Haut-Saint-François

Wander the scenic roads and highlands bordering the St. Francis River and enjoy their many exceptional viewpoints. Immerse yourself in the history of our built heritage as you admire our covered bridges, churches, and ancestral homes.

Discover tangible signs of the rich heritage left by the American, British, Scottish, and Irish pioneers who settled in the townships of Bury, Dudswell, Eaton, and Lingwick beginning in 1800. The cohabitation of peoples of various origins has left a legacy of cultural richness with a Scottish cachet in the hearts of the villages along this stretch of the Townships Trail.

Cookshire-Eaton (Eaton Corner)

Cookshire-Eaton (Eaton Corner)

374, route 253, Cookshire-Eaton
J0B 1M0
819 875-5256
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Cookshire-Eaton

Cookshire-Eaton

The Town of Cookshire-Eaton was established following the 2002 merger of the Town of Cookshire with the Municipality of Eaton. Scenic roads cross through its 567 km2 taking travelers through rural communities to discover many interesting sites. Among them is Cookshire, founded by Loyalists, on a route long traveled by the Abenaki who had maintained seasonal camps in the area.

Cookshire was named for Captain John Cook, who, in 1795, was the first settler to acquire land. Today, agriculture and forestry predominate. Several buildings have been designated historic monuments.

85, rue du Parc, Cookshire-Eaton
J0B 1M0
819 560-8585
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Bury

Bury

The Municipality of Bury is home to a number of houses that reflect a former era and another culture, that of the families who immigrated to the Township of Bury in 1836, prior to founding the municipality of the same name in 1855. Of modest means, the ancestors of Bury residents came from the rural regions of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Kent in England. After 1837, a few Gaelic families from the Isle of Lewis and Lochbroom settled in the area. They made their living from farming and forestry, as do their descendants today.

569, rue Main, Bury
J0B 1J0
819 560-8414
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Dudswell (Bishopton)

Dudswell (Bishopton)

Dudswell was founded as a township by John Bishop’s family in about 1865 and established as a municipality in 1895. It encompasses Bishopton (1912) and Marbleton (1895), the latter chosen in 2001 to be part of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec network. Both are nestled in the valley of a vast, mountainous area. The rapid evolution of the limestone industry led to development in the Township of Dudswell, attracting French Canadians.

76, rue Main, Dudswell
J0B 1G0

Dudswell (Marbelton)

Dudswell (Marbelton)

Dudswell was founded as a township by John Bishop’s family in about 1865 and established as a municipality in 1895. It encompasses Bishopton (1912) and Marbleton (1895), the latter chosen in 2001 to be part of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec network. Both are nestled in the valley of a vast, mountainous area. The rapid evolution of the limestone industry led to development in the Township of Dudswell, attracting French Canadians.

900, rue du Lac, Marbelton (Dudswell)
J0B 2L0
819 560-847
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Eaton corner Musuem

Eaton corner Musuem

2020: closed

The museum is located at the heart of one of the oldest villages of the Eastern Townships. The new exhibition “A Tale of the Townships,” and temporary exhibitions make you travel in time by presenting the history and the evolution of the lifestyle in the village, thanks to artefacts selected in our unique collection.

374, route 253, Cookshire-Eaton (Eaton Corner)
J0B 1M0
819 875-5256
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