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Mont Sourire - Hiking

Lanaudière, Quebec, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mont Sourire Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

2 KM

Dog allowed

What are the activities at Mont Sourire ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mont Sourire?

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.


What are the services on site?

Parking
Belvedere
Refuge
Baggage
Picnic table

What are the hiking trails at Mont Sourire ?

Trails Distance Difficulty
Mont Sourire 2 km Beginner

Rate & open hour

Access fee Free
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
-74.15200709999999
46.3032666

What are the coordinates and address of Mont Sourire?

Sentier du mont-sourire / Stationnement
(888) 783-6628
Chem. de l'Étang, Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC J0T 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The trailhead is located at Chemin des Cascades, 8km from the village.

Why visit Mont Sourire

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

Things not to be missed

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.

Where to sleep?  Our favorites

Le Grand R, Saint-Donat

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!

L'Etoile Du Nord, Saint-Donat

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.

Where to eat?

There are no food outlets in the area, but it is still possible to eat at one of the nearby restaurants:

Au Clos Des Délices

A family restaurant offering French cuisine and Alsatian specialties, made from fresh products in a friendly atmosphere.

Address : 515 Rue Principale, Saint Donat

Ohana Coffee

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

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Mont Sourire ?

Easy

Are dogs allowed?

Yes

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is it free?

Yes

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
François Dumaine
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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