FALL HIKES AROUND MONTREAL
Fall hikes around Montreal
The fall is arguably the most beautiful season in and around Montreal. The leaves are changing and the weather is just cool enough to wear a sweater while walking around town. Here are some of our favourite places to take a hike and observe the fall leaves during this time of year.
The Eastern Townships are a great place to hike in the fall. The area has lots of trails and parks, and it's not too far from Montreal. One place in particular that you may want to visit is Parc national du Mont-Orford. Hiking is definitely the best way to discover this park. It's the perfect way to get access to numerous viewpoints, which are said to be among the most spectacular of the Eastern Townships region. In the fall, the forest puts on a show, featuring the flamboyant colours of the sugar maples, aspens, and birch.
Mont-Tremblant National Park
Mont-Tremblant National Park is a popular destination in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains, with easy access from Montreal. The park offers plenty of opportunities to hike during the fall season, including many trails that are open year-round.
Catherine and her family highly recommend a particular hiking trail up Mont-Nixon near Lac-Supérieur. It takes approximately three hours to complete and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. It’s considered a moderately challenging route, but Catherine’s 5-year-old son Harrison had no problems finishing this hike.
If you want to get up close and personal with Montreal’s biggest natural landmark, Mont-Royal is the place to go. This mountain is located in downtown Montreal and therefore is very accessible.The Mont-Royal loop is generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of two hours to complete and includes several spectacular landmarks and lookout points along the way. You can enjoy these trails walking at a leisurely pace, or if you’re like Mark you might decide that running is the most enjoyable way to take in this experience.
If you’re looking for something a little closer to the West Island why not head out to Mont Rigaud located just 40 minutes west off highway 40. Les Sentiers de L’escapade, located in the heart of Mont Rigaud, is a recreational park featuring 27 km of trails. Free of charge and accessible year-round, it's perfect for hiking and admiring the site's panoramic views.
Fall is the perfect time to explore the outdoors in Montreal. With gorgeous colors and cool weather, the city looks even more beautiful than usual. If you’re looking for a new adventure this fall, check out these beautiful places around town that make excellent destinations for fall hikes! At TEAM BROADY, we believe that connecting with nature is important, let us know your favourite spots! We can be reached at 514-613-2988 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org