Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
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…
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Les Correspondances are 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.
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
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Here, we let nature take the lead. ...Read more
Here, we let nature take the lead. It’s a way of being residents and visitors appreciate. A lot.
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. Another cultural venue is Cabaret Eastman, which hosts a variety of artists.
Enjoy the smells and the sounds of nature as you explore the trails along the Vallée de la Missisquoi-Nord, 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.
Although it’s not very big, Eastman has a surprising number of places to sample local fare and regional produce - Café bistro Les Trois Grâces (a Café de village), à la Boulangerie Dora, Au Boucanier (for its smoked meat), aux Avelines (hand-made chocolates) and au Serres Simard where you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables. Just a sampling of what Eastman has to offer…