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There’s always so much to do in the Eastern Townships, and especially this summer! Here’s a sneak preview of what’s new and in store for you in the region.
A new not-to-be-missed cultural gathering this summer, from July 11 to July 13. You’ll discover artists such as Claudia Bouvette, Milk & Bone, Loud, France d’Amour, Kevin Parent, Émile Bilodeau, les Cowboys Fringants and many others. See the complete program.
Next July 26, 27 and 28, the municipality of Brome will welcome the first New Country Festival in Quebec. About fifteen shows will be performed during this first edition. Spaces have been prepared for tent or RV camping. For those who would like to bring their horses, stables will be available as well.
This summer, each first Sunday of the month from May to September, the Goyette-Hill park in Sutton will vibrate to the sounds of tam-tams. Inspired by the Tam-tams du Mont-Royal concept, these gatherings will bring together as many experienced musicians as beginners and will attract the curious and music amateurs to experience a musical afternoon filled with rhythm.
Starting July 6, the Township Trail will present Réguines et fantômes, an interactive play presented outdoors at five different points on the Township Trail Circuit. The first will be held at the Parc des Braves in Cookshire-Eaton. For more details, consult the performance calendar.
The Circuits Frontières network at Mount Hereford will open three more mountain bike trails; two of them are descent trails and one will go all the way to the summit of the mountain. The centre will now offer a total of 50 kilometres of trails. Good to know, the organization hopes to open a new hiking trail as well during the summer of 2019, to follow!
From the end of June to the beginning of September, the Yamaska National Park will present a new evening activity, Noémia. You’ll discover the Choinière Reservoir, its fauna and flora while paddling on a SUP with a lantern to guide you. The outing on the water will be followed by a talk and treats around a camp fire.
This summer, mountain biking will be introduced to Mount Orford’s National Park. Five trails will take you through different forest environments. Mountain bike rentals will also be offered in the three service centres of the park. Also new, you’ll be able to go from the Stukely Lake sector to the Fraser Lake sector by bike. No more cars! The section is open to bicycles over a distance of 10.6 km (one-way) and is accessible to everyone.
Established on the side of the mountain near Bromont’s Waterpark, Divertigo will offer more than forty aerial sports challenge games, ziplines, a climbing wall and a freefall simulator. Other games such as the 30-foot-high mega-swing and the pole top staircase complete the offer. Beware, adrenaline amateurs!
Beer amateurs, this announcement will thrill you! Located on the road heading to the park in Orford, Canton Brasse opened its doors officially last May 10. Without any further ado, come to discover this microbrewery’s artisanal beers!
Robin Bière Naturelle’s objective ? To offer quality artisanal beers made with local ingredients and fermented with yeast developed in the region. Here you’ll find a tasting lounge and a small terrace where you’ll savour the beers created through this new project.
There is now a circuit grouping 14 of the Townships’ cheese factories called Les Têtes fromagères presenting the talent and know-how of the region’s cheesemakers. The incredible variety and quality of the products that you’ll discover in their boutiques will have you want to try them all! Find their map by going to a tourist information office.
Are you looking for new inspiration to spend a night (or more) in the Townships? Starting on June 27, you’ll be able to take advantage of these lovely contemporary cabins in the heart of the forest, thanks to Laö Cabines, an eco-friendly tourist lodging offered in Racine.
Are you a nature fanatic? The Frontenac and Yamaska national parks each offer five and six new turnkey camping units called Étoile ready-to-camp. Full-equipped and able to accommodate up to six guests, these lodgings are perfect for families or a group of friends.