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Located in the village of Saint-Donat in the Lanaudiere region, Mont Sourire undoubtedly offers one of the most beautiful views in Lanaudiere!
The trail is an easy 2 kilometer round trip, accessible to everyone, from families to dogs to beginner hikers.
But the most seasoned hikers are not left out: they can extend their route and make the tour of Lake Carcan, which will add 1.5km to the hike. It is also possible, to enjoy an exceptional view, to make the tour of the lake on the heights.
The total course offers an estimated duration of 2h45 in hiking, and 5h in snowshoeing.
The trailhead is located at Chemin des Cascades, 8km from the village.
A lookout located less than a kilometer from the trailhead offers a magnificent view of the area: it is possible to admire a global view of the village of Saint-Donat, Lake Ouareau in the foreground, but also in the background the Ouareau, Kaaïkop and Black Mountains.
It is also possible to extend the hike to go to Mont D'Or or Mont Garceau
Hikers looking for a change of scenery can, with reservations, stay at the La Chouette refuge, located a few miles from the area.
It is also possible to stay in one of the accommodations available nearby.
Located on the shores of Lac Bouillon and offering a view of Mont-Réserve, Le Grand R is a nature estate composed of chalets and condos that can accommodate up to 10 people. In addition to being located 4 kilometers from the Mont La Réserve Ski Center and 10 minutes from the Saint-Donat Golf Club, the estate offers several activities year-round within its boundaries: trails, tennis, indoor pool, private beach, bar, bistro and training room will offer a rejuvenating experience unlike any other!
This 4-star rated vacation center is located on the banks of the Ouareau River, an hour and a half from Montreal. Whether for family or group stays, the center will meet your expectations and offer multiple activities depending on the season: among them, a spa, billiards, equipment rental for winter or summer sports, games, dancing, the presence of musicians or pedal boats. At mealtime, the chef will know how to adapt to all diets.
There are no food outlets in the area, but it is still possible to eat at one of the nearby restaurants:
A family restaurant offering French cuisine and Alsatian specialties, made from fresh products in a friendly atmosphere.
Address : 515 Rue Principale, Saint Donat
A quaint little restaurant offering simple but delicious dishes like the butcher's cut or the guacamole club sandwich.
Address: 361 Rue Principale, Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm