Some nice ideas for vacationing on a small budget
Summer vacations are approaching and you’d like to get out of the house, but your budget is rather limited. Don’t worry, you don’t have to empty your piggybank to have fun in the Brome-Missisquoi region. Here are a few suggestions to enjoy your summer holidays to the fullest, without having to spend all of your hard-earned money.
Stay in a charming and affordable place in Dunham
The youth hostel, La Belle Verte, is a great option for anyone who wants to discover our tiny part of the country at an affordable price while meeting people from all over the world. The only youth hostel in the area, it welcomes people of all ages and it has private rooms as well as dorms.
Sleep on straw on your Hayloft Adventure
Inspired by a Swiss concept, a couple of organic vegetable farmers had the brilliant idea of providing visitors with an opportunity to sleep in the old hay mow of their farm, located in the village of Stanbridge East. But you don’t sleep on a bed, you sleep on straw, lulled to sleep by the creaking sound of the wind. Paradise.
Discover the region’s museums and craftspeople
There is no shortage of cultural places in Brome-Missisquoi, regardless of your budget.
The Tour des Arts is a great free activity that allows you to combine the arts and a road trip as you get acquainted with some 40 artists and craftspeople plying their respective trades in the Eastern Townships.
The Jardins d’Arts & de rêves in Sutton is a unique place for creation and distribution in the areas of visual arts, contemporary circus arts and literary arts. You can admire a collection of monumental sculptures produced by renowned artists. Admission is free.
Open year-round, the Bruck Museum in Cowansville has three permanent free exhibitions that will fascinate visual art enthusiasts. Interestingly, the Museum is part of the famed Townships Trail which promotes British and American heritage
Sutton’s Musée des communications is a must-stop for the entire family to get their cultural fill. Learn more about the history of Sutton through its permanent exhibition and see the fascinating exhibition on the Vachon brothers, the much-heralded wrestling duo who were better known to wrestling fans as Mad Dog and The Butcher. Admission to the exhibitions is free for children under the age of 12 and there’s a minimal charge for adults, teenagers and seniors.
For more suggestions, you can go to the Carrément Culture website, which is the best platform to use to plan your cultural outings.
Enjoy the benefits of nature
Every year, regardless of the season, the Brome-Missisquoi region attracts outdoor and sports enthusiasts seeking to escape the daily grind. In Bromont, you’ll find some incredible trails for hiking or mountain biking, and it won’t cost you a cent. When the weather’s warm, head over to the beach at Cowansville’s nature centre, or the beach at Lac Bromont for a refreshing dip, free of charge. The PENS hiking trails in Sutton are accessible for a modest fee.