Trails for a Perfect Family Sunday Outing

Updated on Nov 2, 2023

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 totalling 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 one of the many restaurants to bring home a good snack! (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. (Entry Fee)

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 4 km well-kept trail is set along the pond for a nice level walk. (Access is free)

Missisquoi Nord

Eastman, Bolton and Potton

The trail network of Missisquoi Nord will take you through many municipalities of the Brome-Missisquoi region. You can choose among several different easy level paths; many are set along the Missisquoi River. You’ll also have access to an untouched nature with very little traffic; an ideal moment for a meditating. (Access is free)

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)

Parc des Sommets


In Bromont, the lake Gale network has 17 km of trails on a fairly level terrain. By taking the Grand Pic path and the Grèbe trail, you’ll quickly find yourself by the peaceful lake. If you feel like it, you can continue your walk for about a kilometre to reach the top of Mount Gale which overlooks the lake. (Entry Fee)

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