New Tourist Activities to Discover This Summer
It’s now official there will be a tourist season this summer in Québec. As was the case last year, we can expect outdoor and agritourism events to be particularly popular. And it’s just as well, since you’ll be able to explore many new activities during the upcoming months in the Eastern Townships. Here’s an overview of some you can discover in the Brome-Missisquoi region.
A Dose of Adrenaline at Mont SUTTON
Mont SUTTON will soon offer a new fun activity for the entire family with its mountain network of zip lines. Mountain bike enthusiasts will also be delighted to discover three new trails that will open towards the end of July.
New Infrastructures in Bromont
Two highly anticipated infrastructures will be built in Bromont. First, the new public square downtown and its outdoor stage should host its first shows in a month or so. Also, as of August, outdoor enthusiasts will have access to the new welcome pavilion at the Parc des Sommets de Bromont.
Art in the Open Air
As part of the Paysages en série project, Sutton artist Stéphane Lemardelé illustrated five huge panoramic frescoes inspired by the landscapes of Brome-Missisquoi. These huge 55 metres long banners, when placed end to end, will be displayed in the municipalities of the region during the summer. For now, they can be seen on the bicycle path in the village of Sutton.
In Frelighsburg and Dunham, the exhibition “L’objet de la nature” of the Adélard Art Centre presents 15 very large-scale photographic works on the exterior walls of several heritage buildings.
Reopening of the Chapelle St-Agnès
You’ll be delighted to know that he magnificent Domaine Dumont (Vignoble de la Chapelle St-Agnès), located in Glen Sutton, will finally reopen this summer. You’ll have the good fortune to be able to visit this vineyard, considered to be among the most beautiful in all of Québec.
Two New Activities in Bedford
In Bedford, don’t miss stopping by the Bedford Lofts and discover the tasting room of the new Comont Distillery. Also located in Bedford, the Aukaneck company, which offers dog sledding in the colder season, will offer a summer version of this winter classic with their cani-scooters.
Meeting Our Artists
In addition to the classic Tour des Arts, a new circuit will allow visitors to discover our local artists’ studios three weekends this summer. The Boulevard des Arts Tour will include 19 stops in the municipalities of Saint-Armand, Frelighsburg and Dunham.
Our Heritage Is Taking the Centre Stage
Several new heritage routes will be unveiled during the summer. The municipality of Dunham will present two routes, one of which follows our region’s counterfeiters’ trail. In Farnham, the heritage trail will be completely revamped. Finally, to mark the 100th anniversary of the American prohibition, a new thematic tour showcasing stories related to alcohol trafficking around the border will be unveiled in August.
Performances on the Townships Trail
After a year’s break, the Réguines et Fantômes theatre presentation will once again be offered free of charge in the region with performances scheduled in Bedford, Stanbridge East, Frelighsburg, Brome Lake and Sutton.