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Yamaska National Park

Date of the hike:    Saturday 24 August 2013

Location:                Yamaska

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 Parc national de la Yamaska

Leader: Michel Giroux

Distance : about 18 km

Level : Intermediate

Grounds: flat

Entrance fee: $6.50 (or SEPAQ card) group rate (15 et +) : $5.75

On Saturday, August 24, Michel will lead us on the Grand Tour Loop around the Choinière Reservoir  in the  Yamaska national Park.

Yamaska National Park is located 6 km from Granby in the Eastern Townships tourism region. 

We will walk through mixed forest as we make our way around the resevoir. The trail is rock dust and shared with cyclists.  This park is a wonderful place to observe nature, and thus is a great place to hike in every season and is accessible for the entire family. The hike will take approximately 5 hours which includes a stop for lunch at one of the numerous picnic areas. As there are no drinking water taps, it is advised that you bring sufficient water (at least 3 bottles) and do not forget insect repellent. There are a number of portable toilets along the route. 

At the end of the hike (around 3 p.m.), if the beach is open, you may go for a swim and share a snack before the return trip home which is planned for around 5:00 p.m.


Map of the park

Carpooling: Rendezvous at 8:00 a.m. Hudson Shopping Center.

Registration: To register for this hike, click HERE.

Driving Directions  to Parc National de la Yamaska.

Highway 10 East. Take exit 78 (Bromont), keep left onto « chemin Saxby sud », it becomes « chemin Saxby nord » then « 8ième rang est ». Past the Missisquoi camp site keep left, you will cross «  Boulevard David Bouchard Nord », continue straight ahead as you enter the park…

At the end of the day, you will return via Saxby, just before HWY 10 there is a traffic circle, go left, take 10 West towards Montréal.

Parc national de la Yamaska
1780 Chemin Roxton sud
Roxton Pond, QC J0E 1Z0
 
We will meet at the park at 10:00 a.m. at the  Welcome Centre parc de la Yamaska.
 
 
 
 REPORT:
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Hike in Yamaska National Park (Eastern Townships)

- 10 participants
-  3 vehicles for carpooling (Claude, Linda and Édith)
 
-  8:00 a.m. departure from the Hudson Shopping Centre.
 - 10:00 a.m. arrival at the park entrance.
  Distance to park: 100km from Montréal,  150km from Hudson Shopping Centre.
 
- Admission $6.50 per person + $11 per car (parking and beach access).
 It is possible to park the car at the Savage Mills Boat parking without fee; however, then there is no access to the beach

 
- Start of the hike: 10:30 a.m.
- End of hike: 3:00 p.m. 
- Duration 4 h 30 which included a 30 minute break for lunch

This hike was classified intermediate because of the 18 km length.  The terrain is flat without major inclines.  Hikers made their way on a looped trail around the reservoir. The trail is rock dust and shared with cyclists. Along the route there were many picnic tables and 2 portapotties. We enjoyed a sunny day with temperatures of 24 C so after the hike, 8 of us took the time to share goodies near the beach and 4 even went for a swim. We left the park at 4:40 p.m.

 

At the Visitors Centre, you have access to information, facilities, a convenience store and the  sale of ice cream. 

This was our first hike in this park, everything went smoothly and we have no incident to report.
   

Michel Giroux

25-08-2013

PHOTOS

PHOTOS TAKEN BY MICHEL

 
 

Members and guests are required to wear their ID card. Membership fees may be paid by cheque or with Paypal.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by check or by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at invite-guest@lesrara.ca. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted theClub’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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