Epic Hikes For Beginners Near Montreal:
1. île Nue de Mingan - Mingan Archipelago National Park, QC
Length: 8.3 km (loop around the island) // 3.5 hours
Hike around the beautiful “barrens” of the île Nue de Mingan! This tundra-style landscape offers fabulous views as you hike your worries away.
2. Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport
Length: 5 miles in total// 1-5
Enjoy a variety of easy hiking trails along the Casco Bay that will offer you the views of both the forest and the coastline. This trail is located just 5 hours away from Montreal in Maine.
3. The Bigelow Fire Warden’s Trail, Franklin and Somerset Counties
Length: 5 miles
Bigelow Mountain is the 6th tallest peak in Maine and Fire Warden Trail offers you the chance to experience it all! It may be steep, but it is short and peaceful and perfect for this summer. Plus, it's only 3 hours away from Montreal!
4. The Cadillac South Ridge Trail, Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain is the tallest peak on the east coast of the US! Not only can you enjoy camping, but also hiking trails that lead to a beautiful summit that is most stunning during the sunrise. Plus, it's only 6 hours away from Montreal!
5. The Ocean Path, Acadia National Park
Length: 3-5 hours
This hiking trail is pure beauty and very simple! The Hiking Ocean Path will give you views of the coast of Maine and the forests of Maine. Plus, it's only 6 hours away from Montreal.