What to do this weekend – July 3-5

Kayaking, a walk along quiet country roads, new cheesemakers, water-bound pleasures, biking… just a few of the attractions and activities this weekend in the Townships.

Tour the wetlands by kayak

The Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises in Magog is organizing a tour of the marsh, just as the sun is setting above majestic Mont Orford. Paddling through the tranquil waters in the company of a naturalist guide, you’ll learn about the flora and fauna of these wetlands – an experience that will leave you in awe of Mother Nature!

Friday, July 3 (7pm-9pm) | Places limited. Reservations required. Call 819 843-8118 | Cost : $28 per person (includes equipment)

Hike a part of the Circuit de l'Abbaye

A unique way to explore the Memphremagog region is to follow the Circuit de l'Abbaye (« The Abbey Route »). The Route stretches for 149 kilometres through seven munipalities linked by quiet country roads and along the way you’ll enjoy a variety of landscapes, historic sites, heritage buildings and local attractions.

To cover the entire walk normally takes 8-10 days but this year the organization in charge of the Route is offering one-day itineraries - Découverte au quotidien. To plan your daytrip, take a look at the interactive map.


Discover tasty new cheeses !

Le GRILLOU, a grilling cheese from the Fromagerie Nouvelle-France, Alfred le Fermier (it’s made with organic raw milk) from La Station, Jersey royal (a soft cheese) from Fromagerie Missiska, Frais du jour (a firm cheese) from La Chaudière, Le Perle (a semi-firm goat’s cheese) from Domaine de Courval – just some of the many tasty cheeses to discover in the Townships !
Incidentally, 14 cheesemakers are grouped in a network entitled Les Têtes Fromagères – a great way to plan a gourmet road trip ! Make sure though, to check the opening hours of each establishment.

Explore our lakes

Water, water everywhere – all over the Eastern Townships ! For a description of the most scenic lakes and the activities you can enjoy at these venues, take a look at the article « Our Lakes, Pure Treasures ».


Biking around the Granby region

Follow the lead of one of our collaborators, Yvan Martineau, and pedal along Artria, a ‘cultural’ bike trail through Yamaska National Park that links Granby and Waterloo. The route is dotted with more than 60 huge works of art ! Yvan describes his cycling experience for us.

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