ACTIVITIES

Winter and spring

Activités hivernales à Auberge du Vieux Moulin dans Lanaudière

During your stay at Auberge du Vieux Moulin, you can enjoy many activities and leisure activities included in our rates and without time limit, whether in winter or spring.

On-site activities at the hostel

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Indoor and outdoor spas
  • Dry sauna and steam bath
  • Snowshoeing on 10 km of marked and maintained trails. Snowshoes provided, but wear warm, tall boots
  • Ski touring, with loan of skis, boots, poles. 4 km of marked and maintained trails. As the Auberge is in mountainous territory, most of our trails are aimed at intermediate and advanced customers.
  • Ice skating, ice rink with loan of skates. In the evening, when the sky is clear and the weather is nice, you light a campfire.
  • Slide on an inner tube or on a three-ski sled. On the hostel site we do not have a ski lift.
  • Ice fishing, speckled trout and rainbow trout, in holes drilled in the ice of our small trout lake, limit of 2 catches per person.

Other activities with access or rental fees

  • Super Slides of St-Jean-de-Matha
  • Snowshoeing at the Chute-à-Bull Regional Park. Trails crisscross the park through white and red pines and snow-fringed spruce trees. Pair a snowshoe hike with the trails of the Saint-Côme Snowshoe Club, accessible through the park.
  • You can browse museums, craft and antique shops

Lake Brazénies trail

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.

Sentiers national de la Matawinie

The Matawinie National Trail is a section of the Trans-Canada Trail, which allows you to discover a mixed forest of deciduous and coniferous trees in mountainous regions. You access a number of belvederes and fabulous viewpoints over the vastness of our forests and our many lakes. You even have the opportunity to observe deer, and for the more adventurous, the opportunity to go to a logging hut to light a good fire and warm up.

Dog-sledding

Drive your own team of 6 or 7 dogs yourself, or have one of our professional mushers drive you.

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

  • Half-day walk with musher at $165 per person, half price for children under 12
  • Half-day walk with lunch in the forest for $190 per person, half price for children under 12 years old.
  • Full-day walk with lunch in the forest for $240 per person, half price for children under 12 years old.
  • 2- to 4-day packages with overnight stays in a refuge or inn are available.

Consult our winter packages

Snowmobile

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
  • $3000 + taxes 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
  • Starting at $285 Price per snowmobile per day according to the number of participants

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’hote” evening meal and the breakfast menu contain many maple treats. You will discover our maple products and you will also sweeten your taste buds.