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  2. Yep it's right, the collected money goes to the sepac (park administration). It's not a big deal to pay $8,60 to cross the Mont-tremblant Park but I exactely know where it can lead us in a couple years. The Atv summer users had live with this problem for years before. By example doing an atv ride Shawinigan/LaTuque round trip on 2 days was $54 just in Zec acces fees. Their federation FQCQ had work hard and negotiated an agreement with the Zec to autorise Fqcq members to pass on federate trails on the Zecs without having to pay zec fees. This agreement is new from 2 years ago and have been renew again this season but no garanties it will next years... Anyway for the park we will need to wait at fall to know what will happen for the next season... If St-Faustin/Mt-Tremblant(city) new trail is done, not sure the park will be reopened.
  3. Triggerhappy I don’t have much riding experience out of Shawinagan so I can’t speak much of that area. Most of my/our riding is not in the trail network and done in back country roads and pathes north of Mt.Laurier and St.Zenon, I know these areas very well and have done a lot of riding up there. Cabanon would be a good location to do loops out of and/or a 3-4 day trip, Ste Anne du Lac good to start trips from too Rabaska as well good for loops and trips. Cabanon and Rabaska would be safer parking when leaving for a few days all though I haven’t experienced or heard any bad reports of SAdL. In the past I’ve started a few trips out Relais Windigo by the falls but that place burned down a few years back and so we park in SAdL behind the motel and ride out to Rabaska or up to Lunic and beyond, more options there. There’s a new atv/snowmobile bridge built last year crossing the Riviere Lapin so getting to Mekoos on atv from SAdL is now possible with out having to go 10 klms south on the highway risking a ticket to catch a backroad up to Mekoos. An interesting ride out of Cabanon, follow the sled trail up to the dam then on up to Repos and Kanawata, visit Casey and the runway. There’s even underground bunkers around the Casey runway that are interesting visits. Out of SAdL or Rabaska head up ch Lepine to Clova then on to Martins on the reservoir Gouin, from there head west, some nice dams and dykes to see and you can return via Balbuzard back to Ch. Lepine, more runways to see over there too. Good luck with your ventures
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  5. Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense. I agree as snowmobiliers we have no problem paying for trails. When asked to pay twice it gets a little tough to stomach though. I take it the St Donat club is looking after maintenance on this 28 km stretch despite not being able to enforce FCMQ permits or to receive any of the funds the park collects?
  6. bonjour smclelan !!! great observation !!! fun to see moose....different wild too !!! i ve been lucky ...even if it was windy ...they could nt smell me...i could approach them very closely...😛 same guy who harvested the trees before hill with antler... back from camp...brought my 4w....raining !!! jean-guy
  7. I see your getting pictures of all types of wild life.....John Deere and Tigercats!
  8. Get a spare tire mounted on a rim, pretty easy to have a blowout that a plug wont touch
  9. Start at the FQCQ website, download iquad. Keep in mind the groomer shows you where to go in the winter, the summer roads can be a little more difficult to navigate. The city of LaTuque has some proposed layouts that are nice. You can check the motorized sports link there. We just got back from a 2 day trip last weekend. Still quite a bit of snow on the Lepine road. I try to avoid the little trails near the towns. As previously mentioned, the trail is usually pretty rough. I stick to the roads further north.
  10. bonjour neksledr !!! merci' re better than me....did nt notice about the doe....thats why i guess she s not moving too fast...she was still there friday when i came back home...lot closer to the road...did nt stop went to check the road yesterday for a friend .... .....i might bring my 4w today at my camp ....road is almost dry everywhere... next weekend ...there will be still snow in the woods... jean-guy
  11. I'm sure you probably could access the trails from the Marineau in mattawin
  12. Lots of great pics JG! That doe looks heavy with child, should be dropping in a week or two
  13. Yes there was a green collection box at both park entrance each ends and you should put you payment in an envelop, keep the receipt that was attached to this envelop before dropping it in the green box. If you got ckecked in the park, you need to show your receipt and the agent take the number on it with your personal information and later they verify with the receipt number if your envelop contain the payment... if not, a fine is sent to you by mail. It is a similar process already used for ZEC acces( Z.E.C.= (controlled harvesting zones) ) in the summer for all users(car/atv/motorcycles...) that acces them outside cashier opening hours or by some gates without cashier. Those same ZEC that we travel for free in winter and there are many in Lanaudière that the trail network pass on: Zec des Nymphes, Zec Lavigne, Zec Chapeau de Paille just to name few and they are all independent one from the other... this is also why it's worrysome to see some park organisation starting to bill us for passing in winter, not good at all.
  14. Is there a collection box at both the north and south ends? If there is no one there what proof do you have that you paid?
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  16. bonsoir !!! aujourdhui dans la gaspesie .... last long ride....back to work monday !!! jean-guy
  17. My friend asked Pascal at Drakkar yesterday and he said that you would have to trailer a little bit from there to ride. Looking at the ATV map it does show that the trail is not there in the summer for ATV's but you can ride from there on them in the winter. ???? The trip to Latuque is exactly what I wanted to do from Drakkar. I am going to check into it further and see if there is a way from Drakkar, as it is a nice and safe place to stay.
  18. Yes this definitely helps. I will look into Rabaska. Were the trails there wide enough for side by sides? I know some places (like bridges etc) can be an issue in some areas. Thanks for the info!
  19. I know they used to ride right out of Safari. Day trip to La tuque.
  20. A group of us rode Tug Hill a few years back, never go back. We rode up in New Hampshire ( Ride the Wilds ) a couple if times, very nice ! Last year we did day trips out of Rabaska. Now that was a Blast ! First time ever in Quebec for most of the group so Rabaska was a Grand Slam, I looked like a hero. Hope this helps out
  21. I bought 2 of them 3 years ago. I kept my supplies bag locked on all the time. then, whenever I would leave fuel onboard overnight, I'd use the second lock. Only problem I had was the plastic cap that covers the key hole kept falling off. Had to replace them twice. Thought about hot glueing or epoxy a tether strap so the cap wouldn't get lost. I'm now riding a GT so no place to use Linq bags. Sold all my bags and the locks.
  22. Damn, a 1000lbs limit including the rider!? I would have trouble riding a bicycle then on those trails in the Berkshire Mass forests to keep under that weight. lol I have heard the ATV trails in Quebec have all different kinds of terrain and I think I would enjoy seeing the area with no snow on it as well. I just love seeing the wilderness and what Canada has to offer. I rode Tug Hill area with it a couple weeks ago and it was fun, but its mostly dirt roads and limited on terrain changes,
  23. I was thinking of Trailblazer as a great source so I hope he finds this.
  24. bonjour !!! half a mile lower than '' school bus '' !!! jean-guy
  25. Hey Chris, That Razr looks DEAD SEXI! Well done! Good luck with it! Too bad the Berkshire Mass state forests have 1,000lb weight limit, including the rider. We trailered the quads up in summer '08 (damn time flies) and did day trips out of St Donut. The trails & services were well marked & mapped. Kinda bumpy along the way, and dusty as hell after the lead machine, when it wasn't raining. Anyway, still fun goofing off and all.
  26. TRAITOR!!! LOL Trailblazer should be able to point you in the right direction. Later GutZ
  27. Well I decided to get back into the side by side game and I purchased one again. I have never ridden on the trails in Quebec with an ATV and I have looked into it but I thought I would see what insight I can get from some of you. I know some of you ride the summer trails so I thought I would ask. I would be crossing from NY on the Northway going through Montreal. We usually snowmobile out of Shawinigan but where we stay the trails do not go to. So would it be better to pick up the trails closer to St. Zenon and go north or trailer further east of Shawinigan like St Raymond and go from there? We would be interested in riding from either a home base each day or even starting from a safe place for truck and trailer and doing a loop returning to truck in 3 or 4 days. Any insight or opinions of where to stay or trails to run etc... are welcome as it is all new to me with the ATV's up there. Thank you.
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