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Updated on Sept 20, 2023
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 2023.
The closing dates for this trail network vary depending on the sector.
In the Stoke Mountains sector ARE CLOSED :
The Kingsbury North and Richmond sector ARE CLOSED from:
The trails south of route 112 (mount Singer, Glen, Foster, Chagnon and Colline Trouser) ARE CLOSED from:
*Please note that access to Mount Echo, Étang au Castor campground and Nombril and Round Top from the S05 trail will remain open. The Trois-Frères (PV1, PV2 and PV3) in the Sutton sector will also remain open via S01. Marais Réal-D.-Charbonneau and chemin des Pélerins (S40, S41, S42) are also opened.
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 September 30 to October 18 and from November 4 to November 26, 2023.
Trails including the ZEC Louise-Gosford, Mount Gosford sector ARE CLOSED from:
Trails except the Gosford, ZEC Louise-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 11, 2023, and will remain closed until mid-May 2024. 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!
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