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The region of Lanaudière is part of central Quebec and is located between the Saint Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains, between Mauricie and the Laurentides. Lanaudière attracts a good deal of interest from vacationers due to its unique character founded largely on the harmony between its culture and the surrounding natural environment. Lanaudière's area of 12,413.73 square kilometers (4,792.97 sq mi) stretch northwest from a shoreline of 60 kilometers (37 mi) on the Saint Lawrence River. Lanaudière is generally rural, while the urban areas are generally concentrated in the south of the region, such as Repentigny, Terrebonne and Berthierville. The altitude rises as one goes northwards; it is 20 meters (66 ft) near the Saint Lawrence River to almost 800 meters (2,625 ft) at the top of mountains near Saint-Donat and Saint-Zénon.
Lanaudière is made up of three distinct geographical groupings: the southern plain has cities and farming villages and includes many historical locations; the piedmont in the centre has become a vacation spot due to its numerous lakes and natural attractions, and the Laurentian Plateau in the far north in the forested country is known for its fishing and hiking.
Lanaudière's road network was developed according to three north-south axes (25-125, 31-131, 347), all of which have few links with the neighbouring regions. Even though this internal network is almost exclusively composed of secondary roads, it is well-designed for long automobile trips or for biking. Lanaudière has two wildlife preserves, the Rouge-Matawin and the Mastigouche, as well as part of the Mont Tremblant park. Further to the north, about an hour away from Saint-Michel-des-Saints, there is the Atikamekw indian reserve of Manawan. Ice Climbing
Lanaudière Road map South Lanaudière Road map North
Head up to highway 440 East in Laval,
Highway 440 East turns into highway 25 North,
remain on highway 25 North up to Saint-Esprit
in St-Esprit, take a left on the 125 north at the lights
You're now in Lanaudière!
From the Laurentides:
Head East on the 329 in Sainte-Agathe
or East on Chemin du Nordet from Lac Supérieur (Near Mont-Tremblant)
Paroi du Lac Blanc
Paroi du Lac Castor
Paroi Claude Lavallée
Paroi Ben Poisson
Paroi des Scouts
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
43 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
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BETA PHOTO: Lanaudière Map
Colorful gully at Lac Marchand.