Eastern Townships

A few kilometers from the Vermont border, this village makes a pleasant stop along the Eastern Townships Route des Vins (Wine Route). A cluster of stone and wood homes straddles the banks of the brook that runs through town, and the surrounding area is filled with apple orchards. Local eateries specialize in smoked fish and maple products; if you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the famous maple tarts at the old general store-cafe in the center of town.

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Nearby Eastern Townships attractions

1. Domaine Pinnacle

3.14 MILES

Award-winning Domaine Pinnacle, the world's largest cidre de glace (ice-cider) producer, sits among century-old orchards just outside of Frelighsburg, 1¼…

2. Vignoble l’Orpailleur

3.91 MILES

One of the province’s oldest and best-known wine producers, l'Orpailleur has a terrific little display on the history of alcohol in Québec, as well as…

3. Musée Historique du Comté de Brome

19.67 MILES

The exhibits at this museum include a recreated general store and courthouse (Sunday only) and, incongruously, a WWI Fokker D-VII plane. An on-site,…

4. Bromont Flea Market

21.35 MILES

More than 1000 vendors set up here, attracting thrifty weekend treasure-hunters from near and far. If anything else, it's a fascinating peek into the…

5. Granby Zoo

25.88 MILES

The town of Granby is known far and wide in Québec as the home of this zoo, with its 1000-plus animals including reptiles, gorillas and elephants. One of…

6. Burton Island State Park

26.19 MILES

Only accessible by ferry, this island state park in the middle of Lake Champlain makes for a supremely relaxing, family-friendly getaway. It offers…

7. St Anne's Shrine

27.21 MILES

Tool around the loop road hugging the coast, stopping at this Catholic shrine on the site of Fort St Anne, Vermont’s oldest settlement. Though it is…

8. Boyden Valley Winery

28.24 MILES

Producing several award-winning varietals – including an exquisite ice wine and the mulled spiced wine affectionately known as Glögg – this winery and…