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Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Meet & Ride Saturday, April 29 2017 Ride flat roads and bike paths along the St. Lawrence to Dorval, Pointe-Claire and St-Anne-de-Bellevue and return via the Lachine Canal. A gentle warm-up for the beginning of the season or for newcomers to try out riding with us. Trip lengths from 24 to 95 km depending on where you turn around. Departure at 9:30 by bike from Atwater Market. Look…
Châteauguay, QC day trip Saturday, May 6 2017 Beautiful rides on newly scouted routes in mostly flat, rural areas. Riders can do a longer early-season route without worrying about hills. Trip lengths of 50, 80 and 93 km.
Lancaster, ON day trip Saturday, May 13 2017 Nice, fairly flat routes through rural Ontario farmland, partly along the St. Lawrence and Raisin rivers. You may want to bring your lunch. Trip lengths of 58, 91 and 120 km.
Mont St-Hilaire, QC INTRODUCTORY HIKE Meet at Pavillon d’accueil, Reserve Naturelle Gault, Mt. St-H. at 9:00 am. on may 13 2017 Come see what hiking’s all about and meet some of the Club’s members. Great views from Rocky, Dieppe & Pain de Sucre for moderate effort. Finish with a visit to the Chocolaterie La Cabosse d’Or. Niveaux : 1 – 3
Victoria Day 2017 Cycling Weekend Clayton, New York State Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22 2017 Clayton is a quaint historical village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, adjacent to the 1000 Islands, and near to the Canadian border. RA has been to this destination in past years, always enjoying a terrific weekend of cycling. Routes of 29, 49, 65, 69, 81, 82, 85, 100, & 104…
Forêt Ouareau, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, May 27 2017 A variety of trails with frequent lakes and huts. Climb the Sentier National as it crosses Le Massif, affording impressive views of the Lanaudière uplands. Levels: 1 – 4
Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan QC day trip Saturday, May 27 2017 Beautiful terrain in a rural area northeast of Montreal. Rides mostly flat with some rolling hills. Terrific pub stop on the way home in l’Assomption. Trip lengths of 58, 61, 77 and 106 km.
Mt Hurricane, The Crows, & Nundagao Ridge, NY Hiking day trip Saturday, June 3 2017 Hurricane’s sweeping views of Lake Champlain and the High Peaks rank with the best in the Adirondacks. The Crows offer big views for modest efforts while the Ridge meanders along an ever-changing gallery of viewpoints. Levels: 1 – 5
Oka, QC day trip Saturday, june 3 2017 Great cycling for all levels with splendid scenery. Optional pub stop after ride. One of the club favourites, not to be missed. Trips of varying lengths from 45 to 120 km.
Sutton, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, June 10 2017 This trip to the beautiful Eastern Townships has a variety of trails. Hike to Lac Spruce for lunch or discover majestic Lac Mohawk and climb Round Top. From there you’ll enjoy a panoramic view across the US border as well as some of Quebec’s finest scenery. Levels: 1 – 4
Sorel, QC day trip Saturday, june 10 2017 New this year. Lovely farmland, good roads, fairly flat. Some routes are along the Richelieu River. Trips of varying lengths from 50 to 90 km.
Vankleek Hill, ON day trip Saturday, June 17 2017 Nice, quiet flat roads and some rolling hills, starting in Vankleek Hill, the “Gingerbread Capital of Ontario”. Possible beaches and/or picnic stop at Voyageur Park on one of the rides. Trip lengths of 63, 84 and 100 km.
Cascade, Porter, Pitchoff Ridge, Keene Valley, NY Hiking day trip Saturday, June 17 2017 This area offers great choices for all levels of hiking ability. Hike Cascade, one of the easiest 4000-footers, and add on Porter to challenge your legs. Check out Balanced Rock and enjoy the glorious views along Pitchoff Ridge. Levels: 1 – 5
Saint-Jean-Baptiste 2017 Hiking and Cycling Weekend Gorham, New Hampshire Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 Come spend the weekend with us in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire! Nestled in the Androscoggin Valley and adjacent to the picturesque Presidential mountain range, the village of Gorham has many appealing shops, excellent accommodations and dining for everyone, from casual to gourmet. Hike Mts Washington, Jefferson, Addison and Madison. Maps and…
Chazy, NY day trip Saturday, July 8 2017 Popular destination: lovely countryside, excellent roads, quiet area with little traffic. Relatively flat, with some rolling hills, not too demanding. Bring your passport for the border. Trips of varying lengths from 35 to 108 km.
Cap 360 & Mont Gorille, Labelle, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, July 8 2017 Hike this section of the Sentier National, admiring the Quebec forest and profiting from the super views atop Cap 360. At the end of the hike, watch the cyclists breeze by on the P’tit Train du Nord as you enjoy a beer or coffee, or walk down to the Rivière Rouge and soak your toes. Levels:…
July Cycling Weekend Smiths Falls, ON Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16 2017 Trip description: We will be based in Smiths Falls, but most cycling routes stop for lunch or pass through Merrickville, voted the prettiest town in Ontario. Mostly flat farmland, canals, lakes, rivers. Easy drive from Montreal. Two nights (Friday and Saturday). Trips of varying lengths: 34, 49, 57, 64, 75, 82, 95 and 96 km. Staying…
Lake Carmi, VT day trip Saturday, July 22 2017 Quiet and well paved back roads through scenic rural landscapes. Quite hilly. Popular pub stop at Somerset Inn after the ride. Bring your passport for the border. Trip lengths of 44, 70, 78 and 92 km.
Montagne Grise, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, July 22 2017 Enjoy UQAM’s Centre de la Nature with vistas of lakes, the Laurentian mountains, and a nature trail to beautiful waterfalls. Levels: 1 – 4
Ormstown, QC day trip Saturday, July 29 2017 Great cycling along quiet roads by the Châteauguay River with scenic views of the Adirondacks. Trip lengths of 79, 86, 105, 110 and 131 km.
Louiseville, QC day trip Saturday, August 5 2017 Beautiful rides in rural areas on the north shore of Lac-Saint-Pierre, east of Trois-Rivières. Good hills but not overwhelming. Longer rides include a stop at Auberge Le Baluchon for picnic or purchased lunch. Trip lengths of 46, 70, 79 and 96 km.
Rivière Swaggin, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, August 5 2017 This section of the Sentier National continues east from the popular Les Contreforts trail and, for at least one kilometer, follows the cascading Rivière Swaggin. Picturesque, with great views and lunch spots. Levels: 1 – 4
August Cycling Weekend Newport, VT Friday, August 11, to Sunday August 13 2017 Trip description: Newport offers great hills and vistas on the peaceful roads of Vermont. All hilly. Two nights (Friday and Saturday). Bring your passport for the border. Many trip lengths to choose from: 26, 46, 55, 59, 60, 78, 106, 116, 125 km. Staying at: Newport City Inn and Suites Cost: $185, includes two nights (Friday…
Covey Hill, QC day trip Saturday, August 19 2017 Quiet roads, with some routes going into the US. After the ride, we’ll get together at the Rockburn pub. Bring your passport for the border. Trip lengths of 60, 74 and 99 km.
Belvidere and Devil’s Gulch, VT Hiking day trip Saturday, August 19 2017 Hike up Belvidere and its fire tower to enjoy panoramic views of VT, NH and Canada. Challenge yourself via Tillotson Peak, Haystack & Belvidere Mtn. Try something new: a nice loop via the Long Trail to explore the caves and hollows of Devil’s Gulch and return on the Babcock trail. Levels: 1 – 5
Mooers, NY day trip Saturday, August 26 2017 Spectacular scenery and very quiet roads. There’s a pub stop in Hemmingford on the way home. Bring your passport for the border. Trip lengths of 54, 84 and 103 km.
Labour Day 2017 Hiking and Cycling Weekend Bartlett, New Hampshire Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4, 2017 What better way to spend the Labour Day holiday than to escape to the majestic White Mountains, a virtual paradise for hikers and cyclists alike, and relish in the fun and adventure with your fellow RA members with plentiful trails for all levels. Hiking options include old favourites such as Arethusa…
Champlain Islands, VT day trip Saturday, September 9 2017 Beautiful rides for all levels. Beach stop possible on some rides. Bring your passport for the border. Trip lengths of 37, 70, 88, 94 and 120 km.
Mystery Hike, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, September 9 2017 Come be adventurous and try a new Quebec destination. Explore new trails on this mystery hike. Levels: 1 – 4
Trail Maintenance NY Weekend – ADK Sept. 15-17 2017 We look forward to seeing both returning faces and new ones. Under the supervision of a trail coordinator, we work hard but are well rewarded. We stay on the premises in the crew cabin where there are showers, bunk beds, kitchen facilities, etc. Budget cuts mean less money for professional trail crews so if you enjoy hiking, consider volunteering. Space…
Bedford, QC day trip Saturday, September 16 2017 Great scenery, quiet roads and manageable hills. Routes offer a variety of distances and degrees of difficulty. A nice pub, L’Interlude in Bedford, awaits us after the rides. Trip lengths of 45, 74 and 93 km.
Whiteface, Wilmington, NY Hiking day trip Saturday, September 16 2017 The trails on this beautiful Adirondack peak offer spectacular views of the lakes and mountains of the northern Adirondacks as well as impressive views of Lake Placid (the lake). Extended hike. Levels: 1 – 5
Sutton, QC day trip Saturday, September 23 2017 Some rides go over the border into Vermont to the beautiful Berkshire area or North Jay. Rolling hills on some routes and others have long climbs and steep descents. Bring your passport for the border. Trip lengths of 50, 55, 72, 75 and 77 km.
Mount Mansfield East, VT Hiking day trip Saturday, September 23 2017 Join us on the summits of Vermont’s highest mountain. Hike along the open ridge with 360º views. Lots of fun trails and boulder fields to clamber over. Extended hike. Levels: 1 – 5
Oka, QC day trip Saturday, September 30 2017 Great cycling for all levels with splendid scenery. Optional pub stop after ride. Trips of varying lengths from 45 to 120 km.
Mégantic Franceville, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, September 30 2017 Located in the northwest corner of Parc du Mont-Mégantic, enjoy trails that offer exceptional, autumnal views, rewarding beyond the effort required. The new Acceuil affords pleasant prospects for après-randonnée refreshments. Levels: 1 – 4
Jay Peak, VT Hiking day trip Saturday, October 14 2017 Hike the Long Trail to the tram at the summit of Jay, where you will enjoy views of the Green Mountains, the White Mountains, the Adirondacks and even Owl’s Head in Quebec. Levels: 1 – 5
Mont Orford, QC Hiking day trip Saturday, October 21 2017 The proximity of this provincial park allows us much time to enjoy the Sentier des Crêtes or hike the redesigned Sentier Mont-Chauve. Great views of the Eastern Townships and of the nearby lakes and mountains. Levels: 1 – 4