The Townships Trail highlights the Eastern Townships’ buildings and natural heritage along a marked tourist route that extends for 418 kilometres. The route runs through 31 municipalities and has 35 stopover stages.
American and British heritage is a distinctive feature in the region.
Discover the seven stages in Brome-Missisquoi
Discover the pioneers that settled in Bedford in 1812
Brochures available at the Bedford Town Hall, 450 248-2440
In the heart of the town, travel on foot through the various stages of the heritage trail to learn more about the history of West Shefford and its residents.
On Sundays, in July and August, a free, guided tour that lasts about 90 minutes is available.
Information: 1 877 276-6668, tourismebromont.com
Scenes in urban colours are prominently featured on the tour of historical frescoes.
Bruck Museum, 225, rue Principale, Cowansville
Seven church towers, two border villages, an invitation to discover the history of Frelighsburg’s and Saint-Armand’s churches.
Brochures available at the tourist office
450 298-5630, village.frelighsburg.qc.ca
Discover the hidden treasure: Fokker D VII which is believed to be one of three planes of that type in the world with its original fabric.
Brome County Museum, 130, rue Lakeside, Lac-Brome
450 243-6782, bromemuseum.com
From May 2 – July 10 2016
“George Harold Baker and the 5th CMR” exhibition at the Brome County Museum
From May 29 to October 9, 2016
“The Fenians are Coming” exhibition
Tour the Cornell grain mill, Hodge’s General Store, the Walbridge Barn (Mystic)
Missisquoi Museum, 2, rue River, Stanbridge East
450 248-3153, museemissisquoi.ca
Audio self-guided tours
Sutton – Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers
The audio self-guided tours lead you to the discovery of some of the characters and events that are part of Sutton’s history, as well as the landscape and built and religious heritage.
Information: 1 800 565-8455
May 21 to October 31, 2016
“Les Frères Vachon, le cœur sur le ring” exhibition on the famed Vachon wrestling brothers
Musée des communications et d’histoire de Sutton
32, rue Principale Sud, Sutton
Pick up the travel guide and 3 CD box set in Brome-Missisquoi’s tourist information offices.
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