Sometimes I want to take a long hike through the forest but I don’t want to leave the city. In Montreal we are pretty lucky because we have a lot of big parks to walk in. Last week, Enzo and I decided to visit Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse in Montreal.
It was the day after an ice storm so I decided to put my spikes on. Surprisingly enough, Enzo didn’t have too much trouble walking on the ice. His little boots seem to provide enough traction. For the parking, I chose to use a small street nearby. According to the city’s website, the park has two parking lots but you need to pay. The access to the trails, however, is completely free. Dogs are allowed on the hiking (4 km) and snowshoeing trails (9,6 km). They are not allowed on the ski trails.
It was a great hike, and a pretty easy one. The only negative point is that you can’t really forget that you’re in the city. I mean, it is to be expected. You can either hear a car on the highway or see some houses or industrial buildings. Enzo didn’t seem to care though ;).
If you want to visit the park but are not from Montreal, you need to know that the animal bylaw states that dogs overs 20 kg must wear a harness of head halter. The leash (no matter the size of the dog) must be not longer than 1,85 metres.
- Tourist region: Montreal
- Level: Beginner
- Dogs on leash are allowed
Chalet d’accueil des champs
3555, rue Douglas-B.-Floreani
Saint-Laurent, H4S 1Y6
9432 boul. Gouin Ouest
Pierrefonds, H8Y 1T4
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Audrée and Enzo xx