07 February 2018

Try our favourite winter outings in and around Saint-Hyacinthe

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The Saint-Hyacinthe region is one giant winter playground. Since there’s rarely enough time to take it all in, we’ve created a list of our favourite places to play outside, all bundled up. So grab your mitts and hold onto your hat. You won’t want to miss these activities!

Parc Les Salines

Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating, and tubing

Parc Les Salines has no fewer than 105 hectares of nature, marked trails, and sledding runs just ten minutes from Saint-Hyacinthe. You can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walking, skating, and tubing at absolutely no charge. It’s a great way to spend a day with family and friends! 

Tubing at Parc Les Salines. Credit: parclessalines.com.

Parc Casimir-Dessaulles

Ice skating

Downtown Saint-Hyacinthe is home to Parc Casimir-Dessaulles and its 250-metre-long skateway lined with illuminated trees. The free ice oval is groomed daily and open days and evenings.  There’s even a coatroom for changing and warming up. 

Skateway at Parc Casimir-Dessaulles. Credit: monescapade.ca.

Le Boisé de la crête à Saint-Dominique

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

Venture out along the breathtaking cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails at Le Boisé de la crête. Located in the heart of a nature park in Saint-Dominique, the paths ranging from 1.5 to 5 km are a slice of pure winter serenity. 

Boisé de la crête trail. Credit: Richard Sénécal.

Boisé des Douze

Snowshoeing and wildlife observation

At Boisé des Douze, hiking and observation are the big draws. Wander along 2.5 km of trails through a magnificent forest—for free! Grab your binoculars and your winter boots or snowshoes. Nature awaits!

Wildlife observation at Boisé des Douze. Credit: tourismesainthyacinthe.qc.ca.