Published on May 10, 2021

New Activities Happening this Summer

Here are a few new outdoor activities to discover in the Eastern Townships throughout the upcoming months!

A Giant Zip Line at Mount Sutton

Thrill seekers will be delighted to learn that two new double zip lines will be launched in Sutton this summer. The first section will cover one kilometre, and will start at the top of the mountain. The second section, measuring 400 m, will bring visitors back to the base of the hill. In the very near future, Mount Sutton will also install a rollercoaster-type zip line able to make turns, a first in North America. Keep your eyes and ears open! Reservations will soon be possible!

Still More Mountain bike Possibilities at the Parc National du Mont-Orford

This summer, this National Park’s section dedicated to mountain biking will more than double its offer, going from 12 km to 25 km. Spread throughout 13 different trails, this new expansion will satisfy cyclists in need of adrenaline since they’re essentially technical courses with some very impressive added obstacles (inclined turns, inclines, passages on rocky outcrops, bridges, etc.). Will you be dropping by?

Acoatica, The Parc Découverte Nature’s new adventure

Through a whole new, fun adventure, linking technology and outdoor activities, starting in June, you’ll be able to head out and explore this Baldwin fish farm through a series of challenges and immersion zones. The Acoatica experience will allow you to learn more about certain threatened fish species, to understand the obstacles they must overcome and discover what responsible behaviours we need to adopt to ensure their survival. With Acoatica, you’ll also be able to show your fishing abilities on the site’s ponds and the river.

A New Welcome Pavilion at the Parc des Sommets

Located near Mount Oak and the equestrian park, the Parc des Sommets’ Welcome Pavilion will open towards the end of August and will allow visitors to learn more about the trails, to stop and pause for a while, and even enjoy a great local beer at the end of a demanding bicycle or hiking outing. Also the Parc des Sommets is planning the completion of a freestanding bridge passing over a rocky cape in the Mount Spruce sector, in October 2021.

Gravel Biking in the Vallée De La Coaticook

The Grande Boucle de la Vallée, that’s how Tourisme Coaticook has named this new 115-kilometre circuit developed in collaboration with Tourism Eastern Townships. Steep, breathtaking climbs and descents, dirt roads with very little traffic, truly magnificent decors… these are just a few of this circuit’s characteristics which will surely charm you, despite its impressive positive elevation of more than 1,400 m!

The Widest Network of Hiking Trails in Au Diable Vert

The mountain station Au Diable Vert in Sutton has recently acquired two vast wooded areas, neighbouring their site, with the intention of expanding their trail network. What’s the plan? An eight-kilometre loop that will take you through an ancient forest with four view points. This trail will be added to the already existing 14 km route. What else is new? Au Diable Vert will be installing a monarch sanctuary by planting milkweed, a plant essential to the survival of these colourful butterflies.

The Wolf Bike Park, A Mountain Biking Centre in Mansonville

Trails with uncountable jumps and tight turns that will have you practise your fluidity and your balance on a mountain bike is what the Wolf Bike Park offers you. This mountain bike centre, mainly designed for intermediate and expert level cyclists, will open officially this summer. Different coaching formulas are also proposed to improve your skills. An unmissable venue to discover!

Bleu Lavande’s renewed tourist offer

Having just moved to Magog, Bleu Lavande will welcome you to its new installations starting May 31 for a unique visit experience. New aroma fields, picnic spaces, interactive performances by Moment Factory, a pretty boutique, fun workshops and many more activities await with this renowned Townships lavender garden enterprise’s relocation.

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