Plan a whimsical getaway in the Coaticook River Valley

Destinations to explore, August 1, 2022 2022-08-01
Mont Experience Hereford © Mont Experience Hereford

Thinking about taking a getaway off the beaten path? Located in the Eastern Townships, the Coaticook River Valley has a multitude of activities and attractions for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of local cuisine, making it the perfect place to enjoy a whimsical adventure! Here are a few suggestions for unique getaways in the region.

Foresta Lumina
Photo credit: Foresta Lumina

What to do? Why not visit an enchanted forest!

The magical forest at Foresta Lumina comes to life at night, offering visitors a unique immersive experience. This enchanting nighttime trail in the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook features over a dozen multimedia installations that will truly amaze you. Along the 2.6-km trail, get ready to be whisked away into a magical world of fairies, spirits and other mystical creatures. It’s sure to be a fun and dazzling experience for the whole family!

Where to sleep? How about spending the night in a unique space!

Choose from a variety of unique options and ready-to-camp units that are anything but ordinary! Stay overnight in a yurt at Camping du pont couvert and enjoy the heated pool and water games with coloured fountains—all in nature’s midst. Sleep in an eco-futuristic super-yurt designed by the artist-architects at Auberge du changement d’ère , or enjoy all the benefits of glamping in a chalet-style pod at the foot of mont Hereford. There’s no shortage of options!

Where to drink? Try a local microbrewery!

No, it’s not a train station—it’s a microbrewery! After a busy day exploring, there’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious beer at the Microbrasserie Hop Station, located in the historic Coaticook train station. Founded by long-time friends, this microbrewery serves up exceptional craft beers (all small-batch brewed, some regular production and others aged in oak barrels) that pair perfectly with exhibits and concerts by Quebec artists. What’s more, this community-based microbrewery uses ingredients that are largely sourced from Quebec. It’s a great opportunity to taste local flavours!

Microbrasserie Hop Station
Photo credit: Microbrasserie Hop Station

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