Best Things to Do in June in the Eastern Townships

Once summer arrives in the Eastern Townships, people want to have fun in the great outdoors and during the month of June you can certainly do that! We have a ton of new gourmet experiences on offer, as well as activities you can enjoy on your own or with friends, to build memories that will linger for years…. Situated on the border of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the region is a mere 90 minutes’ drive from Montreal.

Sample our new gourmet delights!

This summer, foodies will discover lots of new gourmet experiences to satisfy their sweet tooth and their taste buds – chefs who have recently moved to the Townships; bars featuring local brews; creative food producers and outings themed around the local produce and terroir.

For an intimate, gastronomic experience, try the table d'hôte menu at Huite5quatre or sample the wonderful cheeses from the Fromagerie La Station cheesemaker.

Get off the beaten track with friends

Planning to take a trip to our region with friends? Make sure you take a look at our guide on that very topic. It’s packed with great ideas that will help to make your stay a resounding success!

Seeking a new adventure? Ride along the trails in Frontenac National Park on a trusty steed from Winslow Ranch or whizz down the slopes of East Hereford on a mountain bike!

How about a “taste” of the Townships? Go « brunching » with your pals or meander along the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route….

Is culture on your mind? Chapelle du Rang 1 near Lac-Mégantic has a great lineup of live entertainment.

There’s no shortage of ideas for having fun with your buddies! Rental cottages too, come in a variety of styles.

Discover what’s new in the great outdoors!

A popular region that offers a variety of outdoor pursuits, the Eastern Townships kicks off the month of June with endless activities – from hiking (on a wide network of trails) to watersports on our rivers and lakes (to name a fraction of what’s available).

Not only that, every year, the region comes up with a slew of new attractions and activities, tailormade for those love the great outdoors.

This summer, you’ll find a host of ready-to-camp accommodations offered by Sépaq (Yamaska and Frontenac National Parks) and Huttopia (Sutton). Visitors can also explore newly-created bike trails and circuits. Those who enjoy pedal power will find that a couple of places now display the Fièrement Vélo logo – an indication that an establishment offers services and information to cyclists.

To discover what’s new in the great outdoors, read our article and if you’re looking for a campsite, here are 15 suggestions:

A fresh take on cycling vacations

“Slow travel” has become very popular in recent years, not just as a mode of getting from one place to another, but also as a state of mind. Travelling in a more meditative manner (in stark contrast to mass travel), taking in the sights and sounds of nature, is something that fits the Eastern Townships to a tee, given its picturesque landscapes and its multitude of bike trails.

During the month of June, why not tour around by bike - for a weekend or longer? Sample slow travel for yourself from the back of a saddle and stop along the way to sample the region’s culture, food and summer celebrations!

One of the most pleasant bike routes is the 235-km Véloroute Gourmande, which links Montreal to Sherbrooke. Some 130 gourmet stops are dotted along the route.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, book into one of our 6 ready-to-camp accommodations, which, like slow travel itself, are becoming very popular with tourists seeking a vacation with a difference!

If you have a passion for golf

When June’s mild, sunny weather rolls around, golf aficionadas head for the greens! There are 11 golf courses in the Eastern Townships and they offer different challenges and settings. Some are surrounded by mountains. Others are situated close to a city and a number offer panoramic views over water. Even on a golf course, the region’s natural beauty reigns supreme!

So whether you’re a novice golfer or an expert, you’re sure to find a course that suits your skill level. Take a look at our golf-themed page, highlighting packages that include attractions and above-average accommodation.

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