48 hours to fully enjoy autumn colors in the Townships

69 km

9 stops

2 days

Our region abounds with environments highlighting autumn’s flamboyant colours. Here’s our suggestion for a fine two-day getaway to take full advantage of this period.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

First: You’ll need to head out to Mount Owl’s Head.

With the perspective Owl’s Head offers for admiring Lake Memphremagog and all the surrounding mountains, it’s the perfect place to start your day out right. Here, you’ll discover beautiful hiking trails, a majestic view from the summit; plus, you’ll fill your mind’s eye with all the amazing seasonal colours! And, if you’re not so much the athletic type, you can always reach the top of the mountain by taking the chairlift.

Next: Time to offer yourself a lunch break in Mansonville.

Head towards the town of Mansonville, where your taste buds will guide you directly to Euro-Delli. In this small grocery store, which also acts as a mini-restaurant, you’ll discover authentic Polish flavours. You must absolutely try their famous smoked-meat sandwich, seasoned and smoked right here! And, if the weather allows, you can enjoy your meal on their terrace!

Stop by the Round Barn

The newly refurbished, Mansonville Round Barn is a not-to-be-missed architectural jewel, part of our region’s heritage. The building shelters an exhibit revealing Potton Township’s rich history. This specific area attracted many of our country’s wealthiest families, as well as Americans who ventured here from the United States to settle. Truly, a must!

Enjoy a Kayak Outing

Time to head out towards Sutton. The landscapes you’ll discover throughout the 20 to 30-minute drive (by taking route 243) are simply sublime! Stop at Canoe & Co. The quiet Missisquoi River and the beauty of the surrounding nature will totally charm you as you experience some delightful moments here. On the menu: an exploration of this meandering river over a distance of 12 km or 15 km, between Mansonville and Glen Sutton. Psst! There’s also a shuttle service available!

Time for a Delicious Supper in a Microbrewery

When you arrive in the heart of Sutton, you’ll find the Brouërie microbrewery, and its second-floor inn. Here, you’ll enjoy their delicious beverages and have a great meal (you must try their divine pakoras!) Plus, all the rooms were designed on two floors, each with their own private bathroom and very comfortable beds. An espresso coffee machine, teapot, refrigerator, television, telephone, alarm clock, hair dryer and wireless internet are all provided as well!

Head towards THE place in town for enjoying a regal breakfast

A warm and lively atmosphere, the sweet smell of Yamabiko's roasted coffee... where can you find it you ask us? It's at Mollies! Also, an healthy and varied menu made of dishes highlighting local producers awaits you. This charming dinette café is a haven for locals and once you walk in the door, you'll understand why. We've heard that the pastries are beyond delectable. Be warned, to try them is to adopt them!

Go Stretch Your Legs

Between lakes and streams, the Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton offers sumptuous panoramas. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover the 5 km Spruce Lake loop, an accessible hike where you can enjoy the colorful nature of the area in the fall. The longest part of the hike takes you past the lake with its shelter and two ponds. The ascent to Spruce Lake will also allow you to discover a dozen interpretation panels. It is definitely worth the trip with your family!

Concoct a Delicious Picnic Basket

We can never say it enough: La Rumeur affamée is a true institution here. An all-in-one grocery store, cheese shop and bakery, this shop offers only the best delectable delights! Prepared dishes, charcuteries, fine cheeses, sweets, great beverages … a bit of everything for a decadent picnic!

Take Full Advantage of Autumn’s Bursting Colours

Now that you’ve filled your picnic basket to the rim, you can drive out to Mount Sutton, which hosts a friendly fall festival five weekends during the season. Both fresh air outdoor sports enthusiasts, as well as those who simply love contemplating magnificent landscapes, will be totally delighted. An amazing afternoon awaits!

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