) also if you click the map icon on this entry you'll see the exact location of this photo.
This is an easy-access, free cross-country ski area. It's beautiful, with a mix of green and blue trails. It even has a refuge - Refuge de le Dame - where you can stop to warm up or eat lunch.
Highly recommend the area for cross-country skiing.