Les terres de Miron
The access to this section is now possible only from Val-des-Lacs on a distance of 2,5 km (up to the highest part of this section).
This section is actually closed, but part of it is taken care of by the Municipality with free access to their own trail network.
It is no longer possible to enter the path at chemin Galarneau.
Part of the land from there towards Rang 6 has been sold. The new owners do not wish to allow people walk through it for the moment and have put up a few Private Property signs. Please do respect that guideline.
The Par Monts et Vals panel has also been removed. The Municipal authorities may eventually conclude a new agreement with the owners.
Until further notice, for security purpose out of our control, part of the sections Rangs inachevés will be closed, from rang 9 up to Ivry.
For security purpose during the hunting season and upon request by the land owner, the section La Lantiéroise will be closed for an undetermined period as of October 21, 2019.
This year, the hunting season is going on from September 7 to November 15.
During that period, for safety reason, parts of the trails are closed.
LA MACSHANE, completely
About half of PRÉFONTAINE-D’EN-HAUT, starting at chemin Huot.
About half of RANGS INACHEVÉS, starting at rang 9 up to chemin du P’tit Bonheur.
It is very important to comply to this condition requested by owner of the private properties where the trail is passing. On the other hand, hikers are welcomed on these private properties the rest of the year.
UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION September 29, 2019
As we do not know yet up to where the logging will extend, we have no choice but to close a larger part of this section.
A large part of the section Les Terres de Miron will be closed at least for a year during authorized logging.
No passing will be allowed on about three quarters of the trail starting at the entry chemin de la Montagne Noire in Lantier.
However, the other part, starting at chemin Val-des-Lacs in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, up to the first point of view, still open for the next season.
Les Terres de Miron – The part circled in red is closed.
The section LES RANGS INACHEVÉS is now open, accessible and workable from one end to the other.
After the logging close to the rue Degrosbois access, after the bridge, the trail had to be redesigned and marked to go through the part left fallow before re-entering the forest. For the time being, red and blue ribbons can be followed easily.
On your way, wood residues and small branches are easy to stamped or stepped over. In the forest, you may need to push away few branches or go around fallen trees, but nothing will hinder your hike.
A clean-up bee should be organised before fall.
the part of this section between Rang 9 and chemin du P’tit Bonheur will be closed for the coming hunting season
(September 28-November 15)
Due to a change of owner, negotiations have to be completed about the right of passage over a part of La Préfontaine-d’en-Haut section.
We are talking of the same part that is closed during the hunting season on 3.8 km starting at chemin Huot in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides (which is up to the higher point of this section).
If you walk starting at the opposite end, from chemin Turdeau, you will have to turn around and come back on your steps at about one kilometer after the shelter (this is where the path starts to go down very seriously – as a landmark, the sign in place during the hunting season may still there).
Anyhow, this section worth to be walked and explored for the 3 kilometers that still accessible in the meantime, especially for the point of view around the shelter.
The logging in Les RANGS INACHEVÉS section is finished, but it is better not to venture there immediately because of the part left fallow not far from the access on the P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park (Ivry/chemin Desgrobois).
Part of the cleaning was done recently, but there still a lot of work to be done to clear and mark the route to reach the forest through the part left fallow.
We will keep you informed of the developments.
After a lot of cleaning in most of the sections of the trail this fall (big thanks to volonteers and other sponsors), winter was there before we could enjoy it. But these last weeks, rain and freezing rain made some more damages on the trail. Small and not so small branches may block the way. Nevertheless, you can always enjoy going out snowshoeing. In this case, we recommend that you take along hand saw and pruning shear. If it is possible, for the easy part, you could free the way as much as you can, it will be very appreciated.
P.S. For more important damages, please let us know by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with details as much as you can on the location. Thanks again!