In the shadow of Orford

À l’ombre de l’Orford (« In the shadow of Orford ») refers to a book written by renowned author Alfred DesRochers. Nestled at the foot of Mont Orford, Eastman is the Townships’ literary village, where the locals share their passion for books through their small, community library. After all, what could be better than getting stuck into a good book and letting time just drift by…

Eastman is also known for its event Les Correspondances, wich is a literary event but also a popular rendez-vous for young and old, unifying and inspiring. Many important authors stopped in Eastman for this major festival : Kim Thuy, Yves Beauchemin, Dany Laferrière, Marie Laberge, to name a few.

Worthy of note

Landscaped with an artificial lake, an arbour, slate pathways and a magnificent sundial, le Parc du temps qui passe is the ideal venue for reading a book or simply relaxing and feeling at peace with the world. Here, we let nature take the lead. It’s a way of being residents and visitors appreciate. A lot.

In the Shadow of Orford

Village Tour

©Daphné Caron

Culture in the heart of nature

A heritage trail which you can cover on foot or by bike, casts a new light on the history of this pretty village. There is also the Sentier Louise Portal, a trail named in honour of the artiste and initiator of the now well-established Correspondances d’Eastman.

Connect with Nature

Enjoy the smells and the sounds of nature as you explore the trails along the Parc Missisquoi-Nord trail's, the Montagnarde bike path, and nearby lakes such as Argent, Parker and Orford. Spa Eastman, one of the world’s leading spas, is also surrounded by nature with ponds and wooded trails.

A taste of local fare

Although it’s not very big, Eastman has a surprising number of places to sample local fare and regional produce - La Station (a Café de village), Dora's Artisanal Bakery, Le Boucanier (for its smoked meat) and Les Serres Simard where you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables. Just a sampling of what Eastman has to offer…





Dora’s Artisanal Bakery


Restaurant du Spa Eastman


La Station


Huit5quatre table d'hôte


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