Mont Saint-Grégoire is one of the Montérégie hills. The climb is relatively steep, but lasts just an hour. The summit offers us an unobstructed 360 degree view of the surrounding plains, we see downtown Montreal, the other Montérégiennes, the Adirondacks, the White Mountains and several surrounding municipalities. The well-marked hiking trails cross this little mountain with ramps, stairs, gazebo and several interpretive panels pertinant. The Panorama Trail leads us to the summit. You return by the path of The Quarry where you can see the remains of an old mine essexite with old machinery and cranes. We can observe several bird species.
Its summit is 251 meters, so it is higher than Mount Royal and Mont St-Bruno! It is estimated that nearly vertical drop of 200 meters. The reception CIME offers us toilets and trail maps. Do not forget to pay your administration costs. Open year round.
The CIME agency, which maintained trails in the mountains for decades under agreements with owners of various land, acquired in 2006 some lots, including the top of the mountain. He therefore it was possible to make more permanent arrangements to welcome and inform visitors.
Its proximity to Montreal makes it a perfect exit, do not hesitate to bring it all your little family! Mont-Saint-Grégoire, this is the perfect family outing!