Not-to-Be-Missed Stops on the Townships Trail

Published on May 13, 2024

The Townships Trail is a tourism circuit covering 430 kilometres taking you across 31 cities and villages to have you discover all of the Eastern Townships’ treasures. Feel like a road trip? Here are 11 stops and activities you’ll enjoy when you head out on this sightseeing route!

“On Our Founders’ Trail” Circuit

If you’re interested in visiting 150 years of Waterloo history while admiring period homes, places of worship and institutional buildings, you really must download the “On Our founders Trail” self-guided tour. This amazing 4.32 km route will have you discover 22 points of interest!

5491, rue Foster, Waterloo — 450 539-2282

The Knowlton Circuit

Another tour well worth exploring is the Knowlton Circuit. Indeed, it’s the perfect way to discover the built heritage of this stylish town. Bonus: interpretation panels illustrated with archive photos tell the story of each building and residence!

130 Lakeside Road, Brome Lake — 450 243-6782

Au Diable Vert

Now, it’s on to Glen Sutton, at Le Diable Vert, one of our region’s true flagship destinations! With its enchanting setting, eco-friendly accommodations and a wide range of activities, this resort has everything to please nature lovers. Psst! Dogs are welcome!

169, Chemin Staines, Sutton — 450 538-5639

Mansonville’s Round Barn

The Townships can take pride in counting seven round barns on its territory! The one built in Mansonville in 1912, a true jewel of our heritage, has undergone a major restoration and is now open to visitors.

25 Joseph Blanchet Street, Mansonville — 450 292-0732

Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

The abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, another treasure built in 1912 on a hill overlooking Lake Memphrémagog, is an absolute must. With its stone turrets and walls, the monastery seems to have emerged directly from the old country! Visit the boutique to purchase local cheeses and ciders!

1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac — 819 843-4080

Magog’s Pointe Merry

When visiting Magog, it’s impossible not to stop by Pointe Merry, a superb park set on the shores of Lake Memphrémagog and offering magnificent views of the water and mountains! The beaches here are perfect for a picnic or summer swim!

Rue Merry Sud, near the railroad tracks

The Town of North Hatley

Ranked as one of Québec’s most beautiful villages, North Hatley is a popular destination thanks to its architectural heritage, sumptuous homes, small shops and geographical location. You’ll love the cozy ambiance of this vacation resort town nestled at the northern tip of Lake Massawippi!

300, rue Mill, North Hatley — 819 794-0207

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

This “tourism marvel” in the Eastern Townships is definitely not to be missed! With its 750-metre high gorge, its many cliffs, its very long suspension bridge, its hiking trails and its popular Foresta Lumina evening trail, the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is an absolute must!

400, rue Saint-Marc, Coaticook — 1 888-524-6743

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

Established in 1862 Sherbrooke heritage residence, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is a great place to visit for an immersion in the region’s cultural and artistic traditions. During the summer months, treat yourself to an English-style tea experience, with waiters dressed in period costume. An unmissable experience!

9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke — 819 564-0409

The Sherbrooke Mural Circuits

The Townships’ capital features 18 giant trompe l’oeil type murals. Two circuits are offered for you to admire these amazing frescoes while learning more about the history of Sherbrooke. While you’re strolling along the city streets, discover a fine restaurant or browse through a charming boutique!

Download the Murals Circuit brochure

Moulin à Laine Ulverton

Located in a breathtaking setting, the Moulin à Laine, Ulverton’s woollen mill, built in 1849, is a true national treasure! In this classified heritage building, our industrial history will come back to life before your very eyes, and the mill will really be bustling again! With its paths, picnic areas and activities, it’s the ideal place for nature lovers!

210, chemin Porter, Ulverton — 819 826-3157

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