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Autumn has arrived and many people wish to take advantage of this time of year to go hiking. Careful though! Many trails in the Eastern Townships are closed during the big game hunting season. Will your favourite trail be open or not this autumn? Here’s a little guide to help you find all the information you’ll need.
Here’s a list of the most popular hiking trails in the Townships that remain open all year round; hunting is forbidden on these territories chasse.
Depending on the sector, the dates reserved for hunting will vary from one year to the next. Therefore, here are some dates indicating when the region’s most popular trail networks will be closed during the autumn of 2020.
The closing dates for this trail network vary depending on the sector.
The Kingsbury North sector and the Stoke mountains ARE CLOSED from:
The trails south of the Parc national du Mont-Orford, including, among others, mounts Chagnon, Glen, Singer and Echo*, ARE CLOSED from:
*Please note that access to Mount Echo from Chemin de la Falaise in Sutton will remain open until November 7, 2020.
Circulating in the Brompton zone (route 220 to route 222) and the Kingsbury South zone (route 222 to km 9) is allowed, but at your own risk because hunting is permitted from October 3 to October 21 and from November 7 to November 22, 2020.
Trails outside the Mount Gosford sector ARE CLOSED from:
Trails inside the Mount Gosford Sector ARE CLOSED from:
The Hereford Community Forest hiking and biking trails ARE CLOSED from:
The Mont Bélanger hiking trails, and the campground, are closed from September 13, 2020, and will remain closed until mid-May 2021. The trails are not maintained during the winter.
At all times, remember to wear bright-coloured clothing and to be very careful. Have a great hiking season!