Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Barnston West, characterized by its panoramic view of the Appalachians from Mount Orford to Jay Peak, has, since 1946, included the hamlets of Way’s Mills and Kingscroft. A stop on the Townships Trail, the place name “Way's Mills” evokes the memory of an American tweed and flannel manufacturer, L. S. Way, who arrived in the region circa 1808. Aside from the eight bridges that cross the Niger River, elements of interest include the United Church (1881), the Church of the Epiphany (1888), the round barn on the Holmes farm (1907), and one of the smallest fire halls in Quebec equipped with a tower used for drying hoses (1952). The patchwork of narrow country roads around the villages is an invitation to explore the valleys.