Fall colour Route
Discover the best place to see the Fall in the Eastern Townships, along the Townships Trail.
Located at the outlet of Lake Massawippi, “lake of deep waters,” North Hatley was originally called the Outlet. It was first populated by the Abenakis, who hunted, fished, and held their ceremonies along the St. Francis River. In 1792, Ebenezer Hovey, captain of the militia in Connecticut, and Henry Cull submitted their request to the British Crown to obtain a concession of lands, which they received on March 25, 1803.
North Hatley was founded in 1897 at the northern tip of Lake Massawippi. Like its neighbouring village of Hatley, North Hatley grew thanks to the effort of immigrants gathered under the Company of Associates, whose goal was to obtain concessions in Lower Canada. In 1880, the construction of a rail line consolidated the village reputation as a resort, to the point that between 1902 and 1909, it reached a peak in numbers of tourists.
300, rue Mill, North Hatley North Hatley
Canton de Shefford
Founded in 1792 by Loyalists who fled the United States, Shefford Township has a rich history of pioneer and rural life. At the eastern limit of the Haute-Yamaska region, the old hamlet of Frost Village, named after the Frost brothers who founded it, features several beautiful specimens of local heritage. They are the last vestiges of a community that for a brief time rivaled Waterloo in size.
Today, Shefford is a semi-rural municipality. The landscape is dominated by Shefford Mountain, which offers several beautiful perspectives on the region. Part of the bike trail Estriade is also located here, to the south of the Mountain, as well as Parc écologique Jean-Paul Forand and its walking trails. The region’s 200 km of small secondary roads are great for cycling expeditions.
245, chemin Picard Shefford
One of the world largest open-pit mining site is located in Val-des-Sources. Dug by more than 120 years of mining, Its 2-kilometer-diameter pit can be seen from an observatory overlooking the mine. Free access. A unique view!
Boulevard St-Luc, face à la rue Panneton Val-des-Sources
Chemin Compton, Bromont
Chemin Gaspé, Bromont
Chemin Huntington, Bromont
Marmites aux Sorcières, Sutton
Great hiking spot, access through the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton and the Village-Montagne Trail
Chemin Georgeville, Georgeville
Chemin des Pères, Magog
Haut de la côte de Saint-Catherine-de-Hatley
Chemin Morgan, Coaticook
Chemin Hyatt's Mills, Compton
Chemin Macdonald, Canton de Hatley
Canton de Hatley
Sanctuaire du Sacré-Coeur de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke
Chemin Victoria, Bury
Route 255, Dudswell
Chemin Gosford, Dudswell
Chemin Rodrigue, Dudswell
Rue des Érables, Dudswell
Belvédère en forme de vache, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor
Chemin Bogie, Ulverton
View of the crossing of the Saint-François river and the Ulverton river.
(picture by Rick May Scott)
Chemin Mooney, Ulverton
Chemin Mitchell, Cookshire-Eaton
Chemin de North Hatley, Sherbrooke
Fall Festival at Mont Sutton - Sept. 17th to Oct. 16th
Outdoor activities and colours
From September 17 2022 to October 16 2022
Flambée des couleurs Magog-Orford - Sept. 16th to Oct. 16th
From September 16 to October 16, 2022, enjoy the autumn colours at the Flambée des couleurs Magog-Orford! Come explore the jewels of the region and enjoy a variety of activities that combine culture and seasonal pleasures.
Magog et Orford
Owl’s Head in colour - Sept. 24th to Oct. 10th
September 24-25, October 1-2 and 8-9-10, 2022
For three weekends, hiking is at its best at Owl's Head! Come and admire one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Eastern Townships! Incredible view of Lake Memphremagog and the surrounding mountains.
Bellevue en couleurs - October 1 to 9th
October 1-2 and 8-9, 2022
Many activities for all the family. Movies (in French), shows, sports, colors and more.
Chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke
Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin, Granby
Observation tours and walking trails with splendid views of Boivin Lake and the surrounding mountains.
(picture by Clement Feuz)
700, rue Drummond, Granby
Panoramas of forests and mountains along Fitch Bay. Take the opportunity to see the Narrows Covered Bridge, located nearby.
Fitch Bay (Canton de Stanstead)
Rue Main (Route 141), Ayer's Cliff
View on Massawippi Lake
Chemin de Way's Mills, Way's Mills (Barnston-Ouest)
A heritage path between fields and forests.
Way's Mills (Barnston-Ouest)
Chemin de Saint-Armand, Frelighsburg
One of the most beautiful villages in Quebec.
Stone Circle, Stanstead
Made of local granite, the Stanstead Stone Circle is a perfect place to enjoy nature and rejuvenate.