5 MUST-DO HIKES EASTERN-TOWNSHIPS

Are you currently looking for where to go hiking next? Look no further! Here are 5 must-do hikes in the Eastern Townships that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

For all additional information including opening hours, trail maps, directions, costs, rules as well as regulations please visit the park’s websites that I’ve included below.

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5 MUST-DO HIKES IN THE

THE EASTERN-TOWNSHIPS


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5. MONT BROME

Montagne Bromont (550m) offers 7 easy and intermediate hiking trails that lead to the summit making this mountain perfect for beginners. Furthermore, some of these trails are also accessible by bike.

When reaching the summit you’ll find a beautiful chalet with restrooms as well as a restaurant where you can stop to grab a bite to eat.

Upon arrival, the parking will be located at the Montagne Bromont village where all of the hiking trails begin.

Photo Montagne Bromont: @claudia_coulombe

  • Level of difficulty: easy and intermediate.
  • Dogs permitted: yes, but must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Address: 150, rue Champlain, Bromont (Québec) J2L 1A2, Canada
  • Website: www.bromontmontagne.com

4. MONT PINACLE

Located in the Parc Harold F. Baldwin in Coaticook, Mont Pinacle (675m) is a beautiful mountain that overlooks Lac Lyster and Petit Lac Baldwin.

Upon arrival, you must departure from the parking lot located at the Parc Harold F. Baldwin. The trailhead will be located up the street where you’ll notice a sign that indicates, “Mont Pinacle”.

5 MUST-DO HIKES Mont Pinacle Eastern-Townships

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  • Level of difficulty: easy and beginner friendly.
  • Dogs permitted: yes, but must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Address: 1891, chemin May Baldwin Hills, Coaticook (Québec) J1A 2S4, Canada
  • Facebook Page: Parc Harold F. Baldwin

*Please note that this park is closed from November to May.*


3. PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-MÉGANTIC

Operated by Sépaq, the Mont-Mégantic National Park is located in Notre-Dame-des-Bois. This park is divided into two sectors: the Franceville sector and the Observatoire sector.

You can find the map of their 15 hiking trails on the Sépaq website that indicates all of the beautiful trails in both sectors.

Additionally, this park also offers a range of accommodations if you’d like to stay the night!

5 MUST-DO HIKES Parc National Mont-Mégantic Eastern-Townships

Photo Pic des Crépuscules (1060m) in the Observatoire Sector: @claudia_coulombe

  • Level of difficulty: easy, intermediate and difficult.
  • Dogs permitted: dogs are not permitted on the majority of the trails. Please visit the Sépaq website for additional information if you’re planning on bringing your dog to this park.
  • Address: 189 Route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois, (Québec) J0B 2E0, Canada
  • Website: www.sepaq.com

2. PARC RÉGIONAL DU MONT-HAM

Mont-Ham (713m) is a regional park located in Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud. This mountain offers stunning 360-degree views and is open year-round.

In addition, they also offer camping on the mountain where you can admire a spectacular sunrise.

Parc Regional du Mont-Ham Eastern-Townships

Photo Mont Ham: @claudia_coulombe

  • Level of difficulty: easy, intermediate and difficult.
  • Dogs permitted: no.
  • Address: 103, Route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud (Québec) J0B 3J0, Canada
  • Website: www.montham.ca

1. PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-ORFORD

Last but not least, the Parc National of Mont-Orford is a National Park that’s also operated by Sépaq and is located in Orford.

Similarly to Mont-Mégantic, the Parc National of Mont-Orford also offers a range of accommodations such as camping and cabins.

You can find the map of their 8 beautiful hiking trails on the Sépaq website.

5 must-do hikes Eastern-Townships

Photo Pic De La Roche Fendue: @claudia_coulombe

  • Level of difficulty: easy, intermediate and difficult.
  • Dogs permitted: Dogs are permitted on 5 out of 8 trails. Please visit the Sépaq website for additional information if you’re planning on bringing your dog with you to this park.
  • Address: 3321 Chemin du Parc, Orford, (Québec) J1X 7A2, Canada
  • Website: www.sepaq.com

5 MUST-DO HIKES IN THE EASTERN-TOWNSHIPS


I hope this helped you plan your next hiking adventure! Don’t forget to bring with you the 10 essentials for hiking that you can find here. Happy hiking!


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