Laurentian Hiking Trails
One of the must-do outdoor activities is hiking/walking the wonderful Laurentian trails. Many are pet friendly as well.
For our 3 cottages on Lac Canard (Birch Point, Sandy Lake and Lac Canard), plus Grand Lac, we are so lucky to be 10 minutes from L'Interval hiking area, which features Mont Kaaikop, the second highest peak in the Laurentians. It is a 40-km trail network around Mont Kaaikop, as it crosses bridges and runs along Lac Legault, with some magnificent viewpoints. Trail maps are available and everything is fully marked and trails vary from beginner to difficult. Dogs are welcome!
website: Interval (translated to English) or Interval (original in French)
St Donat Trails:
Also close by are all the trails in St Donat, including the Montagne Noire mountain trail, which at it's height is a World War 2 plane that crashed on the site. I have also personally tried the first section of Cap de la Fee, which has a beautiful streams and a nice waterfall. The municipality of St Donat has an office that is very helpful regarding trails available in the area.
Bureau d'information touristique de Saint-Donat - 819-424-2833
Mont Tremblant Trails
Also very good is to find a hiking app that shows all the current hiking conditions and trails in the area, and current reviews are often available. And you can often naviagate the trails with your phone, see elevations, overlay pictures etc. I like to use AllTrails app on my iphone.