The great outdoors ramble

L'escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud

These boots are made for walkin’

Rejuvenate and find your Zen on this itinerary that takes you to the most gorgeous parks and green spaces! Visit magnificent natural sites and experience the colours and fragrances of these lovely spots. Hike along the trails that wind along the shore of Lac des Deux-Montagnes or through the forest of Mont Rigaud. Pack a lunch, a water bottle, a blanket to sit on, and don’t forget your camera!

From Vaudreuil-Dorion to Rigaud

Time

½ day

# of stops

3 stops

Distance

24 km

Stops

  • 1 Jardin Champs de rêves
  • 2 Parc Jack-Layton
  • 3 L'escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud

Jardin Champs de rêves 1

1620, Chemin Daoust Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7T 2C8

450-458-4000

Champs de rêves is a nursery that provides guests with a special outdoor experience full of colour and scent. Tour the lavender field and a garden full of sculptures and mosaics, as well as a maze that will charm all members of the family! The boutique is full of lavender products and plants that grow on site. With over thirty years as a gardening destination, Champs de rêves has the knowledge and experience to provide you with quality plants, a unique experience, and the advice of the best greenthumbs around. Ready to get into the garden?

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Parc Jack-Layton 2

400, Rue Halcro Hudson Québec J0P 1H0

450-458-6699

With it's stunning views of the Ottawa River and the Lake of Two Mountains, Jack Layton Park is a charming spot within a stone's throw of downtown Hudson and the train station. Named for Hudson native Jack Layton, leader of the NDP for many years, the park honors his local and national legacies. The park's great natural beauty is enjoyed by all. Picnic tables are available for lunches with family and friends, and benches by the river offer restful vistas. This park is also well known to photographers, as it offers ideal opportunities to capture both sunrise and sunset. The park also has trails, a public boat launch, portable toilets, truck and trailer parking, and a dog waste bag dispenser. Dogs on leash are allowed on site. It's the perfect spot to rest, relax and enjoy the views!

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L'escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud 3

15, Rue du Boisé-des-Franciscaines Rigaud Québec J0P 1P0

4504510869,282

Located in the heart of Mont Rigaud, L’escapade trails form a 27 km recreational network. The getaway offers an educational route with its 25 interpretive panels placed along the trails. In winter, you can go hiking, snowshoeing, fatbike and cross-country skiing. Nature interpretation hikes are offered for school or corporate groups. Pets are allowed on the mountain trails. From sunrise to sunset, access the site for free, all year long. Enjoy the outdoors and the fresh country air just 30 minutes from Montreal!

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