WHERE TO GO CAMPING TO UNWIND THIS SUMMER
Your vacation (and mine) is fast approaching. So, by now, you’re looking for a place to go to unwind, escape the city and forgot about the daily grind. Why not do like thousands of Quebecers and immerse yourself in the joys of camping? Head over to one of the fantastic camping spots in the Eastern Townships to leave all your cares and woes behind. You’ll thank me later.
THE TOP OF MONT SUTTON
Need to take in a big breath of fresh air? Go to the top of Mont Sutton, at an 840-metre altitude, for a one-of-a-kind experience!
The platforms and rustic chalets are set at the edge of the woods, at the top of the ski station, providing a spectacular view of the Eastern Townships.
The Alt.840m chalet turns into a dormitory for hikers, and it can accommodate up to 20 people. There’s a kitchen on the premises, enabling you to prepare meals.
You already have reservations somewhere else but you’d like to find a place to take in the gorgeous fall foliage? I’ve got great news for you: these accommodations are available until October 27!
AU DIABLE VERT
Located in Glen Sutton, the Au Diable Vert mountain station has 32 rustic camp sites that will delight everyone from couples to families, like mine, who are looking for a camping area that combines pleasure and tranquility.
There are no cars to disturb this tranquility because the sites are only accessible on foot. Each site has a sand or wood platform, a rock-made fireplace and a picnic table. As an added bonus, this charming site gives you a majestic view overlooking the Missisquoi Valley and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
And during your stay, give the VéloVolant a try. This safe, innovative and ecological activity – the only one of its kind in Canada – allows you to soar through the treetops on a canopy-covered, suspended recumbent bicycle. Or, you can do some kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or river tubing.
If you’re not a camping enthusiast but would like to sleep amid nature, Au Diable Vert also rents out mountain cabins and apartment suites.
HUTTOPIA VILLAGE IN SUTTON
The founders of Huttopia tents have decided – much to my delight – to recently open their very first North American Huttopia Village in Sutton.
The village has facilities to suit every taste and every budget. The fully equipped Le Chalet is a two-storey solid-wood built facility that can accommodate up to six people. La Canadienne, Huttopia’s signature tent, is built of wood (flooring) and canvas and it can accommodate up to five people. It would be my choice for spending a night camping with my family. For couples on a romantic outing, La Bonaventure is a cozy and intimate shelter for two. There are other places, with or without electricity, for camping in the wild. Mattresses, bedding, towels, pillows, duvets, chairs, picnic tables, free access to the showers and washroom facilities are included in most of the accommodation options. Parents can also rent baby equipment on the premises. I love it!
If I were you, I’d hurry and reserve your accommodations as quickly as possible because they are much in demand!