Summer activities at the Auberge du Vieux-Moulin


The Auberge du Vieux-Moulin is an oasis for all outdoor activities in winter and spring.

Our equipment is included in our prices with no time limit.

Winter activities at the Auberge du Vieux-Moulin


Whether with family, friends or as a couple, take advantage of winter to have fun:

  • Ice skating, ice rink with loan of skates;
  • Sliding on an inner tube or in a sled with three skis. On the hostel site we do not have a ski lift.
  • Ice fishing in holes drilled in the ice of our small speckled trout and rainbow trout lake, limit of 2 catches per person.
  • Winter spas, to warm up after a good day of outdoor activities.



Guided tour or not, let us help you plan a snowmobile trip to enjoy a beautiful moment in life. From 1 to 75 days, in pairs or in a small group, with or without a guide, several choices are available to you.

  • New snowmobile;
  • FCMQ civil liability insurance;
  • The deductible in the event of an accident is $4,500 + taxes;
  • Guide with satellite phone upon reservation $;
  • Complete clothing, special “Extreme Cold” suit also including: snowmobiler boots, gloves or mittens and helmet with heated visor;
  • All access rights;
  • From $335 per snowmobile, per day depending on availability. (Renegade 900Ace or Enduro turbo, on request).

Sled dogs

This activity gives you the chance to drive your own team of 6 or 7 dogs yourself, or have one of our professional mushers drive you.

Experiencing the snow, the tranquility of a concert in the middle of the forest and the feeling of living 100 years ago, what better way to take your mind off things?

  • 30km walk (9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.) from $350 per person with lunch. 1/2 price for children under 13 years old.

Ski and snowshoe hike

Inn Trails

In winter, the Auberge gives you the chance to snowshoe on the 10 km of marked and maintained trails. Snowshoes provided, but wear warm, tall boots.

The Auberge maintains and marks 4 km of trails to allow ski touring. We offer free rental of skis, boots and poles. As the Auberge is in mountainous territory, most of our trails are aimed at an intermediate and advanced clientele.

Lake Brazenies trails

The Lac des Brazénies trail offers the discovery of a mixed forest of deciduous and coniferous trees, where you follow a maple grove, with the possibility of seeing small game: hares, ruffed grouse, partridges. While observing, you can discover the hawk owl, the barred owl, the great horned owl and the eastern screech owl. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see foxes. At the top of the mountain, you observe the hides set up for moose hunting. This lake at the top of the mountain and its small island satisfy your needs for solitude and wide open spaces.

Matawinie national trails

The Matawinie National Trail is a section of the Trans-Canada Trail , in the Massif de la Forêt Ouareau sector, with its 30 km of marked classic/Nordic ski trails. This hike allows you to discover a mixed forest of deciduous and coniferous trees in a mountainous region. You access a number of lookouts and fabulous views over the immensity of our forests and our numerous lakes. You even have the opportunity to observe deer, and for the more adventurous, the opportunity to go to a lumberjack cabin where you can light a good fire and warm up.


Want something new for sugar time?

A short walk from the inn will take you to the cabin where Kevin, the son of the family, and his team boil maple water to produce a quality syrup. We use the wood to heat the kettle and evaporate the water and concentrate the sugar, making a tasty syrup.

A longer walk will take you to the maple grove. This is where we harvested the first drops of maple sap, coming from trees that are sometimes more than 75 years old, on land rented from the crown. These maple trees located in the mountains had never been tapped. We installed a tubing system of approximately 25 kilometers, allowing us to harvest water in complete safety.

Our evening table d’hôte and our breakfast menu are full of real maple flavored dishes! Come discover our maple products and by-products and treat yourself to something sweet!

Sugar shack at the Auberge du Vieux-Moulin, Lanaudière