SIX PLACES FOR ADMIRING SUNSETS IN BROME MISSISQUOI
There is nothing more extraordinary than a magnificent Eastern Townships sunset! Why not take some time away from the daily grind or binging on Netflix and settle in some of the best seats in the house to admire the most beautiful sunsets? Here is a list of unforgettable places to visit on your next getaway.
The friendly gang at Canoe & Co offers very romantic end-of-day guided canoe excursions on the Missisquoi River, between Mansonville and Glen Sutton. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset in the Missisquoi Valley. Camping fans will be delighted to learn that campsites are also available to end your perfect day under the stars.
Sunsets become more beautiful as we get closer to the sky. At just an hour’s hike from Mount Sutton’s main chalet, you will reach the altitude 840 chalet, which offers an impressive panoramic view, even getting a glimpse of Montreal in the distance. Witness the last rays of the sun as it sets in the horizon and then, take advantage of the lodging at hand (the chalet has 20 bunks and several rustic shelters, which can hold up to six people as well as eleven campsites).
THE TERRACE AT HÔTEL CHÂTEAU BROMONT
Just returned from a day at Bromont, montagne d’expériences or maybe a shopping spree at Tanger Outlets? Why not take some time to unwind before the evening sets in? From the top of Hôtel Château Bromont, the panorama is simply breathtaking. The icing on the cake? Relax in one of their hot tubs for a Zen evening as you forget your daily worries. Then, let Morpheus hold you in her sleepy arms and have a restful night in one of their amazing hotel rooms.
KNOWLTON MARINA AND DOUGLASS BEACH
There are so many reasons to visit the Knowlton Marina. First, the sunsets by its lake shore are simply blissful. It’s surely one of the best spots for feeding your Instagram account with sublime pictures. If you have a craving for something to eat, let yourself be tempted by such late-afternoon meals as salads, burgers and nachos offered at the marina restaurant. Feel more like a picnic? Douglass Beach is truly a paradise for combining a dip in the lake, outdoor games and viewing great sunsets.
CROISIÈRES AU CRÉPUSCULE
Get on board of the Missisquoi, a 150-place cruise ship, to admire the most beautiful landscapes of Lake Champlain. More than 250 trips are offered throughout the summer, among which the Discovery Cruises (to learn about the region’s history) as well as the Domaine du Ridge Cruise where foodies can learn more about this vineyard and delicious local gourmet products.
LA ROUTE DES VINS
Not to include the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route in this article would be a sacrilege. Aside from concocting excellent alcohol products, many vineyards have ideal geographical settings to be awestruck by the amazing orange and pink tones of the sunsets.
The Domaine de la Côte d’Ardoise is Quebec’s oldest vineyard. On a clear day, standing on the highest point of the domain, we can even spot Montreal in the distance. So, here is the plan for this outing: You participate in the tastings offered, then you walk through the vines to enjoy the Nature et Création Art Exhibit, the largest outdoor collection in Quebec and, finally, you relax with your family, your friends or your partner as you contemplate the marvels of nature as the day ends.
For corporate events, weddings or other celebrations, the halls of l’Orpailleur Vineyard offer a superb country decor with the Dunham Valley for background, showing its most beautiful attributes. Don’t leave without purchasing a bottle (or two or ten!) of their prized wine, loved by sommeliers, restaurateurs and epicureans alike.
Each sunset is unique, sometimes pink-hued, sometimes orange, accompanied by clouds or all alone far in the horizon. You can therefore return several times to our region and every visit will offer a new, special experience!