Kenauk Nature in Montebello: Trail Report

Kenauk Nature is graced with some wonderful hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails. They have over 100kms of trails, two waterfalls, and two fire towers that you can climb if brave enough.

Suggested Stops

Montebello for the best chocolate, cheese, and brews.

Important Insights

Day use is permitted for an entry fee but users must be off the property before dusk. If you’re able, download Ondago. It is a free map that hosts both trails and cabin maps for Kenauk Nature. Once downloaded, the GPS in the app works even when offline to help guide you on the trails. The main office also has printed trail maps available.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Kenauk Nature is private land and self-managed by Kenauk Nature. Their mission is that "Kenauk Nature offers the opportunity to contribute to a unique conservation initiative in the comfort of a luxurious off-grid chalet while trying new and exciting activities that will reconnect you with yourself, your loved ones and nature".

Suggested Stops

Montebello for the best chocolate, cheese, and brews.

GPS Coordinates

45.71252265009605, -74.88761003047355

Street Address

1000 Chem. Kenauk, Montebello, QC J0V 1L0

Directions

An easy 90 km (roughly 1hr 20 min) drive from downtown Ottawa. Hwy 417 East after St-Laurent, take the split to Hwy 174 East. Approx 8 kms past Orleans, at the lights, turn left from Hwy 17 to the Cumberland/Masson Ferry (24hrs operation, 10$ cash only per vehicle). Exiting the ferry, continue straight then turn right (east) on Main St. / Hwy 148 East. Drive through Thurso, Plaisance, Papineauville, and finally Montebello. Just pass Montebello, turn left (north) on Cote Angele. Follow signs for Kenauk Nature.

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Located at the Nature Centre

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open 0900-1700hrs daily.

Trail Map

Available from Kenauk Nature.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

7

Total Distance (km)

100

Elevation Gain (m)

180

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Ecological Significance, Interpretive Signs

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing, Skiing, Nature Centre, xCountry Skiing

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.