Quebec is Canada’s second largest province in terms of total area. This province covers 595,391 square miles. While visiting Quebec, a tourist will have to plan their trip according to what region they want to visit. Out of all the regions that can be visited in Quebec, the best region to visit is the Eastern Townships.
In the Eastern Townships, outdoor pursuits take a lead role for visitors and residents alike. These activities can include hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, or golfing. There are ready made paths available to hike or cycle on, with some of these trails being marked while others are not. Along with the trails, there are maps to guide visitors on the way. Kayaking and canoeing can be enjoyed at one of the many locations of lakes in the Eastern Townships. With a good amount of lakes to choose from, boating of any kind is a popular water sport in this region of Quebec.
Taking a Family Trip
A fun loving, family atmosphere is encouraged by the townspeople. This can be seen in the amount of activities available for families. Enjoy a day at any of the beaches, tour the apiary where thousands of bees are kept, zip line through the treetops, or visit an orchard and learn about the process of making apple cider. Some of these activities are one of a kind, like visiting the apiary. This is a location where people of all ages can learn about bees and the production of honey. Families have a great time on this trip because the amenities available create a learning experience that all children can enjoy.
Snow Filled Winter Events
When the winter comes, many people flock to the Eastern Townships because of the variety of parks that have trails for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The Parc National du Mount-Orford is a favorite of the region for boasting 29 miles worth of cross-country skiing terrain. All 13 trails at this park are marked, letting visitors remain safe in the unknown wilderness. Other places that tourist visit to ski at are Parc National du Mont- Orford, Parc National du Mont-Megantic, Base de Plein Air Andre Nadeau, and the Centre de Ski de Fond Richmond-Melbourne.
Enjoy a Romantic Getaway
While visiting the Eastern Townships holds many attractions for couples. These can be utilized for weddings, honeymoons, or just a getaway from life. Have a romantic dinner, visiting a spa, going horseback riding, or taking a cruise on Lake Memphremagog are all ideas that couples can do. Stopping in at one of the many restaurants of the Cafes de Village will give the visitor a look at the picturesque place of Eastern Townships. With the natural beauty worked into the area, Eastern Townships brings in many couples looking for a chance to get away from the normal daily routine.
Eastern Townships has activities that range from family oriented, to romantic getaways. Since this is the case, any tourist can fall in love with Eastern Townships when they visit. Filled with outdoor activities that vary based on the time of the year, this area of Quebec is one that draws in many tourists through the year and will continue to do so.