AUTUMN ROAD TRIP
The Best Spots
Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart
The Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Beauvoir is a place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Sacred Heart. It offers a panoramic view of the city of Sherbrooke and the surrounding countryside in full fall splendor.
Mont Bellevue Park
The Parc du Mont-Bellevue, located in the heart of Sherbrooke, is home to remarkable biodiversity. Summer and winter, it appeals to outdoor enthusiasts. But it’s during the fall that it shows off it best colours.
Top of the la Montagnaise Tower
The La Montagnaise tower has been part of the St-Malo landscape since 1995. Built at an altitude of 585 metres, the observation tower looks out over one of the highest villages in Quebec. Breathtaking in September and October!
Merry House in Magog
Merry House is dedicated to citizen remembrance, telling the story of Magog and its region, from the first indigenous peoples traversing the area to the present day, including the American settlers. This bucolic site shows off amazing fall colours in September and October.
La Route Verte in Magog
For 25 years, the Route verte has offered cyclists the experience of discovering, at their own pace, regions throughout Quebec. This vast cycling route allows you to discover magnificent places, including the beautiful fall colours of the Mont-Orford National Park.
5 minutes from downtown Sherbrooke, this marsh allows you to discover its fauna and flora thanks to its many facilities. Its observation towers and stilt trails will allow you to explore its secret fall beauty.
Cochrane Pioneer in Compton
It is a circuit of pioneers who have marked the history of the region, an original and unique tourist attraction! A realization of the Table de concertation culturelle de la MRC de Coaticook (TCCC). Take in the spectacular fall colours as you drive from one stop to another.
Summit of Mount Hereford
Along the trails of Mount Hereford, hikers discover streams, the Donat falls, unique panoramas and the omnipresent scent of balsam fir trees. You can also watch its winged fauna as Mount Hereford is a recognized ornithological site. Its rugged terrain is spectacular in the fall.
With family or friends, experience colorful natural fireworks during La Flambée des couleurs. Reach the summit by hiking or gondola, and enjoy five lookouts, the altitude circuit and a host of activities in a breathtaking setting. Fall colour views extend towards Montreal, Vermont and New Hampshire, the St.-Lawrence Valley and towards Mont Megantic.
Magog River Gorge Walk
Located in downtown Sherbrooke, this promenade has walkways overlooking the dams and trails that enhance the natural qualities of this space. Observation viewpoints allow you to admire an exceptional panorama decorated with the typical reds and oranges of fall in the Townships.
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook
Designated "tourist wonder of the Eastern Townships", the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook offers a total of 19 km of marked trails in three different sectors with amazing fall colours. The most popular remains the Gorge Trail, which includes crossing the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America.
Summit of Mount Pinnacle
Mont Pinacle is located a few kilometers from the Baldwin Parc de la découverte. A 3 km hike leads to the top of the mountain which rises to 675 m (2,215 ft) above sea level, offering hikers spectacular views and amazing leaf peeping opportunities.
Cherry River Marsh
Located in the heart of the Eastern Townships, the marsh can be discovered just a few steps from downtown Magog. Over an area of 1.5 km², woodlands, marshes, swamps and peat bogs embrace and generate an impressive biodiversity. And you’ll be amazed at the changes the flora goes through during the fall.