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Outdoor Activities - Nurtured by nature

The lakes, rivers and forests of the Eastern Townships region beckon to be explored. Engage your senses in every season: the whispers of wind on the face, the botanical scent of wildflowers in bloom; the lapping of water on the lakeshore; and the papery texture of birch bark in the palm. Get outdoors to experience the mysteries and magic of the Appalachian foothills, a collision of rolling landscapes and rugged nature. 

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Downhill Skiing

Ski the townships

From panoramic vistas to powder-filled glades, the Appalachian ski resorts offer terrain variety, consistent snowfall, and plenty of winter adventure for all to enjoy. Inhale crisp mountain air and glide over feather-light snow, with four major ski areas within a short drive of our resort.  

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Cross-Country Skiing

Glide through the glades

More than 1,000 kilometres of groomed and natural cross-country skiing trails snake through the idyllic winter landscapes of the Eastern Townships. Glide over well-maintained tracks fit for beginners and elite athletes alike at nearby locations of 4 Vallons and Canton de Hatley. Journey by ski, under forest canopy and over hillsides, with vistas overlooking frozen lakes, snow-capped peaks and tranquil forests.   

View of a snowy landscape in the Eastern Townships
Snowshoeing

Soft-footed adventure

Strap into snowshoes and hit the forest and lakeside trails around Manoir Hovey to discover the richness of nature and the diversity of wildlife in the area. From the faint sounds of snow falling from evergreen trees to the delicate call of resident birds, winter is a magical and peaceful time to meander through nature.

“As a third-generation hotelier, I enjoy seeing guests make new memories and love hearing their stories.”

Jason Stafford, Manoir Hovey Managing Director
Golf course in the heart of forests and mountains
Golf

Tee time in paradise

With lush countryside and mountainous terrain, Eastern Townships boast the highest concentration of golf courses in Quebec. Hone your skills at the Mont-Orford Golf Club and take in the stunning scenery with every swing on the challenging 18-hole course like Club de Golf Milby or the historic Dufferin Heights Golf Course. As an added benefit to Manoir Hovey guests, our in-house caddie supports with reservations, transportation and equipment. 

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Biking

Pedal the eastern townships

Feel the wind in your hair and a sense of unbridled freedom when you hop on one of our complimentary bikes to explore gentle hills and scenic countrysides. There are several cycling trails near our property, including the breathtaking 19-kilometre Tomifobia Nature Trail, which winds along a river and through the forest. Those looking for more advanced terrain can visit the popular mountain biking trail network of Circuits Frontières.

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Tennis

Lakeside views: love-love

The crystalline waters of Lake Massawippi serve as a pristine backdrop for a tennis game. Perfect your backhand on our meticulously-maintained vintage clay court, which is among one of the oldest in Canada.  

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Horseback Riding

Saddle up in the Appalachians

Trot through the rustic countryside of the Eastern Townships and learn about local history, flora and fauna from experienced guides. There are several equestrian centres, including Écurie Royale, each offering lessons and guided tours, ranging from one hour to a full day. 

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