Our Eastern Townships, the Ideal Autumn Destination

Crisp fresh air, brilliant landscapes, and uncountable ways to take advantage of these; This autumn, head out to the Townships to fill your head with all the beauty and vitality you’ll find here … six ways more than one!

©Nicolas Gauthier

Dreaming of Flying Away With the Birds…

In autumn—September and October—snow geese, Canada geese, mallard ducks, and other migrating species gather and head down towards warmer climates. And, as they fly overhead, they offer us quite a performance! The Étang-Burbank, in Danville, is a well-known venue for this type of show! However, there are plenty of other places where you can observe our feathered friends!

©Marco Bergeron

Festivals as a Tribute to Autumn

Luckily for us, the La Flambée des couleurs event is still happening this year! Every weekend, from September 19 until October 17, you’ll experience so many wonderful moments! Some examples? By taking your bicycle on the Cavalière trail which takes you from one end to the other of Parc national du Mont Orford, or by getting on the hybrid chairlift at Mount Orford’s ski centre to admire the warm colours all around. Also, you could explore the 4.5 km trails that take you across the rich flora and wildlife of the Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises, or simply stroll about in Magog’s newly refurbished downtown area. In Sutton every weekend between September 12 and October 12, you’ll be able to enjoy the Fall Festival at Mont-Sutton. On the program: hiking, activities for children, good food … and an enchanting decor, of course!

Trails for Admiring the Region’s Most Beautiful Colours

There are as many trails meandering everywhere across the Townships as there are treasures to discover. Come for a walk and be amazed by what you’ll discover all around you! Amazing colourful points of view await! Here are also some suggestions for forest walks on which you can take your entire family!

Pears, Apples, Raspberries, Galore!

To pick your plums, raspberries and gourds … now isn’t this the most delicious pretext for spending some time in our region? We can confirm that, until mid-October, the area farms will once again be offering you the sweet fruits of their labour! And we’re so happy to take advantage of their proposals!

©Ian Roberge

Pedalling Across the Most Beautiful Decors

About twenty cycling circuits in every corner of the region; many of them accessible for those in your family with shorter legs, and eight mountain biking centres ready to offer you a great … and toning … adrenalin rush! Simply put, cycling in autumn is way too much fun!

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

Maple syrup pies, a hot chocolate bar, moist carrot cakes, decadent hot cocoa… Your appetite for sweet flavours will never be so well served! Here are some great suggestions for gourmet stops where your taste buds will discover pure ecstasy!

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