The sun hits the tip of our nose and invites us to go outside. It’s true the warmth has been slow in coming. But a late season doesn’t mean a lazy one! Should we swap hats and mittens for sunglasses and take off for a hike? A multitude of choices is available to you for discovering the region’s natural beauty. Here are three tempting outings to take alone, with your partner, or as a family.
With your coffee in hand, a walking tour of the picturesque village of North Hatley will reveal the region’s Loyalist history. Part of the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec (Quebec’s association of the most beautiful towns), North Hatley is at the northern tip of Lake Massawippi. It was one of the first resort destinations in Quebec. The beauty of the surroundings largely explains its popularity.
Bliss in the marsh
If you hear the call of nature, go to the Magog trails of the Marais de la Rivière-Aux-Cerises. Six kilometres of walkways and trails will guide you through the bog, woods, and swamps. The biodiversity is impressive. You will discover hundreds of mammals, amphibians, and birds that will sing for you.
As of the month of May, visual artists will meet you at the Parc des Braves for an outdoor exhibition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. A pleasant way to visit main street and downtown Magog, heightened by a touch of whimsy.