The Laurentians are full of national parks and trails that are perfect for recharging your batteries or exercising all year long. One standout is the corridor aérobique park which features a scenic 58 km bike path ideal for all ages. Whether you’re on foot or wheels, it’s a must-see destination that’s only a few minutes from Chalet Zenya in the Lower Laurentians.
This breathtaking linear park was previously a railway until it was transformed into an outdoor playground in 1996. It’s become the perfect destination for a half day or full day getaway, whether you’re alone or with friends. We highly recommend bringing your rollerblades or bike to discover the splendid wooded landscapes, and charming villages dotted throughout, including: Amherst, Huberdeau, Arundel, Montcalm, Lac-des-Seize-Îles, Wentworth-Nord and Morin -Heights. The corridor aérobique runs over 8.5 km and climbs up to 120 metres in altitude from Morin-Heights to Montfort.
The cycle path is covered with a sandy, crushed stone and the slope is slightly inclined (on average 5%) making it perfect for beginners or intermediate-level cyclists. A hybrid or mountain bike will definitely make the experience more enjoyable.
The park offers privileged access to all facets of this splendid region where you can enjoy a wide range of activities. Bring your swimsuits to cool off in Saint-François Xavier lake. Or squeeze in a workout and rent kayaks or paddle boards at the Montfort Pavilion or Écho Aloha in the municipality of Morin Heights. Both locations have all the equipment you need.
If water’s not your thing, take your tastebuds to the Saint-Sauveur market or the Basler park farmer’s market in Morin-Heights to enjoy a wide range of fresh, organic and savoury local products including fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, ready-made meals and pastries. There is definitely something for every taste.
Whatever you do, make sure to stop for a moment to breathe in all the beauty and enjoy this precious time with loved ones.
Whether you come by car or bike, here are a few details about the 2 major access points:
- Corridor aérobique reception pavilion (0 km)
Address: 50, chemin du Lac-Écho, Morin-Heights | 450 226-3232, ext. 132
Services offered: Parking, public washrooms (sanitary services), drinking water, ticket office (cross-country skiing), waxing room and bike wash (summer).
2. Pavillon Montfort 8.5 km)
Address: 160, route Principale, Wentworth-Nord | 450 226-2428
Services offered: Parking, public washrooms (sanitary services), equipment rental, ticket office (cross-country skiing) and waxing table.
In addition to the charming villages and spectacular landscapes that the linear park offers, the corridor aérobique is also the most multifunctional trail catering to cyclists, runners, and walkers in the summer and cross-country skiers in winter.
The Aerobic Corridor Park is nature at your own pace.