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The 4 essential hikes during your stay at Étienne and Cathy's chalets

Étienne and Cathy's chalets are nestled in the heart of the Laurentides, a region abundant in forests and towering mountains. During your stay, venture out to discover this magnificent area, which offers numerous hiking trails. It's an ideal way to enjoy beautiful landscapes, dense flora, and catch a glimpse of diverse wildlife.


To assist you in choosing activities near Étienne and Cathy's chalets, we recommend four different hiking trails.


 

LA TOUR À FEU TRAIL

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Distance: 1.8 km round trip

  • Elevation: 173m

  • Price: Free

  • Dogs on leash allowed.

The Tour à Feu Trail in St-Rémi d'Amherst leads you to an impressive fire tower dating back to 1930, which was previously used to monitor forest fires. Did you know that after World War II, Quebec had between 500 and 600 fire towers? Today, only a few towers remain standing.


The parking area is located by the roadside and is not very busy. You'll quickly find the trailhead on the right-hand side. The ascent takes approximately 45 minutes, while the descent takes about 25 minutes. Although somewhat steep, the trail is relatively straightforward and offers a magnificent view of the mountains and the impressive fire tower. At the summit, you can enjoy an installation and benches to contemplate the panoramic view and relax.


To discover the trail and find the starting point: https://www.alltrails.com/fr/randonnee/canada/quebec/montagne-de-la-tour--2



 

LE BELVÉDÈRE TRAIL

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Distance: 0.6 km round trip

  • Price: Free

The Belvédère Trail is located within the Kanata Tremblant estate, where Étienne and Cathy's chalets are situated.


It is advisable to park at the Parc des Hauteurs to begin your hike. To reach the trail, you'll need to follow the Baie du Lac Iroquois Trail for approximately 400 meters.


The first part of the trail is somewhat steep but doesn't last long. You can then walk through the forest and, finally, climb up a rock that offers a superb viewpoint of Lac Iroquois. On your way back, you can also take the Summit Trail (see description) to enjoy stunning views of the mountains.


 

LE SOMMET TRAIL

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Distance: 0.8 km round trip

  • Price: Free

The Sommet Trail is located within the Kanata Tremblant estate. You can access the trail from the parking area at Parc des Hauteurs. To do so, start your hike on the Baie du Lac Iroquois Trail and then continue towards the Belvédère Trail.


This trail offers numerous viewpoints of the surrounding mountains. You'll walk on many rock formations used for climbing and can take breaks to admire the landscapes.



 

LA MONTAGNE VERTE TRAIL

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Distance: 3.5 km loop

  • Elevation: 187m

  • Price: Free

  • Dogs on leash allowed.

The Montagne Verte Trail is located in Labelle, a village that is a 40-minute drive from Étienne and Cathy's chalets.


The parking area is on Chemin du Lac Baptiste and is well marked. It has been redesigned to provide more parking spaces than before. You'll find the start of the trail at the far end of the parking lot.


This trail is a true gem, offering several magnificent viewpoints of forests, summits, lakes, and, most notably, the grand Lac Tremblant. The most challenging part of the hike is the steep beginning. However, for the rest of the trail, the inclines are gradual, and the breathtaking viewpoints make you forget all your efforts!


We recommend taking the loop in a clockwise direction, as it allows you to quickly reach the numerous viewpoints on the rocky outcrops and enjoy walking on them. As you continue, you'll have views of different lakes and the majestic Lac Tremblant. You'll also catch a glimpse of the summit of Nez de l'Indien, another hiking trail in the area.


To discover the trail and find the starting point:

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