On site summer activities
The 6-km self-guided trail is the backbone of the Orphelins trail network. It includes ten information panels on nature subjects for fauna and flora observation. Both ends of the Orphelins Trail are linked to the Aerobic Corridor so as to provide a round trip for users.
The trail also includes wooden walkways crossing over bog woodland, a belvedere and a hut.
Water activities - private wharf
Each Villa has its own private wharf with a picnic table and Adirondacks chairs. Near the Villas on the shore line, there is a municipal park with children's playground and beach volleyball.
Hybrid and mountain bicycling
Bring your mountain bike or hybrid - bike path at the foot of the Villas.
From Morin-Heights to Saint-Remi d’Amherst, the Aerobic Corridor is open to cyclists looking for an outing right in the heart of nature. The Corridor offers a 58-km circuit which runs through wild landscapes dotted with lakes and green valleys, and winds up and down the fabulous Rivière Rouge. Come and take an unusual ride down nature’s highway!
You are an avid mountain biker, the trail of the Orphelins is design for you.
The 6-km self-guided trail is the backbone of the Orphelins trail network. It includes ten information panels on nature subjects, wooden walkways crossing over bog woodland for fauna and flora observation, a belvedere and a hut. Both ends of the Orphelins Trail are linked to the Aerobic Corridor so as to provide a round trip for users.
For road biker enthusiasts, many circuits by mountains and valleys are accessible from the Villas.
For fishing license holders, nothing better than Lake St-Francois Xavier p>.
Our lake has been stocked with rainbow trout for the last 10 years p>.
If you want to bring a boat, there are constraints regarding the washing of boats in order to reduce the risk of importation of invasive plants. More details will be provided on request. P>
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and yoga on stand up paddle board
Echo Aloha company offers from Montfort community center or directly at the Villas, introductory courses to paddle board (SUP) and yoga & fitness on the board. You will find all necessary information on their website www.echoaloha.com p>
On site winter activities
We supply the Crazy Carpets.
Snowshoeing - La Monfortaine
Bring your snowshoes : Five beautifull loops on crown land very well thought. Few short but steep climbs. The trails are very well marked. The decor, kept wild, offers beautiful scenery.
The Orphelins trail :The 6-km self-guided trail is the backbone of the Orphelins trail network. It includes ten information panels on nature subjects, a belvedere and a hut. Both ends of the Orphelins Trail are linked to the Aerobic Corridor so as to provide a round trip for users.
Groomed cross-country ski trails at the foot of the Villas :
Morin-Heights cross-country ski
The cross-country ski enthusiasts will enjoy one of the best cross-country ski networks maintained in the Laurentides, with 165 kilometres of inter-connected trails accessible through our Corridor Aérobique, of which 60 km are mechanically groomed.
Viking cross-country ski club
The club maintains a network of 50 km of trails. All trails have hilly sections and other more flat. They normally require a minimum of skill and experience.
Close by summer activities
Mont St-Sauveur aquatic park
From Mont Saint-Sauveur’s highest peaks to the foot of the forest, get ready to have a blast with the grooviest rides in town! Get rocked by the Viking, the one and only alpine coaster in Quebec, as you go down the path as fast as 35 km/h. then glide down the hill aboard the Dragon zip-line, swirl in the Red Baron’s cockpit, jump up and down the Giant Tree, twirl in the Honeybee and glide on board our very new Sonic!Au pays des Merveilles in Ste-Adèle
The ideal Park for kids from 2 to 8 years old with their parents and even grandparents is of course "Au Pays des Merveilles" situated in the heart of The Laurentians. This unique Theme Park revolves around the magic and beauty of our Fairy Tale books. In the enchanted forest hides our princesses and others live characters in their flamboyant dresses and beautiful sceneries. The entire family will enjoy meeting Alice in Wonderland with her friend Bunny Bunny, Snow White, Cinderella, the Queen of Heart's and the Little Red Ring Hood with Loulou the wolf. Twelve (12) acres of ground are available for you to play, walk, run, discover where your Fairy Characters live. Have fun in the 50 activities available such as: giant slides, ten (10) mechanical rides, inflatable games, Alice's giant maze, a heated wading pool and the petting animals in Cinderella's story.
Village du Père Noël in Val David
The perfect family adventure, the Village is an enchanting place in the heart of the Laurentians where you can share amazing experiences, exciting activities and magical moments together. Located in Val-David, the Village is everything kids love in one place: water activities, outdoor play areas, farm animals, magic shows and more. In all, there are over 40 activities for children aged two to eight—including the opportunity to meet the real Santa Claus!
There are several golf courses within 30 minutes drive.
- Club de Golf Arundel
- Club de Golf La Vallée de St-Adèle
- Club de Golf St-Jérôme
- Club de Golf Piedmont
- Club de Golf Lachute
- Club de Golf Le Chantecler
- Club de golf Mont-Gabriel
Biking on the linear park <Le p'tit train du nord>
You can tour along “Le P’tit Train du Nord” linear park, a 230-km cycle path built over an old railway between Saint-Jérôme and Mont-Laurier in the early 20th century. It’s the longest park of its kind in Canada! It is 230 kilometers of trail running beside the magnificent Rivière du Nord and through other natural landscapes made up of forestlands, wetlands and lakes. The old railway line wanders through picturesque villages with their old-fashioned station buildings, offering a unique combination of outdoor activities and cultural interest.
The best place to access the linear park from the Villas is the Piedmont station about twenty minutes away.
Close by winter activities
- Vallée de Saint-Sauveur
- Ski Morin-Heights
Laurel Aventure Nature (10 minutes away from the Villas)
After a brief training session, you’ll drive your very own dog sled under the supervision of our guides. Let our beautiful dogs introduce you to unforgettable Quebec landscapes.
The Glissades des Pays d’en Haut is, without doubt, your best choice of a winter activity with runs worthy of bobsleighs and slopes that will please even the biggest thrill seeker. Sitting comfortably in your tube, you’ll probably lose your hat as you hurtle down the slopes!
Linear park - Le P'tit Train du Nord Section Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré Section Labelle / Mont-Laurier
Rent a snowmobile at Desjardins Marine Ste-Adèle1-888-818-7683 www.desjardinsmarine.com
Wentworth-Nord : Located in Laurel, next to the Town Hall of Wentworth-North, is the covered ice rink. You can do hockey or free skating there. If conditions permit, there is also an ice ring. Only 10 minutes from the Villas. There is a heated chalet to warm up. Also open in the evening. www.wentworth-nord.ca/conditions-des-sentiers/
3488 Principale, Wentworth-North, QC J0T 1Y0
Morin Heights : One large multi-use rink and a smaller rink mainly used for hockey and free skating are available for your pleasure. The chalet is open from December to March weekdays from 16:00 to 22:00 and weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 22:00. A schedule is available at the chalet. To consult the daily ice schedule call 450 226-3232, ext. 122.
The rinks are located at 148, chemin Watchorn next to St-Eugène Church
Saint-Sauveur : Indulge in John H. Molson’s Park wintertime activities. Our leisure facilities include skating and snowshoe trails (behind chalet Pauline Vanier) and three skating rinks for hockey players (for different age groups). A snow slide in John-H.-Molson Park is also available near the biggest skating rink. Come and enjoy ! If weather permits : everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please contact our information line « Info-patinoires » before leaving home at 450 227-2669 #400 for further information on opening hours.
Parc John-H. Molson 30 rue Viviane Saint-Sauveur
All year close by activities
Ofuro - Station Zen 777, chemin St-Adolphe, Morin-Heights (Québec) JOR 1H0 450 226-2442
Amerispa Spa Nordique Morin-Heights 160, rue Watchorn Morin-Heights (Québec), Canada, J0R 1H0 450-226-7722
Le Polar Bear's Club 930, boulevard des Laurentides Piedmont (Québec) J0R 1K0 1 877 240-4616
Shopping in the heart of St-Sauveur village
For shopping enthusiasts, the village of Saint-Sauveur, 15 minutes from the Villas offers a variety of stores to suit all tastes.
Principale Street is lined with a variety of boutiques. It is here that you will find stores that sell clothing, jewellery, gifts and souvenirs, as well as art galleries featuring the works of our best local artists.
The town is adorned with several tiny streets and avenues that are worth being explored. It is here that you will find tiny boutiques and lots of great gifts. How about a stop for a coffee or ice cream with the kids? Then it’s across Jean-Adam Road, to visit Factoreries, where more than 20 local artisans sell their products at very affordable prices.