Randonnée en raquette dans Lanaudière

Winter and spring activities

While staying at the Auberge du Vieux Moulin, you will enjoy many activities and pleasure, either in winter or spring:

Activities at the Inn

Indoor pool, saunas et hot tubs.

Snowshoeing on 40 km of maintained and marked trails; snowshoes are supplied but bring warm tall boots.

Cross-country skiing with the loan of skis, boots and poles; 8 km of well-maintained and marked trails. With the Inn being in a mountainous territory, most of our trails are suited for intermediate and advanced level clientele.

Ice-skating, lit rink, with the loan of skates. In the evening, when the sky is clear and the temperature milder, you can light a campfire and we will provide the marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Sliding on inner-tubes or three-ski sleds.

The lake Brazénies trail lets you discover a forest of evergreen and leaf-bearing trees, where you go along a maple grove, with the possibility of seeing small game such as hares and partridges. If you look carefully, you may see the Northern hawk owl, the barred owl, the great-horned owl, and the Eastern screech owl. If you are lucky, you might even catch sight of a fox or two. At the mountain summit, you will see the tree stands for moose hunting. The lake at the mountain summit and its little island will fulfill your need for solitude and large open spaces.

Ice-fishing for speckled and rainbow trout, in drilled holes on the ice of our small trout lake, limit 2 fish per person.

 

The Matawinie national trails

The Matawinie National trails are a stretch of the TransCanada trail, that allows you to discover a forest of leaf-bearing trees and evergreens in the mountainous region. You have access to fabulous panoramic views and look-out points on the immensity of our forests and many lakes. You might even see some deer and for the more adventurous the chance to go to a logging camp to light a fire to warm up.

Dog-sledding

Lead your own dog-sled with a team of 6 or 7 dogs, or even be lead by one of our professional mushers.

Enjoy the snow, the peacefulness of being in the middle of a forest and the feeling of being 100 years in the past, what could be better for a change of pace.

A half-day excursion with musher for $160 dollars per person, half price for children from 6 to 12 years old and free for younger children accompanied by a parent.

A half-day excursion with a boxed lunch in the forest for $180 per person.

A full day excursion with a boxed lunch in the forest for $235 per person.

Packages for two to four days with sleeping accommodations in a cabin or at the Inn are available.

 

 

Snomobiling

We will plan with you, excursions of 1 to 75 days of snowmobiling per season

Whether a guided tour or not, let us help you plan an excursion for two; or, in a small group with or without a guide, whichever works best for you in order to experience a wonderful time.

  • Current model of snowmobile
  • Civil responsability Insurance from FCMQ
  • $2500 deductable in case of accident
  • Guide upon reservation
  • Complete gear (special "Grand Froid" snowmobile suit including snowmobile boots, gloves and helmet with visor)
  • All access rights
  • Price per person per day according to the number of participants

Consult our Snowmobile section for more information..

 

Sugar shack

Someting new for the Maple Sugar Time?

A very short walk from the ‘Inn leads to Kevin’s Maple Sugar Cabin. The family’s son, Kevin, and his team boil the maple water to obtain a quality syrup. They use wood to heat the large boiler in order to evaporate the water and concentrate the sugar for a superb maple syrup.

A little further along, you will see the maple trees. This is where we collected the first maple water, on land rented from the crown, with trees that are 75 years old. These trees had never been tapped – we installed approximately 12 kilometres of tubing for a secure and safe tabbing of the maple water.

Our ‘Table d’hôte’ evening meal and the breakfast menu contain many maple treats. You will discover our maple products and you will also sweeten your taste buds.