Updated on Jun 17, 2022

Our cities and towns all have something unique to offer you. Whether it’s a place, a product, a landscape, an attraction or an event, you’ll always have at least five good reasons for visiting them!

Carolyne Parent

Cycling enthusiasts discover a truly idyllic part of the country here surrounded by plenty of hills! It’s also an amazing little village for epicureans with all the lovely orchards that offer so many delightful products, all of them apple-based. It’s a dynamic territory where some raise alpacas, we enjoy observing, while others grow plants, in organic mode, to be transformed into gentle body care products. Which just goes to show that in the shadow of Mount Pinacle, people celebrate nature in uncountable ways.

Being a member of l’Association des plus beaux villages du Québec, Frelighsburg is also very proud of its built heritage. Indeed, the townhall building, the Old Grammar School and the two-hundred-year-old general store, all add to the soul of the town—and then there’s the Pike River which runs through the heart of the village giving it such charm!

On the shore of the river, an old stone mill, dating back to 1839, stands in memory of Abram Freligh, the father of the one who built this monument, and who gave the town its name. Clearly, this Loyalist who arrived here from New York had quite a flair for beautiful environments!


Explore the countryside on foot with the FR1

Eighteen kilometres long, this looped route starts out on Chemin Saint-Armand, right in front of the water treatment plant. You’ll follow several other roads, among these the Chemin du Diable, and walk through both private and public lots allowing you to better appreciate all the natural beauty of the area. If you prefer walking a shorter distance, this is also possible thanks to the different trail exits you can find on the map.

Rocking at the Beat & Betterave!

It’s a café; it’s a nano-brewery, it’s a performance hall, which explains the name of this ultra-friendly establishment. The vegetables come from their own garden; some of their meat and produce from neighbouring farms; artists from near and far; And on warm days, delicious moments spent on a delightful terrace with a view.

Eat pastries just like grandma’s pie at Sucreries de l'Érable

At the café restaurant of the general store, in the heart of the village, people sit down to savour a piece of their famous maple syrup pie. A true Frelighsburg treat!

Fall for Apples!

Frelighsburg’s many apple orchards have given the town its renown and offer many activities, from self-picking fruits on a farm that used to belong to Adélard Godbout, the Quebec prime minister who gave women the right to vote, to savouring the fruit’s fine byproducts such as ice cider, and introducing yourself to farmer cider. Increasingly popular, this particular cider is elaborated using only the orchard’s cider apples, without adding or taking out anything, and without filtering. “It produces a dry, often more rustic cider,” explains the cider artisan, Gabriel Choinière.

Stay the Night at Au chant de l’onde

Oh, the style of this B&B nestled on the shore of the Pike River! As a bonus, a garden, a terrace, three rooms painted with colours reminiscent of the owners’ travels a beautiful love story that we’ll kindly let them tell you.

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