Beautiful weather is approaching! I could not be excited to finally get out of the house and breathe in that fresh air. I am so damn tired of spending the day staring out the window thinking about what I could be doing. Instead I'm stuck indoors because I don't want the air to hurt my face.
Hiking is a great way to spend a Spring day and it's an even better way to stay in shape and get your exercise without really feeling it. I'm telling you, while you're on a hike you'll just be having a great time enjoying the view and nature around you. But afterwards, you're going to feel the burn and you'll be proud of yourself for getting off of your butt.
Lucky for us Montrealers, there are a TON of places near the city where we can get our hike-on! Whether you want to road trip out into deep nature or you just want to hop on a bus, you can get yourself to a great and easy hiking trail.
Whether you want to take a hike alone, with a special someone, with your friends, or with your furry friends, this is the perfect place! Located just 26 minutes away from Montreal, Bois-de-Liesse has the makings of an awesome day trip.
2. Parc Jarry
This one is perfect if you need a good dose of nature when you've spent too much time in this concrete jungle we call Montreal. Located in the city itself, you can expect to have one of the most refreshing walks of the Spring. You could go every day if you wanted!
Location: St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2R 2W1
3. Bois de Belle Riviere
I can personally vouch for this place because it's one of my favorite places to go. It's an hour out of Montreal, located in Mirabel, but let me tell you it's worth the drive. With tons of trails and activities to do in every season, you are sure to have a good time.
4. Mont St-Gregoire
My parents used to take me to this mountain every weekend when I was little and though I complained about it every time, I actually always enjoyed myself. It's a 45 minute drive away from the city and it has some of the most fun trails ever. It's not just up through trees, it's turns around rocks, climbs over boulders. It's a fun time.
Location: Mont St-Gregoire
5. Mont Orford
In case you didn't know, most ski hills actually turn into hiking trails when the snow melts. And well, that's now! Located an hour and twenty minutes outside of Montreal, you are sure to be pleased by the views from Mont Orford. I'm sure the skiers can attest to that.
Location: 4380 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7N9
6. Yamaska National Park
Located just over an hour away from the city, near Granby, Le Grand-Tour Trail at this park will knock your socks off. The trail circles around a beautiful lake that will make you just want to jump in. You should probably wait until the weather warms up just a little bit more.
7. Mont Royal
You just have to look up to find out about this one and if you haven't been then you are seriously missing out. The views are incredible. You can take a staircase up through the trees or walk up a trail to the lookout. There are tons of great places to eat and don't get me started on beaver lake.