New mountains to discover!

Montagne de Marbre ©Ian Roberge

Updated on Nov 29, 2019

The rolling landscape of the Eastern Townships is one of the region’s most beautiful attractions but many mountains are relatively unknown and they’re just waiting to be discovered!


©Marie-Eve Labrecque

The Stoke Mountains

The wooded slopes of the Stoke Mountains, which are covered by deciduous forests, are crisscrossed by 25 kilometres of trails. They encompass four municipalities - Stoke, Ascot Corner, Dudswell and Westbury. Mont Chapman is the highest peak.

Altitude: 650 metres

Level of difficulty: Easy to intermediate

Unique features: The Grotte-de-l’Ours (Bear Cave) which does, in fact, lead to a real cave - a particular favourite with youngsters.


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La Colline La Rouche hiking trail

The hiking trails on this mountain in Racine are part of the Sentiers de l’Estrie network and they’re ideal for an outing with the family. The climb to the top takes you across streams and wetlands to a lookout point over Lake La Rouche.

Level of difficulty: easy

Unique features: A variety of mature forest growth.


©Ian Roberge

Montagne de Marbre

Situated on the border with Maine in the Megantic region, « Marble Mountain » offers spectacular views, especially over Danger Lake.

Altitude: 915 metres

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Unique features: Dogs are allowed on the trails.


©Sentiers de l'Estrie

Mont Écho

The approximately 22 kilometres of trails that lie within the Mont Echo zone, just east of Sutton, are part of the Sentiers de l’Estrie hiking network. This forested mountain area has several places where you can enjoy breathtaking views.

Altitude: 810 metres

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Unique features: Mont Echo shelters several species of wildlife such as the red-shouldered hawk, lynx, bear and the Eastern cougar.


©Ian Roberge

Mont Hereford

Along its 12 kilometres of trails, lie streams, a waterfall, a maple grove, a coniferous forest and a boreal forest, to name just a few of Mont Hereford’s natural attractions!

Altitude : 875 metres

Level of difficulty: Easy to intermediate

Unique features: This site is renowned for its birdlife. Dogs are allowed on the trails.


©Jessie Jolin

Mont Shefford

Some five kilometres of trails takes you to the summit of Mont Shefford, not far from Granby. From the top, you get a great view over Brome Lake and the Green Mountains Nature Reserve.

Altitude: 525 metres

Level of difficulty: Easy

Unique features: Montagnards Park gives access to Mont Shefford – a biologically rich and diverse protected area.


©Huguette Caza

Mont Scotch Cap

The network of trails in the heart of the village of Piopolis provide a rich habitat for flora and fauna. Some trails wind through a forest and one of them leads to a marsh. Another trail, outside the village, takes you to the summit of Mont Scotch Cap.

Altitude : 560 metres

Level of difficulty: Easy

Unique features: Piopolis, one of the Cœurs villageois des Cantons, is nearby. Dogs are allowed on the trails.

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