Where to go hiking in and around Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Jun 12, 2015

Montreal and its surrounding area offer a large variety of spectacular hiking, walking and biking spots. Experiencing the natural beauty of these trails is a great way to see stunning nature sights while keeping active and healthy. Timbercreek’s 4150 Saint Jean & 51 Hastings Communities in Dollard-des-Ormeaux are located near great nature trails and the bustling city of Montreal, offering their residents the best of both worlds.

Mount Royal

Mount Royal Park is located in the heart of Montreal and offers fantastTC DdO Hikingic trails that let you explore the city’s greener side. The trails of Mount Royal twist and turn through the park until they eventually merge into the city sprawl. At Mount Royal Park you’ll come across local flora and fauna, fellow hikers, local animal species, secret hidden paths and more.

Morgan Arboretum

The Morgan Arboretum is located on the western tip of the island of Montreal and offers visitors a fun and scenic opportunity for hiking, animal watching and family fun. This 245-hectare forest reserve is the perfect place to go for a walk, bike ride or cross-country ski in the winter. The forest features over 18 different collections of trees, 30 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and over 150 different kinds of birds. The Morgan Arboretum is a 15-minute drive from Timbercreek’s 4150 Saint Jean Community in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

Parc des Rapides

Parc des Rapides provides the perfect hiking opportunity for young families looking to get out and active with a shorter trail length. This park is located on the St. Lawrence River and is a phenomenal spot to watch the Lachine rapids and to enjoy a hike, bike ride or kayak. The park offers five kilometres of trails that are easy to navigate and use, perfect for people of all ages and skill levels.

National Trail

For more intense and advanced hikers, the National Trail provides thousands of kilometres of pristine hiking. This trail is designed exclusively for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Over 1,500 kilometres of this trail are located in Quebec, passing through the wildlands of eight regions, from Outaouais in the West to Bas-Saint-Laurent in the East.

Go for a hike this spring and summer with Timbercreek Communities’ suggestions for spots in and around Montreal.

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