15 Great Townships Outdoor Activities to Absolutely Try This Summer

Updated on Apr 9, 2024

From novices to the more seasoned, amateurs of the great outdoors will discover a multitude of truly exciting possibilities in the Eastern Townships! Gravel biking, camping on the top of a mountain, outings on the water, hiking in a regional park… The summer promises to definitely be an open-air experience!

  • Camp on Top of Mount Sutton
    Accessible by foot only, these 21 mountaintop campsites offer tranquility and incredible views overlooking the landscapes surrounding Sutton. 
  • Tackling the Fish
    Did you know that the Reservoir Choinière in the Parc national de la Yamaska counts more than 19 different fish species? Borrow a boat, canoe or kayak, cast your line in the water and may good fortune smile upon you! Fishing permits required.
  • Pedal The Entire Grande Boucle de la Vallée
    With a route covering 115 km and elevations reaching 1,400 m, this new Coaticook region gravel bike circuit is sure to please those looking for a really big challenge!
  • Paddle your way across Sherbrooke
    By taking the Corridor Bleu—this calm waterway offers two route options; one on the St. Francis River, and the other on the Magog River—you’ll view the city from a whole new perspective.
  • Head Out on the Mountain Bike Trails of the Circuits Frontières
    The perfect playground for cross-country adepts who’ll love this network covering fifty kilometres of trails for all levels. The more adventurous will be able to head all the way to the top of Mount Hereford and ride back down by the Doctorat or the Maîtrise trails.
  • Take the Intrepid Trail
    A short but quite demanding trail, this hikers’ favourite will take you to the top of Mount Ham. And, when you reach the peak, you’ll be rewarded by an amazing 360° view.
  • Walk on the Canada-U.S.A. Borderline  
    Who has never dreamt of being in two places at the same time? Thanks to the Sentiers Frontaliers network of trails, you’ll be able to conquer some of the highest peaks of the region and put your feet on both sides of the border!
  • Ride your Bike Across the Marécage-des-Scots Regional Park
    From the shores of the Rivière aux Saumons in Scotstown, all the way to the Franceville sector of the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, you’ll access an 16 km multi-purpose trail with plenty of turns and slopes!
  • Explore the Sentier des Crêtes
    Where? At the Parc National du Mont-Orford. How long? Eleven kilometres, one way! (But different lookouts allow hikers to take shorter routes.) Who’s it for? All hikers looking for both beauty and a good challenge!
  • Experience Canoe-Camping
    The Parc national de Frontenac offers you the possibility to discover a fabulous environment with their canoe-camping package. For one, two or three nights, head out on a great adventure and enjoy this truly peaceful nature.
  • Explore the Missisquoi River
    From Mansonville to Glen Sutton, let yourself be carried on the meandering waters of the Missisquoi River. You can rent your boat at Canoë & Co or at O’Kataventures and take advantage of their shuttle services.
  • Ride with the family on the Tomifobia Nature Trail
    A 19 km cycling path set on an old railway line that will have you pedal across a diversified and luxuriant nature environment… It truly is the perfect venue for a family outing!
  • Follow the Flow with Canot-Kayak Richmond
    Get in your kayak and let the experts of Canot-Kayak Richmond and the current of the Saint-François River guide you on these 10 km or 17 km routes.
  • Practise your Swing!
    At the Club de Golf Les Cèdres in Granby, three 9-hole courses will offer you to practise your swing. Lakes, tree groves and sand traps… Will you be able to avoid all these obstacles and achieve the par?
  • Tear Down Mount Bellevue on a Bicycle
    The 12 kilometres of this mountain’s bike trails are all quite thrilling. However, we have to admit we’re especially fond of the Zigzagzoulou which makes us feel as if we’re riding a rollercoaster with all the jumps and turns it offers!

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