The Eastern Townships among the 52 places to visit in 2023 according to the “New York Times”

The Eastern Townships among the 52 places to visit in 2023 according to the “New York Times”

The Eastern Townships are a huge playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

The renowned New York Times has just revealed its 52 places to visit in 2023 and, among all the suggested destinations, only one is Canadian… Montreal, Quebec, Whistler, Banff? No, the Eastern Townships are in the spotlight!

The famous American media was indeed charmed by the peaceful and bucolic Quebec countryside since the region located in eastern Quebec was placed in 49th position on its list. According to journalist AnneLise Sorensen, the region is ideal for tasting local wines and cheeses or for enjoying our famous world-famous dish: poutine.

She seems to have been particularly seduced by the Véloroute gourmande which runs through the region and allows you to admire the landscapes, discover charming villages and feast on numerous epicurean stops, “from the farmers' markets to the maple groves, passing through the cheese factories and the vineyards”.

Among its favorites, the New York Times journalistparticularly remembers the ice wine “made from ripe grapes that have frozen naturally on the vine” from the Cep d’Argent in Magog and the Brise des vignerons cheese from the Fromagerie des Cantons in Farnham for its rich and buttery taste.

Our suggestions

In addition to the recommendations of New York Times, Subwayadds a few suggestions for gourmet stops to the list. For good micro beers, we therefore advise you to take a trip to the Dunham Brewery or the Knowlton Co. If you are looking for a tasty country table, go to the Parcelles restaurant in Austin and, finally, if you want spend the evening in a warm and electric atmosphere, it’s at Beat & Beetroot in Frelighsburg let it happen.

Obviously, the Eastern Townships is also a huge playground for outdoor enthusiasts. There are plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking trails and a very popular quartet of ski mountains made up of Mounts Sutton, Bromont, Orford and Owl's Head.

The region also offers several relaxation destinations with its range of spas, including the Balnea in Bromont, the Spa Nordic Station in Magog or the spas in Eastman and Bolton, to name but a few.

“Why do we travel? For food, culture, adventure, natural beauty,” says the New York Times. We couldn’t agree more.

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