5 of the Most Beautiful Lookouts of the Eastern Townships

Updated on Oct 30, 2023

Here is 5 beautiful lookouts you will find in the Eastern Townships.

©Charles Dion

The Top of Mount Ham

Mount Ham is 18 km of well-marked paths, 10 trails for all levels, a regional park and, especially a panoramic view that will take your breath away and have you discover our amazing region. Plan some extra time to relax when you have reached the summit … you won’t want to go back down!

If you’re passionate about outdoor activities, why not rent a rustic shelter for the night at the base of the mountain. The next day, you could explore nearly 6 km of cross-country ski trails.

  • Location: Ham-Sud
  • Altitude: 713 metres
  • Are dogs accepted? Only on certain weekends
  • Length of trail network: 18 km
  • Level: From easy to difficult

©Ian Roberge

The Sentier des Cimes de Franceville Hiking Trail

The trail of the Sentier des Cimes is located in the Franceville sector, in the North-West part of the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic. What makes this trail unique is that you’ll hike along a spectacular rocky ridge from the Franceville sector of the park all the way to the Pic de l’Aurore. With an altitude of 835 metres, it offers one of the most astonishing points of view in the Eastern Townships, from which you can spot the Mont-Mégantic Observatory and the highest peak of the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic.

  • Location: Scotstown
  • Altitude: 835 metres
  • Are dogs accepted? No
  • Length of the trail: 11.2 km
  • Level: Intermediate

©Mathieu Dupuis

The Observatoire Astronomique du Mont-Mégantic

Accessible only by hiking trails in winter, the observatory is set on top of Mont-Mégantic. It was inaugurated in 1978 and its telescope has a 1.6 m mirror; the observatory also uses many other high-precision tools.

At an altitude of 1,105 metres, the landscape of this area is already quite impressive. However, when night sets in, the sky lights up magnificently as it reveals its billions of stars. Generally dedicated to research, the Observatoire Asrtonomique du Mont-Mégantic welcomes you only on certain evenings throughout the year.

  • Location: Notre-Dame-des-Bois
  • Altitude: 1 105 metres
  • Are dogs accepted : No (only during summer)
  • Lenght of the trail : 10 km
  • Level : Intermediate to difficult

© Catherine Vanasse

The Mont-Chauve Trail

The Mont-Chauve trail at the Mont-Orford National Park is accessible by both Route 220 and the Lake Stukely entry. Along the way, you will come across several magnificent views of the region. Enjoy hiking and admire Lake Stukely in all its splendors.

  • Location: Orford
  • Altitude: 600 metres
  • Are dogs accepted? Yes
  • Length of the trail: 10,6 km
  • Level: Difficult

©Ian Roberge

The summit of Mont Gosford

Located close to the Canada-US border, the summit of Mont Gosford offers a tbreathtaking panorama! What could be more normal since it rises to 1193 m and is the highest peak in southern Quebec! At the top, you can admire the mountains of the Northeastern United States and those of the Megantic region.

  • Location: St-Augustin de Woburn
  • Altitude: 1193 metres
  • Are dogs accepted? Yes
  • Length of the trail: 14,8 km
  • Level: Difficult

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