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The Best Places for a Picnic in Brome-Missisquoi
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By Isabelle Bouchard 05 August 2019

Warm summer days offer the perfect opportunity for discovering the Eastern Townships.

Here are a few not-to-be-missed places where you can enjoy a pleasant moment or an entire day picnicking with your basket filled with local products and a glass of rosé!

Alone, as a couple, with your family or among friends, your picnic will also have you live the most beautiful moments of the summer!

 

The Route des Vins of Brome-Missisquoi

The region offers many roads that will lead you to the delightful settings of its 20 vineyards. By car or on by bicycle, take your time as you visit the locations marked on the Route des vins and prepare yourself for a unique experience in the birthplace of Quebec’s winemaking industry. The majority of the region’s vineyards have installed picnic areas on their properties so visitors can bring their meals and enjoy this quiet environment and renew their energy.

More precisely, I suggest you take a detour by:

  • Quebec’s oldest vineyard, the Domaine des Côtes d’Ardoises to admire its sculpture exhibition, the charming gardens and its historical buildings.
  • The terrace at Léon Courville, vigneron in the Town of Brome Lake, with an incredible view overlooking the Orford, Glen, Echo, Owl’s Head and Sutton mountains.
  • Val Caudalies and the exceptional panorama the property offers as you take in the adjacent valley, Mount Pinacle and the Green Mountains.
  • The inner courtyard of the Clos Ste-Croix, a true oasis you’ll find right in the centre of the village of Dunham.

 

Stanbridge East

Considered as being among the most beautiful villages of Quebec, Stanbridge East offers a clear change of scenery with its New England inspired architectural heritage.

When you stop for a picnic in the park by the Pike River, just in front of the Missisquoi Museum, established inside an old mill dating back to 1830, you’ll immerse yourself in your surroundings. This olden day ambiance will certainly charm you.

Only a few kilometres further down the road, you can also enjoy your picnic in a natural setting by the Walbridge Barn in the delightful hamlet of Mystic.

 

The Réserve Naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes — The Singer Sector

The Réserve Naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes is without question a true natural jewel of the region. The Réserve is an integral part of the magnificent Appalachian Mountain Range.

With its rich and diversified environment, it offers several trails that lead to the top of Mount Singer (810 metres) where you’ll discover a breathtaking panorama.

The starting point for Mount Singer is situated at the end of Ruiter Brook Road in the Township of Potton. An amazing find for all nature lovers.

 

Douglass Beach

Near the village of Knowlton, Douglass Beach is a must for a family picnic.

The beach offers a safe swimming area, a volleyball court, access to walking trails and a canteen so small and tall can enjoy a delightful day. Many picnic tables have made available. You’ll find a parking area on the site for a daily fee.

 

Discover more great places for a picnic by heading out to the Centre de la nature de Cowansville, the Marché de la station gourmande in Farnham, or simply relax on the beach of Lac-Bromont.

What about you? What’s your favourite place for a picnic in the region?

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Isabelle Bouchard

Femme passionnée, Isabelle carbure aux différents projets et découvertes de toutes sortes. Elle aime créer et aller à la rencontre des gens inspirants aux quatre coins du Québec.

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