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The Best of the Eastern Townships

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The ideal day trip from Montreal for visitors hungry for history, architecture and culinary experiences. A short and scenic drive from Montreal, the Eastern Townships offer rolling green hills, wineries and apple-picking, destination spas, a charming zoo, and quaint English-like villages.
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1332 Chemin Hudon, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0, Canada
There is something fundamentally different in the air of this Eastern Townships winery—something I couldn't quite grasp but that made me want to stay forever. The winery, which specializes in ice wines and ciders, was founded a few years ago by...
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234 Chemin Maple, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0, Canada
The Auberge des Appalaches is a simple inn in the country, but a place where fine French cuisine meets local ingredients, and where rustic meets chic in a highly welcoming atmosphere. Owners Patricia and John run this inn with passion. They wish...
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3809 Rue Principale, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0, Canada
Everything that is sold in this ancient market comes from local and regional small businesses. Legendary maple-syrup pies are so popular that people are willing to drive many kilometers to get their hands on one. And you can find classic chicken...
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895 Chemin des Diligences, Eastman, QC J0E 1P0, Canada
The Spa at Eastman, located in the eastern townships of Quebec, is just a two-hour drive from Burlington, Vermont. It is a beautiful 326-acre destination spa in the heart of the rich green countryside. The spa has 46 very well appointed rooms and...
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33 Rue Principale O, Notre-Dame-des-Bois, QC J0B 2E0, Canada
The Eastern Townships of Quebec are just that: small towns nestled up against the far northeastern United States. In this corner of Canada, everyone's first language is French, and the food is also heavily influenced by the French. The Haut Bois...
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1050 Boulevard David-Bouchard N, Granby, QC J2H 0Y6, Canada
An hour outside Montreal, you can observe winter tigers and baby snow leopards for just a few dollars. And it's an entirely guilt-free experience because it's a green, innovative, respectful zoo. Open year-round, this zoo makes for an excellent...
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330 Rang des Vingt Cinq E, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 4P6, Canada
Visitors coming to Montreal in the fall should expect two things: incredibly colorful foliage and an abundance of apples. Although Montreal is a big city, nature is never far away. Indeed, the Mont Saint-Bruno National Park is just a half-hour...
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3809 Rue Principale, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0, Canada
This brewery, nestled in the heart of Dunham—one of the region's most quaint villages—is the kind of place where people can simply sit back, relax, enjoy their surroundings and, most importantly, drink incredibly good brews. Opened in 2010 by...
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Dunham, QC, Canada
Back in the 18th century, Dunham was the first county to be formed by the loyalists in the Eastern Townships. Don't worry, this isn't a history lesson, but knowing that it was the English who developed the region (as opposed to the French farther...
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Dunham, QC, Canada
Few places so close to Montreal can boast as many hiking options as the Eastern Townships. The numbers really do speak for themselves: Between the 25 summits (that's a euphemism—they're only just over 1,000 meters high), the 4 national parks, and...