Snowshoe Trails to Explore with Your Kids

Updated on Nov 2, 2023

Are you looking for snowshoeing trails your kids will find easy and interesting? Take a look at our seven suggestions right here.

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The Chute à Donat Trail—Mont Hereford

Developed during the autumn of 2020, the Chute à Donat trail is very short but can easily be combined with the Anciens trail and/or with the Des Coteaux trail. Depending on how enthusiastic your little explorers are, you could cover between 3.5 km and 5 km with this itinerary. And what’s the attraction for wanting to take this trail? A magnificent 30-metre-high waterfall!

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The Trails at Au Diable Vert—Sutton

Did you know that it’s not necessary to stay here to enjoy this private 14 km network of trails? In fact, the centre offers daily access passes that will allow you to explore different routes, all designed in loops and at low elevations. Crossing over brooks, hiking along cliffs, walking to higher grounds where their Highland cattle love to graze… There’s so much diversity to discover here!

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Colline La Rouche — Sentiers de l’Estrie (Brompton Zone)

One of the assets of taking the trail leading up to the top of the Colline La Rouche, is that it’s a fast route. After a very short (but steep) ascent, you’ll be rewarded with a great view. The trail then heads deep inside the forest for several kilometres. Don’t forget to turn back before your kids become too exhausted!

La Chouette — Parc national du Mont-Orford

Start out at Le Cerisier Discovery Centre, and head out on the Chouette trail for a 3 km loop outing. The trail doesn’t get a lot of traffic and is only accessible in winter. Once you’ve snowshoed your way up for a little while, you’ll enjoy a lovely point of view overlooking the Étang aux Cerises and Mont-Chauve.

The Parc des Montagnards trail—Mount Shefford

An easy climb awaits here to reach one of Mount Shefford’s summits. When you arrive at your destination, you’ll find a fine view overlooking Lake Brome and the Green Mountains. Two trail options are possible for a total hiking distance varying between 3.5 km and 4.5 km.

The Mont John Guillemette Loop—Stoke Mountains

Your kids love climbing hills? They’ll be well served with the Mont John Guillemette Loop! You’ll need to head up the first summit, then go down and up again, this time to reach the mountain’s viewpoint. To return, you can take an alternate route to complete this 4.7 km loop.

Marais Kingsbury—Sentiers de l’Estrie (Kingsbury)

When you start out from the Parc Isabelle Brasseur, in Kingsbury, make a loop north as you walk along the Rivière au Saumon. A 2.4 km outing that will offer you a few fine viewpoints with one overlooking the town of Kingsbury. To extend your outing, you can still walk along the Kingsbury marsh to complete the loop for about deux kilometres.

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