Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
On the agenda for this weekend are maple products, tasty cheeses, ideas for getting out into the fresh air and Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations!
The Microbrasserie Coaticook (a microbrewery) is partnering with the Érablière du Lac Wallace (a sugar camp) for a day of mouthwatering treats and seasonal activities. Beer made with real maple syrup and taffy on snow. Lively music and a crackling fire on the terrasse, will add to the festive atmosphere!
Saturday, March 16 (from noon onwards) | Microbrasserie Coaticook
Snowshoers can climb the 875-metre high Mont Hereford via the Neil Tillotson Trail. The intermediate-level trail stretches for 12 kilometres (there and back) but if that sounds too daunting, you can opt for a 3-km (easy) trail, which loops around the foot of the mountain to the Chute à Donat waterfall.
Departure from 557 chemin de Coaticook in East Hereford | Free access to the trail
Thinking of introducing your little ones to the joys of downhill skiing or to snowboarding? Maybe you’d like to learn one of those skills yourself? Head to Mont Orford! The ski station, In conjunction with the Association of Quebec Ski Resorts (ASSQ), is organizing a day-long program entitled Ma Première Fois («My first time»). For $25 (plus tax) participants get a 90-minute lesson in the beginners’ area and the price includes equipment rental – an ideal opportunity to learn a brand new sport!
Sunday, March 17. Departures at specific times. Reservations required. | Mont-Orford
You can stuff yourself silly on cheese fondue and it’s all for a good cause! The Fromagerie Nouvelle France is organizing a do-it-yourself cheese fondue dinner with salad and dessert at the Racine Community Centre, to raise money for charity. Just bring along your own fondue pot. Reservations required.
Saturday, March 16 (6 :30pm) | Centre communautaire de Racine
The month of March is when goats start to give birth to their young and visitors can view these cute little newborns at the Ferme les Broussailles. While you’re at the farm, pick up a Tomme des Broussailles d’hiver - a firm, mellow cheese made from goat’s milk.
Saturdays and Sundays (1pm-5pm). Reservations required. | 277 chemin Bulwer, Martinville
Several venues are organizing festive events to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. They include the following :