Discovering the Cœurs Villageois Route of the Haut-Saint-François and Mégantic Regions
Discover Scotstown’s Cœur villageois
As you drive through this village, you must stop by the Charcuterie Scotstown, a family business where you’ll find an impressive variety of artisanal charcuteries. Dried goods, hams, sausages, pancetta, capicollo… Fill your basket with their products and enjoy these savoury morsels in the Walter—Mackenzie Park while admiring Mount Mégantic in the background. You can then walk across the town which was once a Scottish fief and discover ancestral homes and industrial buildings which tell the story of Scotstown. Are you an outdoor sports enthusiast? Take advantage of the Marécage des Scots regional park or Mount Megantic’s National Park nearby.
Fall Under the Charm of Piopolis’s Cœur Villageois
With its pretty village dock, its general store, museum, churches, hiking trails and heritage circuit, the riverside town of Piopolis will totally charm you. At the Boutique L’Est Passe-temps, among the many little treasures offered, you’re sure to make some interesting finds. Under the dock’s pergola, admire the view overlooking lake Mégantic or explore the lake with the equipment rentals available at the beach. Finally, to satisfy your appetite, stop at the Auberge du Soleil Levant where they serve delicious unpretentious meals.
Saviez-vous que, outre ses nombreux emplacements de camping, le Camping Aventure Mégantic offre plusieurs types d’hébergement en prêt-à-camper? Optez pour une tente hékipia, un pod, une yourte de luxe ou encore pour la cabania, une mini-maison dans les arbres avec une immense terrasse donnant vue sur le lac Mégantic. Parfait pour se reposer après une journée bien remplie… et pour retomber (un peu) en enfance !
After a good night’s sleep, take the road that will lead you to Lambton, a village that offers an incredible view of Grand Lac Saint-François. Stop in the local bakery for their fresh bread or a delicious Viennese pastry. Take a moment to admire the impressive St-Vital de Lambton church and its presbytery where you’ll also find the tourism information centre and an art gallery.
Immerse Yourself in Nature at Parc National De Frontenac
Near Lambton and all around the Grand Lac St-François, you’ll find the Parc national de Frontenac where you can fill up on nature. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and pedal boating, nautical sports are the star attraction here. Hiking, cycling fishing and fauna observation are also on the program.
Cookshire-Eaton, the town with four steeples, offers a rich heritage for you to discover. Learn more about the area by visiting the John-Henry Pope Maison de la Culture. Go for a short walk on the paths that lead to the John Cook covered bridge. End your day with a well-deserved pause at the Brasserie 11 Comtés, a small microbrewery where you’ll savour beers as refreshing as their names are evocative.