New Activities Happening this Summer

Updated on May 16, 2022

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

The Véloroute Gourmande, a Cycling Route Worth Trying

The result of a collaboration between Tourism Eastern Townships and Tourisme Montérégie, the Véloroute Gourmande, is a 235 km cycling route linking Montréal and Sherbrooke, by way of, among others, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Granby and Orford. Several gourmet halts welcome visitors on the route (which is set on the Route Verte and the Trans Canada Trail). Restaurants, pastry shops, microbreweries, vineyards, cider houses, distilleries … are just some of the stops proposed. To discover in sections or in its entirety on a multi-day outing!
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Pic-Frontière, A Summit to Reach

Besides the new features that were added and some of the trails having been refurbished, the Sentiers Frontaliers have recently opened a new summit trail for hikers: Pic Frontière. With an altitude of 1,175 m and located in Mount Gosford’s backcountry, the top is accessible through a 22 km hike.
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Mini Compostelle Mégantic, A Long-Distance Hike Made Even Longer

Long-distance hikers will be pleased to learn that the Mini Compostelle Mégantic walking route offers new itineraries, including one covering 90 km called the Chemin des Sentiers. This four (or five) day route passes through the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, Scotstown, La Patrie and Notre-Dame-des-Bois.
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Espace aux Rives du temps, Vanlife and Nautical Activities

In Courcelles, on the shores of the Rivière aux Bluets, on the site of Espace aux Rives du Temps, a new halt will welcome vanlife enthusiasts for an overnight stay. A floating wharf will also be installed on the river for small non-motor boats to dock here.
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Hôtel UNIQ, Glamping in the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Until August 1, the ephemeral village of the Hotel UNIQ will be established inside the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. Resembling big nomad tents, the facilities forming the village are all equipped with a double-size bed, a table and chair, a fan and autonomous lighting. It’s the perfect compromise between camping and traditional hotel accommodations!
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Mount SUTTON, a Zipline … and Much More!

As for Mount Sutton, there are quite a few newly added features to mention! A new zipline with turns has been added to the one that was launched last summer; new mountain bike trails have also been opened; A disc golf course with 18 baskets will soon be accessible as well; chairlift rides are now available 7 days a week, and more camping sites on the top of the mountain are now also accessible.
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Parc Régional du Mont-Ham, Camping in the Wild

This summer, the park is inaugurating a new camping sector, the Secteur Boréal. You’ll find seven tent sites on wooden platforms with a fire pit and a picnic table. Located within a fifteen-minute walking distance from the reception area, they’re set far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, and yet close enough to take advantage of the site facilities!
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Camping du lac Lyster, New Ready-to-Camp Sites

Eight new ready-to-camp wooden cabins have been added to the campground’s glamping accommodation offer, located near Mount Pinnacle and the Parc Découverte Nature.
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