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We asked several professionals working in the tourism industry, plus some visitors and locals who feel passionate about the region, what their favourite place was for admiring the colours of autumn in the Townships. Here’s what they had to say.
"Au Diable Vert, in Glen Sutton". Steve Marchessault
“At the top of Mont-Bellevue, because we can we view the entire city . . . for Sherbrooke,” says Marie-Claude Vidal, delegate for the promotion of the business community.
“High up on Mont-Ham, we have an extraordinary panoramic view,” says Sylvain Valiquette, coordinator for recreational equipment for the MRC des Sources.
“On the Route-des-Sommets, with a pause at Stratford’s lake Aylmer Park!” Isabelle Couture
“Mount Sutton. For the view, of course, but also for the Autumn Festival event.” Rémi Jacques, Advisor for Tourism Development and strategist in Marketing for Brome-Missisquoi.
“At the Pic de l’Ours, in Parc national du Mont-Orford.” Rémy Ogez
« The Saint-Malo area, in the valley of Coaticook. » Josée Lachance
« At the Étang Burbank, in Danville. » Sarah Arsenault, specialist social media, Tourism Eastern Townships
“On Staines Road, in Sutton. It’s very hilly and the view is exceptional.” Lina Joyal
“During the Flambée de Couleurs. Because it’s very colourful and there are several activities organized.” Éric Verreault, Managing Director for Tourisme Memphrémagog.
“On top of Owl’s Head, standing on the edge of the cliff, on the summit.” Gabriel Mongeon
“In Gould, in Lingwick Township, with its rapids, surrounding hills, its covered bridge and Scottish dishes served at La Ruée vers Gould!” Isabelle Hotte
“In the Parc national de la Yamaska; for its beautiful landscapes that we discover as we either walk, bike and even while canoeing, surrounded by this scene. Without forgetting that we can also camp here to really feel the splendour of autumn and live alongside this generous nature.” Hélène Plante, Tourism Development Manager—Tourisme Granby
" The road is magnificient when you take the Chemin des Pères, in Magog, and go to Austin. It's also the occasion to stop at the Grange du Parfumeur or Savon des Cantons." Isabelle Bergeron, rédactrice en chef, Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est
“In the Coaticook Valley it’s the summit of Mount Pinacle; for the magnificent view and the accessibility of the trails. Really, the effort versus the reward is unbeatable.” Julie Sage, Tourism development Agent in the Valley of Coaticook.
“When walking in the Cherry River marsh with Mount Orford in the background.” Jennyfer
“Richmond with all the magnificent mountains all around.” Louise Maurice
“On Mount Scotch Cap, near Piopolis. This area is really magical, especially the little town” Isabelle
“The Parc national of Frontenac, in Mégantic.” Denis
« Au Parc des Deux Rivières, à East Angus, ainsi que sur le sentier de l’aéroport de Sherbrooke. » Dany Trottier
“At Golf Château-Bromont with its superb view of Mount Brome.” Martin Ducharme
“As we go from Bromont to Cowansville on Chemin Pierre-Laporte. It’s really magnificent with all the red buildings.” Michelle Doyon
« In Racine, just before the village's exit towards Valcourt, and just beside the B&B Aux Marronniers. » Vicky Villeneuve, development Coordinator, Tourism Eastern Townships