Rising above the flat agricultural land that surrounds the Richelieu River, is mont Saint-Grégoire, one of the monteregian hills that are characteristic of the region’s landscape. This intrusion was formed 125 millions years ago as hot magma pushed its way into the earth’s crust. Years of erosion have allowed the igneous rocks massif to become exposed. Nowadays, mont Saint-Grégoire is recognized for the richness of its natural environment and its magnificent panorama.
CIME Haut-Richelieu owns part of mont Saint-Grégoire and has developed hiking trails that lead to the top of the hill. The center is open year round. In the winter, it is possible to snowshoe when there is enough snow. CIME Haut-Richelieu, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to environmental protection and natural science education.
Seasons And Hours Accessible
Open year round except December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1st.
Opening hour : 9h00 AM
Closing hour : 4h00, 5h00 or 6h00 PM depending on the time of the year
Guided walks are available for groups with reservations. Please call in advance.
Snowshoes and spikes are available for rental in the winter.