Summer activities in the Eastern Townships
Let yourself be swept off by pleasure! Tubing, heated wave pool, animals from every continent or a dinner cruise. Some of many striking experiences!
RIDE THE TOWNSHIPS!
Quebec’s preferred cycling destination, the Townships boasts magnificent routes with scenery featuring lakes, mountains and picturesque villages.
Itineraries to come
Parc national du Mont-Orford
Hiking is definitely the best way to discover Parc national du Mont-Orford. It’s the perfect way to get access to numerous points of view, which are said to be among the most spectacular in the Eastern Townships region. In the fall, the forest presents a show featuring the flamboyant colours of the sugar maples. The park is notably home to white-tailed deer and great blue heron, which can be observed in their natural habitat. There is also a large variety of amphibian and reptile species. Come winter, the park is a destination of choice for those who love cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Enjoy an unforgettable trip characterized by refinement and elegance aboard Escapades Memphrémagog’s new cruise boat. Sway aboard the Grand cru over the waters of magnificent Lake Memphremagog, a natural wonder in the Eastern Townships. You’ll be fascinated by the boat’s luxurious interior, moved by its elegant setting, swept away by the poetry of the scenery… but above all, you’ll indulge in pure pleasure thanks to an impressive and delicious menu.
The forest comes to life at sunset. Come live an unforgettable experience during this 2-km evening hike full of surprises. You will discover an enchanted forest. Emphasizing on scenography, lighting and video mapping while enjoying original soundtrack music, you are invited into a universe inspired by the region’s fictitious heritage and Quebec forest mythology. Come walk the path and discover the fantastic creatures that live in the forest and come to life at night.
Marais de la rivière aux Cerises
As a couple or family, come make some fine discoveries by walking the 8.4 km of trails crossing various ecosystems. Only a few minutes away from downtown Magog, in addition to the trails, an observation tower, a large picnic area and the longest covered bridge on stilts in Quebec, come discover everything the marsh has to offer in all seasons. The trails are easily accessible and free via Roy Road or the Du Moulin parking lot. A new nature interpretation center has also opened its doors.
The Eastern Townships offers the highest concentration of golf courses in Quebec. In the heart of the Appalachian foothills, surrounded by mountains, gently rolling hills, river valleys and sparkling lakes, our golf courses offer something for everyone.
You are an inveterate player, or would you like to become one? Our evening tennis courts, lighted at night, are always available to our guests from 7 am to 11 pm. All you have to do is ask for the key at the reception desk.
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.
Summit Drive – Mégantic area
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.
Route des vins de l’Estrie
Savour the Route des vins de l’Estrie! A journey stunning landscapes naturally blend with the joys of urban life. Taste the passion of our wine growers and take part in our region’s harvest – a unique experience. Tchin!
Granby Zoo is the largest zoo in Quebec. On the trails of the Zoo, observe close 1,500 animals representing 250 exotic species: elephants, giraffes, gorillas, tigers. Watch over twenty presentations from zoo keepers and educators. Nead to refresh? Visit the water park attraction Amazoo Yoplait! Access to the Amazoo iögo waterpark is included in the admission fee of the zoo.
Tanned or soaked, you will find a thousand ways to have fun at the Ski Bromont Water Park : more than 25 activities for the whole family! Heated wave pool, piscine à vagues chauffée, torrential descent on a tube or raft, mountain sleds, Grand Canyon rapids, bike park and more!