Come join us in this Quebec Travel Guide as we visit the Eastern Townships to get out in nature to relax and enjoy numerous outdoors activities in and around the town of Sutton. Out trip through the Eastern Townships of Quebec focussed on outdoor adventures such as kayaking, hiking and bicycling through the forest. The following is a list of everything we got up during our time exploring one of our favourite provinces in Canada:
1) La Rumeur Affamée in Sutto for cheese samples and to grab our picnic luinch
2) Driving to Au Diable Vert to enjoy outdoor activities
3) Vélo Volant – bicycling through the forest high up in the air
4) Meeting Hairy Coos (Highland Cows) and viewing mountains
5) Hiking and Kayaking in the afternoon
6) Eastern Townships Cabin Tour at Huttopia
7) Exploring Sutton on foot
8) Dinner at A L’Ábordage for beers, poutine and burgers
Our video was in partnership with Tourisme Quebec and Merrell Canada.
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Quebec Travel Guide | Visiting The Eastern Townships Video Transcript:
In today’s video we’re taking you to Quebec’s Eastern Townships, specifically Sutton!
Neither Sam nor I had been here before, but this destination proved to have it all, from unique accommodations and adventure activities to beautiful hiking trails and an emerging foodie scene.
We spent 2 days exploring the area in partnership with Tourisme Quebec and Merrell Canada, and here’s a look at what we got up to!
Our first stop was La Rumeur Affamée, which is a gourmet food shop right in the heart of Sutton specializing in local products. We dropped by to pick up a few items for a picnic since we had an action-packed day ahead of us. And being the foodies that we are, we couldn’t resist sampling a few cheese and caramel spreads while we were in there!
With our picnic lunch sorted, we got in the car and drove out to Au Diable Vert.
This place started out as a mountain lodge, but it’s grown to become an outdoor playground with lots of activities on offer.
After watching a quick instruction video, it was time to hop on this zipline bicycle Vélo Volant!
The circuit ran through the forest, over ponds, along ravines, and we also got glimpses of the Green Mountains of Vermont off in the distance.
The nice thing about this activity is that we could only go as fast as we pedalled, and we were encouraged to take it slow and stop to enjoy nature and our surroundings.
Once we reached the rooster, we chose one of the many trails on the property.
Later on in the afternoon, we went kayaking in the river, where the staff’s only warning was, “Don’t paddle more than 5 kilometres south or you’ll end up in Vermont!”
The waters here were dark but very shallow and calm with hardly a current, so if you’ve been wanting to try kayaking, this is a great place to do so for the first time.
I also noticed that they had Stand Up Paddleboarding, but it was early autumn, and we weren’t sure we wanted to go for a swim if we lost our balance!
We did a daytime unguided kayaking tour, but they also offer guided moonlight tours if that’s more your thing.
From there, we drove back to our chalet at Huttopia, which was our home away from home.
That afternoon we drove into Sutton. This is a charming little town in the Eastern Townships and it’s very walkable, so we parked that car and ventured out on foot.
The main street here is lined with cafes, boutiques, art galleries and historic buildings, so we enjoyed a leisurely stroll before making our way to a microbrewery for dinner at A L’Ábordage.
And that’s a wrap for our adventures in and around Sutton. We hope you guys enjoyed this video, and we’ll see you in the next one where we continue our trip through Quebec’s Eastern Townships!
This is part of our Travel in Canada video series showcasing Canadian food, Canadian culture and Canadian cuisine.
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