Le P'Tit Train du Nord

The linear park that runs from Piedmont (just north of St. Jerome) to Mont Laurier through the heart of the Laurentians is an ideal place to explore fall foliage. You can walk or bicycle along the park at your own speed and admire the foliage without large crowds and traffic. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy yourselves at any of the public facilities along the way.

One particularly beautiful spot right now is the valley between Mont Tremblant and the Labelle Station. This about a 48km. round trip and well worth it this week. (Sept. 28 - October 5). The maples along this route have extraordinary color this year.

Another beautiful spot in about 2 weeks will be along the path from St. Jovite to Lac Carré where there is a predominance of larches - a conifer that loses its needles - and these trees turn a magnificent yellow/gold prior to losing the needles.

The linear park is fun and inexpensive for a family outing. Young children have no problems with terrain as the grade is not steep anywhere along the route and you are free from worry about automobiles.

This linear parc is perhaps one of the best linear parks in the world...take advantage of it! There is a link off the Laurentian Tourist Association's page at www.laurentides.com but be forewarned this site's triple frames may drive you nuts!

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