Trails for a Perfect Family Sunday Outing

Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises

Updated on Apr 16, 2024

Are you looking for an easy trail where you can take your kids for a walk? Here's a few suggestions that everybody will like, even the little ones.

The Bois Beckett Park


The Bois Beckett Park is a small ancient-tree forest in the middle of the city of Sherbrooke where you’ll find 6 km of trails. Accessible to everybody, this is the perfect place to take in some fresh air with your family. ( Access is free)

The Parc Écoforestier of Johnville


For all those who are looking for tranquility and serenity, head out to the Parc Écoforestier in Johnville. Only 20 minutes from downtown Sherbrooke, this park offers you four walking trails totaling nearly 6 km. Immerse yourself in the diversified nature and quiet calm of this area. By taking the Tourbière trail, you’ll be amazed by the special landscape of this ecosystem. (Access is free )

The Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises


What is so special about the Cherry River Marsh? For one, its 1.2 km long raised footbridge with its views of Mount Orford! The place offers a total distance of 5.8 km of trails you can take at an easy pace. Because the marsh is located only a few minutes from downtown Magog, we suggest you also make a stop at La Shop or at the microbrewery La Memphré for a foodie moment. (Access is free)

Centre d’interprétation de la nature du Lac Boivin


Covering a distance of 10 km, the trails of Boivin Lake are punctuated by two observation towers and raised footbridges that will have you discover many different habitats. This area is a true sanctuary for many bird species. In fact, for a special contact with nature, put a few sunflower seeds in your hands and watch all the chickadees come to feed out of them. (Access is free)

The Burbank Pond


The Burbank pond is a protected natural area where you’ll be able to observe 220 bird species. The area is especially impressive during the fall when the Snow and Canada geese gather before they migrate south. In all seasons, the nearly 4 km well-kept trails are set along the pond for a nice level walk. All this fresh air has opened your appetite? Head to the nearby restaurant Le Temps des Cerises! (Access is free)

Piopolis' hiking paths


The Scotch Cap trail takes you on a stroll through a mixed forest filled with maple trees and conifers. At the summit, enjoy the exceptional panorama from one of the two viewpoints overlooking the white mountains or the lakes of Joncs, Araignées, and Mégantic. Also, some of the trails du Clocher wind through the forest, and one leading to a marsh. (Free access)

Parc régional du Marécage-des-Scots


Linking the Walter-Mackenzie Park in Scotstown (at the entrance of the Franceville sector) to the Mont-Mégantic national park, the multi-function trail of the Marécage-des-Scots park offers 8 km of trails in a tranquil forest. You’ll also find several halts on the way. (Access is free)

Ulverton's Wool Mill


Traveling through the forest and along the Ulverton River, five kilometers of trails await you on the magnificent site of the Ulverton Woolen Mill. The children will love their walk here since you can also take the time to say hello and pet the residents of the farmhouse on the site. (paid access)

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