The Eastern Townships, Among the Top Destinations to Visit in 2023

According to the New York Times

Published on Feb 3, 2023

Are you familiar with the Eastern Townships in the southern part of the province of Québec? Less than 4 hours from Boston and 6 hours from New York, the region is widely recognized as being an exceptional destination to explore. In fact, the New York Times has featured our Townships in its prestigious list of 52 places in the world to discover in 2023. Being the only Canadian destination to be included, our region has attracted tourists for its gastronomic offer, the beauty of its landscapes and also for the new Véloroute Gourmande circuit.

Gourmet Experiences to Discover

Here, fine gastronomy is expressed in a multitude of ways! These include numerous signature restaurants, 28 microbreweries, 17 cheese factories, as well as the many vineyards gathered in two routes, of which the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route. Added to this our village cafés, public markets and countless other gourmet treats, the Eastern Townships can truly pride itself on being one of Québec’s most flavorful destinations.

Landscapes to Admire

Whether from the top of a mountain like Mt. Gosford, aboard the Grand Cru boat on Lake Memphremagog, on the balcony of a room at the Manoir Hovey, on the terrace at Léon Courville Vigneron’s vineyard, on the beautiful country roads of the Townships Trail, in one of our four national parks or our two regional parks, the landscapes of the Townships will impress you in any season: In spring, with nature awakening; in summer, with the territory painted in hues of green dotted with shimmering lakes; in autumn, with forests brimming with a multitude of colors; and in winter, when everything is covered in white!

The Véloroute Gourmande, a Must

From Montréal to Sherbrooke, an itinerary made up of cycling routes and bike paths covering 235 km welcomes you via the Route Verte and the Trans Canada Trail. Divided in 4 sections, with a multitude of gourmet stops, the Véloroute Gourmande can be explored at your own pace. Two packages, including overnight accommodations and baggage transfers, are available to help you plan your trip along the Véloroute.

The Eastern Townships region offers all this and so much more! To visit here is to fall in love with a place where, summer and winter alike, for two days or twenty, it feels good to get away and enjoy taking some time for yourself. So, will we be seeing you soon?

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