Magog, Eastern Townships Fall Cycling

Magog, Eastern Townships Fall Cycling

 

These days folks like to get out of town to ogle the bright scarlet, ginger and golden.

Leaves, that is. Foliage splendour. Fall fantasia. Autumnal opulence.
 
One of the routes chosen by Montreal folks is to the Eastern Townships a couple of hours away. The traditional method of land grants to the original English settlers assigned the area its name and it stuck. It has been a “get out of town ‘go to’ for centuries”. Magog, Sherbrooke, Granby, Cowansville are a few of the larger settlements.
You can cruise between the St Lawrence lowlands and the Appalachian Mountains by car but why not seek out two-wheeled locomotion for a more intimate visitation. Most important, for those reluctant about the pedal power experience, the Eastern Townships are flat. Except for a few humps like Mount Orford and Mount Sutton, one might believe that the earth is flat after a leisurely cruise through deciduous laced pathways dressed in a kaleidoscope of fall colours. Aside from non-stop visual eye candy, you get the bonus of fresh air exercise, a similar kind candy for your body. Now, that is a double whammy anyone can benefit from! When your visual extravaganza is over try motoring back to the big city along Route 112, the slower pace and continuous fall colorama will be a place you return to well into the fall season.

If you are looking for a place to stay there is a wide variety of accommodation in the area. May I suggest Au Coq du Bonheur http://www.bbcanada.com/10889.html for a central “walk to restaurants” kind of place. Save room for the four course breakfast though.

For more on cycling and autumn in the Quebec area see:

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/cycling-montreal-maze/

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/land-canadian-shield-fall/

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mont-tremblant-turns-fall-colour/

 

Quebec fall bicycling
Quebec Fall Cycling Landscape ©heather simonds

 

Quebec fall bicycling
Eastern Townships Fall Landscape ©heather simonds

 

Quebec fall bicycling
Eastern Townships Fall Landscape ©heather simonds

 

 

Quebec fall bicycling canoeing
Quebec Fall Canoeing Landscape ©heather simonds

 

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