Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
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Mont Tremblant National Park is a true haven of peace located in the heart of the Laurentian region, about 140km from the city of Montreal. This wonderful place takes its name from Mont Tremblant and is the oldest natural park in Quebec; indeed it was created in 1895 and this year it celebrated its 125th anniversary.
The park has a very large territory that stretches over 1510 km2,with six large rivers, mountains and 400 lakes. Thisseason thousands of tourists comehere to admire the beauty of its huge forestsat a loss of eye and to be enchanted by the colors ofthe feuillage during the autumn.
Just because of its vastness,a single day is not enough to visit Mount Tremblan t National Park. Itsrritory is divided between three different sectors,all toexplore:
· Devil'sArea, which is dominated byMount Tremblant and where most of the hiking trails are concentrated
· Area of the Pimbina, which is wilder and preses into the Rat Falls, a 17m waterfall
· Assumption Area, recommended especially for more expert hikers, where you can go wild camping
Itis mainly the sports activitiesto attract visitors to the park. Indeed ihere, in winter as in summer, there is always some chdare todo!
In particular, for thisux who like to walk there are 82km of hiking trails,as wellas10community refugees to spend the night.
A recommended trail
If this is thefirst timeyou comehere and you want to walk a fairly easy trail, but which offers a superb panorama,you can choose the one of La Corniche. This course takes place almost entirely in the woodsand it isuphill (moderatedanyway!).
As far as length is concerned, this is a 3.4km (round trip) path with intermediate difficulty. However, families with children can also enjoy it, since the trail iswellorganized and thereare no features too steep. You could say it'sthe perfectroute to introduce kids to hiking!
In addition, La Corniche is the shortest trail in the Devil's area and is well known for its highest point, a superb lookout located at 135m above sea level,from where you can have a magnificent view of the two lakes, Little Monroe and Monroe Lake, with their bends and small beaches.
The starting point of the trail is the Corniche Parking,which is 1.7km fromthe Park DiscoveryCentre. Once you arrive at the parking lot it is enough to follow the directions that lead you to the trail.
Finally, if you prefer to hike longer, the Corniche forms a loop with two other trails, the Rock and the Stream,for a total of 8.2km.
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Why visit this place
The Natural Park of Mont Tremblant offers the possibility to practice many sports activities throughout the year. Always about hiking,in winter you can enjoy the long groomed trail of the Discovery Centre,which reaches Lake Lauzon.
As far as snow sportsare concerned, we also have:
· Cross-country skiing
· Nordic skiing
· The Slide
In particular, in the Devil's area there are 43km of cross-country ski runs,divided into six courses of different difficulties. You can easily rent all the equipment for your descent to the Discovery Center, it is enough to re-servein advance byphone. In addition, if you are stayinginside thepark, access to cross-country ski trails is free!
During the summer the park also offers a lot offun. For example, you can take advantage ofa numberofrivers for a canoe, kayak or pedalo crossing. Therentals for rent are stable and of excellent quality, so you can be sure to practice your favorite sport andallsafety!
Or: among the activities that can be done here we can not forget the observation of wildlife. With its huge green spaces and lakes, Mont Tremblant National Park is the remaining home of many speciesofmammals, birds, fish andphibians. Theemblem of theparkis the wolf of the east,but we also find
· The white-tailed deer
· The Black Bear
· The Canadian Beaver
· The peak
· The Great Harle
Things not to be missed
One of the reasons mounting Tremblant National Park is such a well-known destination is probably its incredible variety ofaccommodation solut ions. In the first place one can choose from some cottage typologies that are deployed among the various areas of the park:
Eachty pology can accommodate up to 2 to 10 people and it is equipped with more orless services, depending on the type of stay you would like to have.
Compact chalets are practical and simple,when EXP chalets offer the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in nature thanks to the large glass windows with its gifted homes.
Imust then mention the yurt, a kind ofremovable house typical of the people of Central Asia In the park they are found in the area assomption; it will seem to you to have fallen into another world!
If you like camping,you'll be happy to know that the Parc du Mont Tremblant has more than 887 pitches for your tents and trailers. In this case too, one can choose between the comfort of a camping or a more rustic solution.
By completely changing the type of stay, at the Tremblant resort, which is located near the park, there are severalsuch hos. The Quintessence, for example,offers various offers dedicated to visitors to the park.
And finally, why not try a good rustic mountain menu? At the restaurant La Savoie you can taste the superb raclette and cheese fondue.