Between the mountains, the river and its village heart, Sutton offers four seasons of activities and attractions. Its history, environment and culture are among the points of interest.
American, English and Scottish Loyalists arrive around 1790. They influence the footprint of the region. However the first French settlers came in 1840 which resulted in a Francophone and Anglophone mixed culture. The Town that encompasses Glen Sutton and Sutton Junction now has nearly 4000 inhabitants.
The Sutton Mountains, part of the Appalachian chain, is a leading attraction due to unprecedented snow sports at Mont Sutton made famous by its glades, four season hiking at PENS and the beauty of its mountain landscape. In addition Sutton has the largest land conservation on private land in eastern Canada.
Travelling by car, bike or on foot, the different tourist tours enhance Sutton as a destination: the Heritage circuit includes churches, cemeteries and historic homes; the PleinArt circuit comprises 5 art galleries; the Gourmet circuit with its 25 stops showcases gastronomy and agro-tourism including La Chapelle Ste-Agnès and Domaine Bresee vineyards.
With its restaurants, Café de village, shops and cultural center, the village heart is welcoming, genuine and active. The Sutton History Museum, the Traditional Violin Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Sutton en Blues series and the Christmas Market are among the best.
The activities menu includes cycling with relaxed or sporting circuits. Golf, canoeing, kayaking, VeloVolant, camping and autumn chairlift rides add to the offer.
Sutton is primarily a tourist area; there are many accommodation choices with a country theme for individual clients, families or groups with inclusive packages and activities in Sutton and surroundings.