The Great Outdoors: The Must-Dos According to our Industry References

Updated on Jun 26, 2018

Here are the favourite destinations of those who work in our tourist industry. They’ve been considered as very well-kept secrets of the region … until now! Have fun discovering them


Lucie Blanchard

Climbing Mount Scotch Cap in Piopolis

Known only by a few very lucky hikers, the Mount Scotch Cap trail of Piopolis is truly something to discover. With an altitude of 560 metres, the mountain is located on the Route des Sommets. The climb, varying from easy to average levels, will have you walk through many majestic landscapes. Watch for the nature interpretive panels you’ll find on your way up: You’ll discover quite a lot about the nature surrounding Piopolis. To rent a kayak, it's here!

Parc du Moulin in Weedon

Discover an enchanting environment as you arrive at the park of the Vieux Moulin in Weedon. You can relax to the sound of a cascading stream while you’re enjoying a picnic with your family. You can also take advantage of the beautiful paths that have been set up along the stream.


Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Trails

Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Inc. groups over 200 km of forest walking trails and over 100 activities to have you discover the joys of hiking. Our favourites include: the trails found in the Stoke and Kingbury zones. Much appreciated by hikers, the Stoke zone pathway is located near East Angus and Stoke on the beautiful Chapman mountains’ southern section ridge. The Kingsbury zone will take you, among other places, to several rivers.

Canot-Kayak de Richmond

Canot-Kayak de Richmond is the only guided river tour centre on the Saint-François river between Sherbrooke and Drummondville. Discover the magnificent landscapes that follow the shoreline and take in the diversified fauna. Lots of fun for the entire family, plus a breathtaking panorama!


Marais de la rivière aux Cerises/ The Cherry River Marsh

Walk through the 5.8 km of hiking trails of the Cherry River Marsh and discover four surprising ecosystems, from peat lands to a maple grove by way of a wetland forest and a cedar grove. Several observation points have been set up to the delight of all nature lovers. Also, the exceptional fauna you’ll find here will fascinate you with over 165 bird species to be observed.

Parc des deux Rivières in East Angus

The Parc des Deux Rivières, located at the convergence of the Saint-François and Eaton rivers, stands out with its fitness trail, its many belvederes and its superb Norwegian spruce plantation. You can walk along its 6 km trail network as you’ll discover charming landscapes. Do you prefer cycling your way around? No problem! A 4 km section of the trail is also open to bicycles.


Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin in Granby

An important bird conservation zone, the marsh of Lac Boivin is one of the most beautiful bird observation sites of Quebec. Located in Granby and open year-round, this interpretive centre has two 10-metre observation towers and magnificent walking trails. Explore the region’s diverse habitats and enjoy the unique fauna you’ll find in and around the marsh!

A Jeep Getaway with Mégantic Aventure

How about discovering Mégantic from a whole new perspective as you buckle-up in a Jeep? Mégantic Aventure offers tours with passionate guides who’ll tell you many great stories and anecdotes about the region. Choose among the six routes they offer and travel through both well-known attractions and Megantic’s amazing hidden treasures!


Climbing Mount Scotch Cap in Piopolis

Known only by a few very lucky hikers, the Mount Scotch Cap trail of Piopolis is truly something to discover. With an altitude of 560 metres, the mountain is located on the Route des Sommets. The climb, varying from easy to average levels, will have you walk through many majestic landscapes. Watch for the nature interpretive panels you’ll find on your way up: You’ll discover quite a lot about the nature surrounding Piopolis.

The Sentier de la Mine d’Or, Gold Mine trail of Chartierville

Seven km long, the gold mine trail is set along the mining stream and will have you discover two magnificent points of view. You’ll also find a lovely waterfall, a footbridge and, of course, the old Chartierville mine. If you wish, you’re welcome to bring your dog on a leash!

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