Outdoor Activities Have Been Unconfined!

Starting on May 20, most activities you can practise individually and outdoors will once again be available for the great joy of all these sports enthusiasts! Here are just a few of them.

NB: Of course, things aren’t 100% what they used to be. Whatever the activity you choose to practise, you must follow the current sanitary restrictions guidelines.


Hiking

There are more than 1000 kilometres of trails that meander through the Eastern Townships. Take a look at all the different networks you’ll find in the region, and also find out which ones are currently open.


Golf

Golfers consider the Eastern Townships as one of their favourite regions to practise their sport. The variety of terrains, their meticulous upkeep, the beauty of the surrounding landscapes… By clicking here, you’ll be able to get discover some of the golf courses you’ll find in the Townships. .

Also, we suggest you read our 2019 summer interview with M. Gilles Péloquin, president of the Association régionale de golf des Cantons-de-l’Est.


Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards (small watercraft)

Where can you can go canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding? Right here!


Cycling

Many cycling tours, like the Estriade, the Montagnarde and the Grandes-Fourches tour in Sherbrooke are now accessible. So, to plan your next cycling visit, just click here!

Moutain Biking

Many mountain bike centers will open their doors this week. Keep your eyes open!


Swimming and snorkelling in open water

Soon the region’s lakes and rivers will welcome their first bathing enthusiasts.

Read our article informing you about where you can go swimming in the Townships. Follow us and make your own plans for the summer!


Our Parks

National Parks

Our four National Parks—Yamaska, Mont-Orford, Mont-Mégantic and Frontenac—have also begun the process of opening their sites, at least in part, starting on May 20. For the time being, only their hiking and cycling trails will be accessible as well as daily fishing. However, all their other activities, lodging and service buildings won’t be accessible.

Important: You must purchase your park access tickets and fishing permits online.

Also, it’s a good idea to visit the SÉPAQ website regularly because the situation is evolving well and at a rapid pace.

Regional Parks

The Parc Régional du Mont-Ham (Ham Sud) has been welcoming hikers since May 16. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets online before you leave home. The Parc Régional du Marécage-des-Scots (Scotstown) has also been welcoming hikers and cyclists since May 16.

And the Others…

The Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (P.E.N.S.), Mont-Bellevue Park in Sherbrooke, the Centre d’interprétation du Lac-Boivin in Granby, the Parc de la gorge de Coaticook… Almost all parks—at least in part—are now accessible or will be in the upcoming days for all outdoor enthusiasts. Go fill your lungs with some fresh air as you admire all the beauty around you. Of course, it won’t solve all your problems, but it will do you a world of good!

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