The story behind the Aerobic Corridor Park
Former railway track linking Morin-Heights to Amherst, the Aerobic Corridor park was created after the CN stopped providing rail service at the beginning of the 1960s. The Aerobic corridor extends for 58 km and crosses the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut to the east and the MRC des Laurentides to the west.
At the end of the fall of 1996, the MRCs des Pays-d’en-Haut and des Laurentides jointly assumed the management and development of the Aerobic Corridor within the framework of a long-term lease agreement that outlines the objectives and respective obligations of the signatories. The agreement signed between the MRCs and the Government of Quebec was made possible thanks to strong local pressure, including the support of local elected representatives, who wished to make this axis a lever for the economic and touristic development of their communities.
As tenants of this former Canadian National Railway track, the MRCs des Laurentides and des Pays-d’en-Haut, as well as their municipalities, undertake to ensure the sustainability, exploitation and recreational tourism development of the bicycle, hiking and cross-country ski trail network.
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