Map of Eastern Townships (Quebec). Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Eastern Townships with cities and towns

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Map of Eastern Townships (Quebec). Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Eastern Townships with cities and towns

Eastern Townships

One of the most attractive regions of Quebec, the Eastern Townships magically unfolds over 13,100 km2 of rolling farmland, imposing mountains, gently meandering roads, and lush forests. The first people to enjoy the beauty of this area were the Abenaki, who left their mark with unique place names such as Memphremagog, Massawippi, and Coaticook. Many other delightful reminders of the area's rich history-round barns, covered bridges, Victorian mansions, august churches, and general stores with wooden floors-rub shoulders with trendy restaurants and shops, making the Townships a popular day-trip destination and the second home of many Montrealers.

Coaticook [D6] The milk-producing heart of Quebec, Coaticook features many architectural treasures such as the ancient railway station built in the early 1900s. Visit the longest (169 m) suspended bridge in the world at the breathtaking Coaticook Gorge Park.

Lac-Brome (Knowlton) [C1] As you wind your way along serene Lac Brome, you will pass quaint cottages, fishermen on the shores, and in the fall, vibrant color at every turn. Known for its British flavor and unique shops and eateries, Knowlton is the perfect spot to spend a day wandering: past well-preserved Victorian architecture, the old mill waterfall; through antique shops and peaceful Coldbrook Park.

Lennoxville [B6] Home to Bishop's University (est. 1843), Lennoxville is the English-language educational and cultural center of the Eastern Townships. Architecture enthusiasts will discover many a treasure in this town. Gothic-faced St. Mark's Chapel, built in 1855, is now an historical monument, and the neo-Gothic architecture that flourishes on Bishop's campus is reminiscent of Oxford University.

Magog-Orford [B3-4]

A few kilometers from Lake Memphremagog, historical Magog-Orford offers a year-round itinerary of vacation activities. Water sports abound in summer; fall is perfect for hiking or biking in Mont-Orford park, with over 80 km of diversified trails; winter beckons the skiers and skaters. Keep an eye out for Memphre, a legendary lake monster and the subject of local lore since 1798!

North Hatley [B5]

Many of the buildings in this village date back over a century, when the summer inhabitants were aristocrats and heads of industry or large landowners who had fled the American South after the Civil War. Today, North Hatley is widely known for its Saint-Benoit cloister splendid residences and cozy inns.

Saint-Benoit-du-Lac [C3] Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, the Canadian inventor who made possible the first wireless radio transmission of a human voice (1906), was born in this village on the shores of beautiful Lake Memphremagog in 1866. Tour the Abbey at Saint-Benoit, where some of the buildings are the work of internationally celebrated French Benedictine architect Dom Paul Bellot (1876-1944).

Sherbrooke [A5] Theregional capital and hub of activities in the Eastern Townships, Sherbrooke is renowned for its cultural and religious diversity. In July, join characters in period dress on the "Traces et Souvenances" ("Traces and Recollections") bus tour to historical sites— or do it alone on foot with the help of the historical society's audio guide. Don't miss the remarkable architecture of The Old North Ward and Old Sherbrooke. The Tower Museum, located in the central tower of the Seminary of Sherbrooke, has a spectacular view of the entire city-not to be missed.

ATTRACTIONS

COATICOOK

Railway Station Coaticook Gorge Park Sisco Memorial Church Rivier College Summer Theatre

LAC-BROME (KNOWLTON)

Brome Township Historical Museum Coldbrook Park Glen Mountain

LENNOXVILLE

Bishop's University: Centennial Theatre and Bandeen Hall St. Mark's Chapel Uplands Cultural Centre Micro-Brasserie Le Lion d'Or Lennoxville Experimental Farm

Grands Fourches Cycling Trails

MAGOG-ORFORD

Orford Arts Centre

Magog-Orford Recreational Park Old Church Bell Tower (Vieux Clocher de Magog) Montagnarde Cycling Trails Mount-Orford Golf Course Des Pins Street Bonheur du Jour Art Gallery

NORTH HATLEY

Capelton Mines Piggery Theatre Les Randonnees

Horse-drawn Carriage Heritage Tours

Montjoye Ski Centre

SHERBROOKE

Old Sherbrooke Old Church Bell Tower Sherbrooke History Interpretation Centre Sherbrooke Seminary

Museum Sherbrooke Fine Arts Museum Tower Museum

 

Map of Eastern Townships (Quebec). Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Eastern Townships with cities and towns