Located in Granby, on the shores of Lake Boivin, this easy trail is suitable for young families all year long. The long wooden deck along the swamps is offering nice views of the surrounding area. Enjoy bird watching and educative information at the centre which offers temporary exhibitions. Lovely way to spend half a day in nature.
Address: 700, rue Drummond, Granby, J2H 0K6, QC
Region: Eastern Townships
Car: Drive about 1h east from Montreal
Open all year long during the week from 08:30-16:30, weekends 09:00-17:00. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset
Entry Fees: adult 18+: 5$, age 6-17: 3$, under 5 years old: free
Parking – Free near the central building
Suitable for baby strollers
At the entrance of the building, you pay the daily fees. In the building, you will find a shop, toilets and exhibition rooms. We didn’t look this time if there were exhibitions, check online to be up to date.
We walked the blue trail (Le Marécage) and green trail (La Prucheraie) which is a total of about 2.1km easy walk. The rest of the trails were only for cross-country ski at this period of the year.
We walked clockwise starting to the left of the main building along the water on the green trail, we then continued on the blue trail and finished the walk on the green again. The first viewpoint was just at the beginning, a tower with nice views.
Our kids kept on running and enjoying the flat terrain so we ended our walk super quickly. We decided to head for the town of Granby for lunch and a walk around the lake.
We drove few minutes to Granby, parked near the junction of Rue Denison E and Rue de la Gare / Rue Drummond and walked on the cycle lane (route Verte), which sits on Granby’s old train tracks. We walked until we reached Parc Daniel – Johnson and headed back to the car.