Top 5 activities to enjoy this fall

Published on Oct 2, 2018

Ah…fall.....What a glorious time of the year! The colours. The animals. The bounty of the land. The cooler days… Here are five seasonal activities that will augment your enjoyment of the autumn even more (apart from the cocooning part linked to this article).

1. The sweet flavour of fall….

From August to the end of October, the apple orchards are groaning with fruit and inhaling the scent of autumn while gathering apples is made even more pleasant by the season’s sunny days cooled by a gentle, refreshing breeze. And then, what a treat to go back home and prepare lots of comfort food! The Eastern Townships is home to a number of orchards, including the Gros Pierre, Au Cœur de la pomme and the apple orchard at l’Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac. For further information, click here!

2. Time to go hiking!

The trails are ablaze with colour and the holidays are over, so hikers can enjoy the great outdoors in peace and quiet. The views and the landscapes - painted by Mother Nature - are also spectacular at this time of the year. Take a look at the numerous hiking trails that wind through the Eastern Townships. You won’t want to miss this experience!

3. Bye-bye birds!

During the fall, migrating birds start heading for warmer climes - time to lift your eyes skywards and to visit the Townships’ sites where you can observe this natural phenomenon in full swing. You’ll be able to observe migratory species such as snow geese, red-breasted geese and mallard ducks. There’s also the Migratory Bird Festival at the Burbank Pond in Danville, bird-watching sites in Vallée de Coaticook, the Nature Interpretation Centre at Lac Boivin and the Marais de la rivière aux cerises.

4. Be part of the Flambée des Couleurs

This annual celebration of the fall colours is a sure-fire way to enjoy the fall season to the max. It could hardly be otherwise, with mountains clad in autumn garb, stretching to the horizon. A number of mountain resorts organize activities to celebrate the season. At Mont Orford, for example, a hybrid chairlift takes you to the peak! Amoung plenty of other things (music, animation, foodtrucks...)! There's also the Mount SUTTON Fall Festival where you can admire colours in all kind of ways, like just by sitting doing nothing, hike, play with the kids, eat... !

5. Eat, eat and eat some more!

The fall is harvest season – a time for comfort food and maple-flavoured goodies! Vineyards, restaurants, public markets... There's plenty of possibilities to put some joy in your mouth

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