The 7 Best Summer Hikes to Do with Your Dog: A Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors and the wonders of nature by going on hikes with your dog. In this article, we will explore the best hiking destinations for an unforgettable stroll with your canine companion. Whether you're an avid hiker or just looking for a new activity to share with your dog, these hiking suggestions will inspire you to get out and explore together.

Discover 7 beautiful places to enjoy summer in nature with your furry friend!


Grandes-Coulées Regional Park (Centre-du-Québec)

A magnificent 10km trail for lovers of canicross, cycling and bird watching. Free.

 parc des Grandes-Coulées


Chutes-Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles Regional Park (Lanaudière)

Along the L'Assompation River, this 23km trail will surely please you with its waterfalls and canyon. You will have access to 6 belvederes to observe the beauty of the surroundings. $10 adult, $3 dog



Angrignon Park (Montreal)

This loop circuit is short but you will have access to a beautiful lake with water lilies and plenty of places to rest during a picnic. The trails are smooth and perfect for biking, walking, running, or skating. You will also find a dog park. Free.


parc angrignon Montréal 

Saint-Helene's Island (Montreal)

With an 11.4 km loop, this place is perfect for observing many species of plants, flowers and trees during a walking, road or mountain bike course with your companions. Free.



Gatineau Park (Outaouais)

This park offers 155km of trails for walking or running, in addition to a variety of water activities. You will find many lakes, mountains and even a cave! Nicknamed the lung of the Outaouais, this park is home to a rich and unique biodiversity. (The park can fill up quickly on weekends, especially along the parkways, near Meech Lake and the Old Chelsea area). Free.

 parc Gatineau arche romaine


Sutton's Parc d’Environnement Naturel (Eastern Townships)

For experienced and active hikers, canine or human, this park has something for you. Climb 968 meters above sea level by taking the Round Top, to admire the breathtaking views or surpass yourself on the 52 km of trails. Adult $8



Parc des Appalaches (Chaudières-Appalaches)

The Parc des Appalaches is the perfect place to practice a range of outdoor activities. With its network of 140 km of hiking trails, its lakes and rivers, its mountains with exceptional viewpoints and its arched walkways, you can indulge in your walking or running sessions, day and night! Dogs are invited everywhere, even in shelters, canoes and pontoons. Adult $7


Extra! Pisgah Mount (Vermont)

If you prefer to organize a road trip and cross the American customs to embark on a climb with a view of a lake worthy of paradise, this mountain is for you! This mountain straddles the American border, about thirty kilometers southeast of the town of Lac-Mégantic. Rising to 1,013 meters, it offers you a breathtaking view of the beautiful Lake Willoughby. 

mount Pisgah Vermont with view on Willoughby lake

Do you have any other recommendations?



Enjoy the fresh air!

The KALU team