Agrotourism and Tourist Routes in the Eastern Townships
Discover picturesque villages, impressing landscapes filled with valleys, lakes, mountains and agricultural riches. That’s the art of living in the Townships.
Located in the picturesque village of Fitch Bay, quite close to Magog, Bleu Lavande is Canada’s largest producer of lavender. Bleu Lavande invites you to its agritouristic estate to discover the beauty and benefits of this plant of many virtues. Explore the fields on your own or treat yourself to a massage alongside some 100,000 lavender plants. There will be tons of attractions – cooking and botany demonstrations, art exhibits, live entertainment, massages, brunches, and playgrounds for the younger ones! Rediscover the Bleu Lavande boutique, freshly renovated and expanded for the new Bleu Délice section where you will find a variety of lavender-inspired products. Sit down for a snack in one of our picnic areas or at the new Lavandula Café-Terrasse, the ideal place to enjoy a glass of lavender flavored beer or wine and take in the stunning views over the countryside.
Starting in 1912, Benedictine monks from France built a monastery overlooking Lake Memphremagog. The modern Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, designed by Dom Bellot, pays tribute to the harmony of natural geometric forms and makes splendid use of multicoloured bricks. Services in Gregorian chant everyday at 11 AM.
Chemin des pères
The route known as the Chemin des Pères skirts majestic Lake Memphremagog towards the St-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey and leads to a myriad of sites that are great places to visit.
A number of regional artists and artisans take great pleasure in welcoming you into their studios and sharing their creative passion.
Along the scenically designed 157-km Summit Drive, you can admire spectacular landscapes from observation towers and lookouts.
Let your fancy guide you; the route also offers access to a variety of outdoor activities – hiking along groomed walking trails or cycling, for example. In either case, you’ll be surrounded by idyllic panoramas as you explore a region where nature reigns.
Chemin des cantons
Head off for adventure and discover the region’s irresistible charm by taking the Townships Trail.
Along the 418-km Townships Trail, you’ll be following the footsteps of the first waves of pioneers from the 19th century, exploring the region from another perspective as you meander through it, featuring 31 municipalities from Ulverton to Bromont.
Americans, Loyalists, Scots, and Irish have had a tangible impact on our built heritage and landscapes.