Trails for urbanites
It’s not always easy to find a green space to walk in when you live in one of Canada’s largest cities, but thanks to a collaboration between NCC and the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement, two nature reserves in the Greater Montreal region are now open to visitors.
New interpretive panels, official trails and access points make the Forêt-de-Senneville Nature Reserve, in Senneville, as well as the Chemin-Saint-Georges Nature Reserve, in Rigaud, welcoming destinations for a nature walk. This enhanced access promotes exploration and walking while providing information about the natural richness and fragility of these woods.
Acquired in 2006 by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Forêt-de-Senneville Nature Reserve is adjacent to McGill University’s Morgan Arboretum. It features a vast range of natural habitats, such as a century-old forest, a stream, a wetland as well as a regenerating zone.
The Chemin-Saint-Georges Nature Reserve is located at the heart of the Mont Rigaud forest and is distinctive for its mature deciduous forest, which is over 80 years old and serves as a migratory stopover for a variety of bird species.