Taste the townships

A One-Day Foodie Getaway in the Region

52 km

6 stops

1 days

How about a one-day road trip just to satisfy your love for great tasting food? Tempted? Follow the guide, this way please!

Viennese pastries and chocolates

Start by heading to the charming village of North Hatley and visit Auberge La Chocolatière, where you'll get your hands on delicious chocolates and pastries to enjoy while strolling along the shores of Lake Massawippi. For those of you who are hungry, take the opportunity to discover their lunch and dinner menu, your taste buds will thank you. There is so much to see in this magnificent village classified as one of the most beautiful in Quebec!

A Bistro Offering Local Flavours

After your long walk, you might feel pretty hungry! Your timing is perfect, because in North Hatley you’ll find what is considered as one of the best bistros in the region, the renowned Tap Room of Manoir Hovey. Here, inside a friendly ambiance, you’ll be able to savour simple, but well-mastered dishes, concocted with amazing local products: Abénaki poutines, half-cockerels, lobster rolls, Quebec bred Wagyu beef burgers… Your taste buds will surely thank you. (Reservations recommended)

An Agritourism Site

It’s now time to head to Compton, renowned for its organic culture and for being a true meeting place for refined gourmets! You must try tasting the acidulated blackcurrants you’ll discover when you visit the magnificent Domaine Ives Hill. Here you’ll explore 3.5 km of well-designed trails, lovely rest areas, such as the one you’ll find by the calm Moe River, a luxurious field of wild flowers, and of course, a blackcurrant plantation. You mustn’t forget to stop at the boutique to fill your baskets with some of the wonderful products they offer. (Spirits, jellies, syrup, honey, vinegar….)

A Public Market

If you’re lucky enough to be in the area on a Thursday, you must absolutely visit Compton’s evening market, open from 4 :00 p.m. to 6 :30 p.m. and meet the 24 passionate producers offering you their products there. Vegetables, fruits, meat, cheeses, breads, maple products, prepared meals … all produced in the surrounding countryside.

A restaurant certified Terroir et Saveur du Québec

If you really feel like being pampered, offer yourself a lovely supper in a restaurant showcasing the region’s terroir and know-how. At Le Cinquième Élément, winner of several awards for excellence, they serve the most local products: cheeses produced by La Station, organically grown vegetables from L’Abri végétal, Pisciculture des Bobines’ fish farm trout or the Ferme Lennon’s pork. Chef Denis Vézina is a true creative fine cuisine virtuoso and will fill your eyes as well as your bellies with his delicious concoctions. (Reservation required)

A Forest Lodging

If you wish to prolong your pleasure with a delightful overnight stay in a charming accommodation, we highly recommend driving about twenty minutes further to the Station du Chêne rouge, in Canton de Hatley. The station offers you to choose one of their 15 charming eco-shelters, all set in a sublime 1540-acre forest domain. You’ll enjoy an unforgettable outdoors experience surrounded bu the Massawippi River Valley. (Reservation required)

You should read



Taste the Townships
Arts, culture and entertainment
Nature, sports and outdoor activities
Tourist routes
Family outing
Spa and wellness
Charging stations