Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
On the Townships Trail, the town of Richmond, named in honour of the colony’s Governor General, Charles Lennox, the 4th Duke of Richmond, had a prosperous past thanks to the railway in particular. The town has many heritage buildings: the old railway station (1883), converted into a restaurant; the former Mont Saint-Patrice convent (1884) now the Centre d’Art de Richmond, and St. Bibiane’s Roman Catholic Church (1880) located nearby. A tour of the old English neighbourhood features some 36 heritage buildings. By crossing the iron bridge, on the other side of the St. Francis River, you’ll find St-Paul’s (1889), a French Presbyterian church, which houses the Centre d'interprétation de l'ardoise. In addition to the water sports park that offers boat rentals on the river, trails on the Route Verte and the Sentiers de l'Estrie traverse the territory, a dream for outdoor enthusiasts.