Fall is the perfect season to set out on adventures and discover lands not so far away that offer breathtaking views. The large parks on the Island of Montreal boast scenery that is equally stunning. What better reason to get out—by foot or on your bike—and explore the city and the awe-striking changing of the leaves.
A Few Large Parks
First, Mont Royal Park is among the cities best-located large parks—where Jacques Cartier climbed to the mountain’s summit in 1535. The entertainment and activities offered in this area have kept in step with its rich history. There are several activities to choose from: hiking or mountain biking through marked trails and forest trails; a rest area and the Café des amis in the Beaver Lake Pavilion; exploring the city from the Kondiaronk lookout located at the very top, near the Chalet du Mont Royal.
In the northern part of the city, hugging the Des Prairies River, you will find Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park. This blissful green space features several marked trails perfect for hiking, walking or biking, all while taking the time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Lastly, Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park is located on the western end of the island, in Pierrefonds. Its marked trails along the Deux-Montagnes Lake allow you to enjoy nature as well as a breath of fresh air in a charming environment.
There is no need to leave the city to enjoy the fall scenery. Visit the city of Montreal’s website to learn more about the city’s large parks, their activities, and locations.
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