The Townships Trail Is Full of Discoveries to Be Made!
Destinations to explore, May 29, 2017 2017-05-29
Windsor Powder Mill, photo: Stéphane Lemire
Windsor Powder Mill, photo: Stéphane Lemire

Interested in learning more about the heritage, buildings and rich nature of the Eastern Townships? Follow the circuit of the Townships Trail. With warm sunny days coming back, there’s no better time to go explore the region and retrace the steps of the American, Loyalist, Scottish and Irish settlers who arrived here in the late 18th century. The villages along the way and the incredible scenery are sure to take your breath away. Perfect for a car trip or a bike ride!

Load up on history

This signposted circuit stretching out over more than 415 km (258 mi.) leads you into 31 cities and towns where you can see churches, historical buildings and covered bridges and visit museums and interpretation centres. The Missisquoi museum, the Ulverton Woolen Mill and the Sherbrooke Historical Society are just some of the sights along the trail. Follow the road at your own pace, stopping here and there as you see fit.

Have a look at charming villages

Missisquoi museum, photo: Sébastien Larose
Missisquoi museum, photo: Sébastien Larose

Six municipalities of the Eastern Townships (Coaticook, Cookshire-Eaton, Danville, Eastman, Piopolis and Sutton) are grouped under the name Cœurs villageois (village hearts) and all of them promise an experience like no other. Meet proud citizens who are involved in their community, discover their rich heritage and witness the beauty of their surroundings.

Getting thirsty?

Craft beers produced in the Townships know how to pique the interest of beer enthusiasts. Fifteen microbreweries in the region invite you to taste their expertly crafted brews and savour the quality of their products. Order your favourite blonde, red or dark beer, or choose… not to choose! Tasting paddles are a great option for anyone who wants to try the whole palette of flavours.

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