Places in Eastern Townships
Sutton is a little Loyalist town with a pretty main street where you can shop to your heart's content or let your hair down during après-ski partying in the many bars. Sutton is surrounded by the Sutton Mountains, a string of velvety, round hills whose highest peak (Sommet Rond) rises to 968m.
Lac Brome (Knowlton)
Lac Brome is the name of seven amalgamated towns orbiting the eponymous lake, with Knowlton on the southern shore being the largest and most attractive. Although there is evidence of early habitation by Abenaki peoples, the area was first formally settled by Loyalists in 1802 and the town still retains an upmarket British flair and numerous 19th-century buildings.
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