“Le P’tit Train du Nord” Linear Park – cycling and cross country skiing
|“Le P’tit Train du Nord” Linear Park
Welcome to the longest linear park in Canada located in the heart of the Laurentians via the old railway line built in the early 20th century. The linear park “Le P’tit Train du Nord” is 230 kilometers of incredible beauty, along many rivers and lakes. From Saint-Jérôme to Mont-Laurier, discover the Laurentians in its natural state as you pass through beautiful villages surrounded by forests and mountains. Enjoy the four seasons, each with their wealth and explore by bike, inline skates, cross country skis or snowmobile. Since 1996, people have come to enjoy this park which is accessible to all due to its low elevation and multiple service points. The train stations in the period architecture are sometimes transformed into coffee shops, warm huts or for rental and repair of equipment. The trail is dotted with picnic areas in scenic places for everyone to enjoy the adventure at their own pace.
“Le P’tit Train du Nord” was the dream of the legendary pastor of St. Jerome, Antoine Labelle. Built between Saint-Jérôme to Mont-Laurier in the years 1891 to 1909, the railroad was going to be key to the development of the region. “Le P’tit Train du Nord” has fostered the growth of the tourism industry in the Laurentians. Upon entering the station early locomotives, holiday resorts come to life. “Le P’tit Train du Nord” particularly enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1920s to 1940, when the Canadian Pacific Railway, owner of the land, set up the snow trains. Happy convoys leaving Montreal every weekend, carrying large nature lovers and skiers who were indulging in skiing, a new popular sport in the region. “Le P’tit Train du Nord “made his last trip for travelers November 15, 1981 and for freight in 1989. Seven years later, in 1996, the linear park “Le P’tit Train du Nord” was inaugurated. Since then, the station has been renovated and converted into points of service and the linear park generates a complete tourist activity to accommodate cyclists, skaters, skiers and snowmobiling.
Aerobic Corridor (58 km)
Former route of the railway from Morin-Heights in Saint-Rémi d’Amherst, park Aerobic Corridor invites cyclists looking for an experience of nature. Less busy, the Corridor offers 58 km of trails through scattered lakes, lush valleys and crossing the fabulous Red River wilderness. A nature experience in its purest form!
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