The cold weather is here and the MRC d’Argenteuil is inviting citizens to take advantage of local outdoor spaces to relax, have fun, and indulge in outdoor activities while following the health regulations that are in force. Walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sliding, and skating are just some of the things everyone can enjoy.
“Physical activity is essential for keeping fit and maintaining morale. Let’s reinvent our winter in taking advantage more than ever of our magnificent natural spaces,” said MRC D’Argenteuil Prefect Scott Pearce.
Even in winter, the VéloRoute d’Argenteuil’s trails that do not follow roads remain accessible. Whether its on foot, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing, it is possible to enjoy your favorite activity in a natural setting. There are three options to access the route:
- Parking at the corners of Route 344 and Montée Saint-Philippe, in Brownsburg-Chatham
- Parking lot on Chemin de l’Île-aux-Chats, in Saint-André-d´Argenteuil
- Boisé Von Allmen parking lot, Route 344, Carillon sector, in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil.
La Randonnée ski and snowshoe center
For cross-country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts, the Centre La Randonnée will open as soon as the trails are passable. A hill for sliding will also be available when conditions are right.
Address: 424, route du Nord (Route 327), Brownsburg-Chatham (Oasis golf club).
Winter walking course at the Lachute Golf Club
A three-kilometre cleared and marked course allows you to practice walking or running. Six kilometres of trails are also available for snowshoeing. The site is accessible every day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.ville.lachute.qc.ca . Address: 355, avenue Bethany, Lachute.
Parc Barron walking path
Located in the heart of downtown Lachute, this loop walking trail covers a distance of up to one kilometre. When conditions are favourable, there is also a rink available to use. Address: Rue Principale (in front of the town hall), Lachute.
These trails are maintained and can be used on foot or by snowshoeing.
- Sentier des Pionniers: Municipal park at 42, chemin Cambria, in Gore.
- Parc Dénommé trail: Located on chemin Densa in Gore. Follow chemin Cambria, then turn onto chemin Densa. After the lake, a sign leads to Parc Dénommé.
- Beattie Lake Trail: Rustic trail accessible by Beattie Lake Road (by Route 329).
For more information: www.cantondegore.qc.ca .
A hiking trail in the middle of nature with a distance of nearly one kilometre is located at Parc Hammond-Rodgers. This trail is ideal for walking and snowshoeing. Address: 1295, chemin de Mille-Isles, Mille-Isles.
Recreational path in Grenville
The recreational path following the Ottawa River and Grenville Canal is excellent for walking. It is accessible from the parking area at the eastern end of rue du Canal Sud on the south side of the canal.
Outdoor skating rinks
Several outdoor rinks will open during the winter season. To know all the details of their location, opening hours and regulations, the public is invited to inquire with the local municipalities of the MRC. For any questions related to health measures related to sports and outdoor activities air, the public is invited to consult the website of the Government of Québec.