Published on Sep 21, 2021

What to do this weekend – September 24-26

Wondering what to see and do in the Townships this weekend? Our suggestions are right here!

Revel in the colours at Owl’s Head… and everywhere else in the Townships!

The fall colours are well under way in our region and there’s no shortage of places to view them. One of the prime locations is Owl’s Head. Gather the family. Pull on your hiking boots. Jump on a chairlift. And pack a picnic! From the summit, you’ll enjoy spectacular views. At the mountain, you can also enjoy a number of seasonal activities.

September 25-October 11 | Free parking and free access to the site

Festival Rivières de lumières – Sherbrooke’s Festival of Lights

This weekend, downtown Sherbrooke will sparkle with the light of dozens of lanterns! This popular homage to the predecessor of electric bulbs, is being celebrated in all manner of ways – workshops (on how to make lanterns), a theatrical performance with Le Pêcheur de lanternes (The Lantern Fisherman), a night market (where local artisans and food producers will display their wares) and live entertainment – truly a ‘sparkling’ weekend filled with magic!

September 22-25 | Take a look at the program

Des Journées de la culture – Quebec’s Culture days

September 24, 25 and 26 are Quebec’s ‘culture days’, which are celebrated every year throughout the province. As before, the Eastern Townships participates in that event with activities highlighting culture and the arts – a variety of workshops, exhibitions, story telling, shows, poetry-themed walking trails ….. Don’t miss out on these events!

Lac Megantic’s Gran Fondo

This annual cycling event is being held at the height of the fall colour season! Cyclists have the choice of three routes of differing lengths – 57 km, 90 km or 110 km. Are you up for the challenge?

September 26 | Register in advance online or at the site | Centre Sportif Mégantic

Take a gourmet tour across Haut-Yamaska

Throughout the month of September, a network of food producers in Haut-Yamaska have been showcasing their delicious seasonal produce. You can follow a route indicating where to find these gourmet stopovers – a great opportunity to load up on fruit, veggies and other regional goodies.

Hiking & Hunting

Calling all hikers! The hunting season starts this weekend in certain areas of the Townships. A guide to which trails will be closed to hikers and which ones remain open during the hunting season can be found on our website.
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