Category Archives: Générale

Enjoy harmony between man and nature all year round

The Indian summer is already far and colors soared. Never mind, before whiteness offers us a quite new landscape, walking and hiking stays the most invigorating activity and a good way to plan snowshoewing time to come.

During the last few months, many volunteers participated in cleaning and/or marking of:
… section Les Réserves naturelles;
… section Au Pays de Kaaikop;
… section Les Terres de Miron, including both accesses at chemin du Lac-Maxime and chemin de la Montagne-Noire.

Many many thanks to those who will recognize themselves!!!

Reminder : Closed sections until November 16 (hunting season)
– La MacShane;
– Les Rangs inachevés, between rang 9 and chemin du P’tit Bonheur;
– Part of La Préfontaine-d’en-Haut, on the first 3.8 km starting at chemin Huot (that is up to the higher point of this section).

For your safety,  you must comply with this land owners’ condition who generously let us enjoy the trail the rest of the year.

The part of section Les Rangs inachevés, starting at Ivry, closed this summer because of ongoing logging, will need to be cleaned and marked again before its access is authorized.

For the time being, it is too difficult to walk through the mess and, as markers have disappeared, there is a risk to get lost in the forest.  We will keep you informed.

The accesses of sections Mount-Catherine and Préfontaine-d’en-Haut were definitively settled at the very top of Trudeau street.

From its start, La Préfontaine-d’en-Haut was redrawn on a distance of about 1.5 km. As long as the path will not enough have been walked and seem highly frequented, be attentive to the marks to avoid leaving in a wrong direction.

During the winter, there will be no other choice but to park down the street and walk up to the entrances where direction of both sections are clearly indicated.


Your trail needs love… (Clean-up August 24-25-26)

Seasonal trail clean-up August 24-25-26*

Gather your friends and choose your day for this special activity.

Hike through your favorite section (or let us assigne you one).

The needs are…

  • clear the path from fallen branches easy to move, prune if necessary;
  • refresh the markups;
  • note and report heavier jobs (i.e. fallen trees obstructing the path) which will be taken care of by the “special team”**.

* Any other date can be picked-up if these do not fit your agenda.

** If you can supply and operate your own chainsaw, you’ll be welcome within the “special team”.


Please, specify your choice of date and the portion of the trail you prefer, how much time you have and the tools you can bring with you (clippers, pruner, pair of shears, etc.).

Looking forward to see you!

Prepare yourself before going out in the trail

Are you planning to go walking and hiking in the Par Monts et Vals trail?

Before you leave, take a few minutes to consult the new information we have added to our website to help you find the accesses.

Choose your section from THE TRAIL menu (top of the screen) and click on the button “Location des accès pour …..” Besides the GPS address easy to use with Google Maps, we propose directions including the number of kilometers to get there.

Have a nice day out there, and do not hesitate to send your comments.
Photos free of rights will be also very appreciated.

Clean-up of the path on June 3rd

***Saturday, June 3***

**Clean-up of the path**

*Pre-registration requested : 819 219-2660*

Here is a nice way to participate at the  JOURNÉE NATIONALE DES SENTIERS following the example of number of North American hikers.

After the melting of snow and plentiful spring rains, the path need care, and any help is welcome!

We invite all the hikers and walkers who want to do their part in the sustainability of the path to participate in this friendly day!  Everybody can participate.

In teams, the participants will be in charge of the one or other one of the following tasks, according to their capacities:

  • Repaint or install signaling;
  • Tear away or cut the regrowth;
  • Collect branches blocking the course;
  • Move or cut fallen trees.

Show your biggest smile, put on your best bootees, bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hunting-mosquito repellent, working gloves and tools (shears, small ax, rake, etc.) and come to give a hand to the nature!

The morning meeting point will be at the entry of  Camping Sainte-Agathe at 9 am.

Section Val-David-Val-Morin of the path now subject to the current access fares to Parc régional de Val-David-Val-Morin

April 4, 2017

The access to the section Val-David-Val-Morin of the path is no longer free but now subject to the current access fares to Parc régional de Val-David-Val-Morin.

Thanks to the users to respect this new rule in order to keep good relationship between all the partners.

For information –
Access fares to Parc régional de Val-David-Val-Morin :  winter – summer

Map printing made easier

April 4, 2017

It is now easier to print the maps of the path and to share the contents of our web site. Indeed, at the foot of every page, buttons were set up to print the page or share the link by e-mail or on Facebook.

Plus, a simple click on the image of a map or on one of the panels (Panneaux du sentier) also allows to see it in its entirety. A right click of the mouse on this enlarged image, gives the option to open it in a new tab.  Once in this new tab, a new right click in the margin allows generally to print it by means of the print manager of your computer, according to your personal parameters.

Other improvements are to come for the summer!