Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Cohabiting in harmony with the surrounding nature, whose magnificent Lake Massawippi - which means large deep lake in Abenaki - Ayer's Cliff takes its name from Mr. Thomas Ayer, the instigator of the railway in 1799. In fact, from the end of the 18th century, a small stagecoach hotel welcomed travelers from the United States.
This tradition of hospitality continues today thanks to the tourist accommodation places around the lake. Stage of the Chemin des Cantons, Ayer's Cliff has retained its Anglo-Saxon luster thanks to its residences of yesteryear, its charming bandstand and the site of the exhibition where a public market is held every Saturday in summer.
Start your tour by stopping at the Tourist Information Office, located on Tyler Street, in the heart of the village. Here you will find everything you need to make the most of your visit.
Where you will start your visit is at- the Tourist Information Office – located in the Culture Park. Here you will find the village Library, and also access to the Tomifobia Nature Trail. A 19-kilometer trail for walking, biking or skiing in the winter.
Nearby is the Pioneer Way Garden (Pioneer Park, soon to be Remembrance Park) where you can listen to Mr. Ayer himself tell you about the beginnings of the Municipality.
Also in the heart of the village, known for its water games, play modules and bicycle repair station, Tyler Park is also a must for many visitors.
The Parc du quai is also a place where you will enjoy stopping. The floating docks, the possibility of fishing and the incredible view make it a must-see.
The Ripplecove Hotel & Spa is definitely a part of Ayer's Cliff and its timeless charm is felt throughout the village. Founded in 1945, the Ripplecove was once a popular resort for high society, and although it is now more accessible, its five-star rating still reflects the exceptional quality of its restaurant, Le Riverain.
The Ayer's Cliff Agricultural Exhibition is one of the oldest in Canada, having been held for over 175 years. This annual event attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year. Not to be missed.
Take a break in the center of the village, at the crossroads. Between land and water, take the time to listen to the wind singing in the chimes...
2 metres, 20 seconds, a face covering... You know the drill. This summer, we all need to do our part to make this vacation season both enjoyable and responsible.
(In fact, I can even stand apart.)
(Anyways in #touristmode, I'm in no hurry!)
(Ring ahead to avoid the crowd... it’s that simple!)
(I promise... this is no time to joke around.)
Together - For a safe vacation - Let’s be responsible.