1, 2 or 3 days — it’s up to you! : 222 km

A Culture and Nature Adventure!

Follow the route and discover various cultural attractions in the region. From the gold mine to the rest stops and the Circuit des sheds panoramiques, from the village history of Piopolis to the Maison du Granit, you’ll learn about what shaped the history of the region. Learn more about the Abenaki people through your adventure on Mont-Ham. Take a few breaks on the trails and get your fill of nature. In the evening, go to a show and fill your ears with music … a culture and nature adventure awaits!

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Halte Éva-Senécal – La Patrie

Destination 1 / 23 : This rest stop, a gateway to Summit Drive, is guaranteed to impress! First, check out its shed dedicated to poet and novelist Éva Senécal, and then admire the landscape, with mountains left and right!

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5.3 km

Jour 1 : 5.3 km / 4 mins

Centre d’interprétation de la mine d'or

Destination 2 / 23 : In Chartierville, lots of activities await you at the Centre d’interprétation at the former gold mine on Ruisseau Mining.

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Jour 1 : 42.8 km / 35 mins

Cœur villageois de Piopolis

Destination 3 / 23 : Take the time … to take your time! Visit Piopolis, its marina, its trails and its rest stop, which will tell you the story of how the village was founded by the Papal Zouaves.

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0.5 km

Jour 1 : 0.5 km / 1 min

Clocher Trails

Destination 4 / 23 : Also in Piopolis, a network of five beautiful forest and river trails invites you on a 3 km walk. You can access the shores of Lac Mégantic at the Des Zouaves Stop.

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Jour 1 : 0.2 km / 1 min

Magasin Général de Piopolis

Destination 5 / 23 : Like all good general stores, you’ll find everything under one roof!

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20.3 km

Jour 1 : 20.3 km / 18 mins

Église Ste-Agnès

Destination 6 / 23 : Head to Lac-Mégantic! The neo-Gothic Ste-Agnès Church was completed in 1913. Dominating the downtown, it acts as a beacon in the city.

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Jour 1 : 0.6 km / 1 min

Walking Tours: Le Marcheur d’étoiles & La Marche du Vent

Destination 7 / 23 : Right across from Église Ste-Agnès, there are two tourist routes you can take to discover the town on foot. Take a break before continuing your adventure on Summit Drive!

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2.7 km

Jour 1 : 2.7 km / 5 mins

Le Renato

Destination 8 / 23 : Are you famished after your walk? At Le Renato, there are two atmospheres under one roof! On one side, there’s the bistro, with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and family cooking. Or take the opportunity to discover other restaurants in Lac-Mégantic, including Kaline Resto Pub, La Gare’nison or Le Capitaine Provost.

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Jour 1 : 3.3 km / 5 mins

La Chapelle du rang 1

Destination 9 / 23 : Make way for the show! Spend a fantastic evening in Lac-Mégantic in the unique former Anglican chapel of St. Barnabas. Discover artists from all over. The chapel is an intimate setting with only 60 seats, where there’s magic between the artists and the audience.

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1.3 km

Jour 1 : 1.3 km / 2 mins

Auberge et Chalets sur le Lac & Capitaine Provost

Destination 10 / 23 : After all these activities, are you ready for a good night’s sleep? In Frontenac, Auberge et Chalets sur le Lac invites you to rest in an idyllic setting, with your feet in the water and head in the stars!

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Jour 2 : 18.1 km / 15 mins

« Les mots d'enfants » path

Destination 11 / 23 : Ready for a new day of discoveries? Start off on the right foot on the “Les mots d’enfants” trail in Audet. This one-of-a-kind trail winds through private lands that are often landscaped, allowing walkers to see different types of landscaping that highlight the natural beauty of the region.

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18.3 km

Jour 2 : 18.3 km / 17 mins

La Maison du Granit

Destination 12 / 23 : Next, head towards Lac-Drolet and visit the Maison du Granit, which boasts an exceptional lookout where you can see mountains, lakes, wind turbines and villages. After checking out the exhibit there, why not venture up to the peak of Morne? The panorama will leave you speechless!

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Sentiers du Morne

Destination 13 / 23 : Les Sentiers du Morne offers three routes, all leading to the summit (824 m), where a panoramic view awaits you at the top of the observation tower.

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17.5 km

Jour 2 : 17.5 km / 16 mins

Pizzeria Casa-Deli

Destination 14 / 23 : It’s lunchtime! Head to Lambton to treat yourself at Pizzeria Casa-Deli. For the past 20 years, this small country restaurant located at the border between Estrie and Beauce has been the pride of local residents. Try it, you’ll love it!

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Jour 2 : 1.2 km / 2 mins

Heritage and Historical Route – Galerie d’art du presbytère de Lambton

Destination 15 / 23 : In the afternoon, visit the Coeur Villageois of Lambton and get your fill of fresh air and beauty! Start in front of Église St-Vital and follow the Lambton walking trails. Why not finish your route by visiting the Galerie d’art du Presbytère? You’ll be impressed!

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35.9 km

Jour 2 : 35.9 km / 30 mins

Parc du Lac Aylmer and Marais Maskinongé

Destination 16 / 23 : It’s time to hit the road towards Stratford! Parc du Lac Aylmer and Marais Maskinongé offer you a superb beach for hanging out and an opportunity to explore the marsh by kayak. Why not?

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Jour 2 : 7.3 km / 6 mins

Du Barrage stop – Weedon

Destination 17 / 23 : Set off again, this time towards Weedon! Much more than a simple rest stop, this spot offers a picnic area and the Weedon Shed, all in a breathtaking landscape.

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0.3 km

Jour 2 : 0.3 km / 1 min

Fromagerie P’tit Plaisir

Destination 18 / 23 : Right across from the Du Barrage Stop, you’ll find Fromagerie P’tit Plaisir. Taste the difference of their cheeses. But that’s not all: there’s also butter, ice cream and gelato to discover!

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Jour 2 : 8.7 km / 8 mins

Restaurant Da Rita

Destination 19 / 23 : Also in Weedon, treat yourself at this little gem of a restaurant! Their fine Italian cuisine is what dreams are made of! Rita and her family passionately prepare unforgettable appetizers and main courses. Bring your own wine.

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6.5 km

Jour 2 : 6.5 km / 5 mins

Camping Beau-Soleil

Destination 20 / 23 : How about a night of camping? Head to Camping Beau-Soleil!

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Jour 3 : 23.7 km / 24 mins

Parc régional du Mont-Ham

Destination 21 / 23 : The last day of your itinerary leads you to Ham-Sud. Discover the Abenaki people at Parc régional du Mont-Ham! Make the most of this stop to learn more about this people’s connection with the area and their history that shaped the region. Explore Mont-Ham and admire the panorama from its peak!

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5.5 km

Jour 3 : 5.5 km / 6 mins

Auberge La Mara

Destination 22 / 23 : Also in Ham-Sud, a stop at Auberge La Mara is a must. It’s a delight for your eyes and taste buds! This inn offers not only accommodation, but also a restaurant with creative menus made up of products from neighbouring farms, all nestled in enchanting scenery. You’ll love it, guaranteed!

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Jour 3 : 14.0 km / 15 mins

La Meunerie

Destination 23 / 23 : Your last evening will be a musical one at La Meunerie in St-Adrien, the next village over! A charming place, La Meunerie is an auditorium, bar, restaurant and inn all in one! You’ll be delighted by its intimate atmosphere and fantastic lineup.

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Halte Éva-Senécal – La Patrie

Porte d’entrée de la Route des Sommets, cette halte vous en mettra plein la vue! D’abord avec sa shed dédiée à la poétesse et romancière Éva Senécal, puis avec le paysage composé de montagnes tous azimuts!

Centre d’interprétation de la mine d'or

Lots of activities await you at the Centre d’interprétation at the former gold mine on Ruisseau Mining. A marked trail (3.5 km, or 7 km round trip) and a suspended footbridge will take you to the abandoned gold mine.

Cœur villageois de Piopolis

“Here, we make the good times last…” This is the promise of the Cœurs Villageois!

Clocher Trails

A network of five beautiful forest and river trails invites you on a 3 km walk. You can access the lakefront at the Des Zouaves Stop.

Magasin Général de Piopolis

Like the good general store it is, you’ll find everything under one roof!

Église Ste-Agnès

The neo-Gothic Ste-Agnès Church was completed in 1913. Dominating the downtown, it acts as a beacon in the city.

Walking Tours: Le Marcheur d’étoiles & La Marche du Vent

Deux circuits touristiques pour vous faire découvrir la ville à pied. Une pause avant de reprendre votre aventure sur la Route des Sommets!

Le Renato

At Le Renato, there are two atmospheres under the same roof! On one side, there’s the bistro, with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and family cooking.

La Chapelle du rang 1

Dans le cadre tout à fait unique de l’ancienne chapelle anglicane de St. Barnabas, découvrez des artistes de tous horizons. La chapelle, c’est un cadre intime, comptant seulement 60 places, où la magie opère entre les artistes et le public.

Auberge et Chalets sur le Lac & Capitaine Provost

Feet in the water, head in the stars! This vacation spot is ideal for family holidays.

« Les mots d'enfants » path

This one-of-a-kind trail winds through private lands that are often landscaped, allowing walkers see different types of landscaping that highlight the natural beauty of the region.

La Maison du Granit

Located in the heart of an abandoned granite quarry at 680 m high, Maison du Granit provides an exceptional view where mountains, lakes, wind turbines and villages share the stage. It’s a meeting with the history of our region along Summit Drive.

Sentiers du Morne

Les Sentiers du Morne offrent trois parcours menant tous au sommet (820 m) où une vue panoramique vous attend du haut de la tour d’observation.

Pizzeria Casa-Deli

Depuis 20 ans, ce petit restaurant de campagne situé aux limites de l’Estrie et de la Beauce fait la fierté des gens du coin. L'essayer, c'est l'adopter!

Heritage and Historical Route – Galerie d’art du presbytère de Lambton

Heighten your experience in Lambton by exploring a historical and heritage route set up in the Cœur Villageois. This trail will help you discover some important events in the municipality’s history.

Parc du Lac Aylmer and Marais Maskinongé

Whether you want to lounge on the beach or explore the marsh by kayak, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

Du Barrage stop – Weedon

Relax on the round bench and discover the historical and comedic side of Weedon. Be sure to add this stop to your adventure on Summit Drive!

Fromagerie P’tit Plaisir

Directement de la terre à votre table! Goûtez la différence des fromages de la Fromagerie P'tit Plaisir. Attention, il y a aussi le beurre, la crème glacée et les gelato à découvrir!

Restaurant Da Rita

This rustic Italian fine dining restaurant offers a five-course table d’hôte, a warm atmosphere, affordable pricing and a feast for all your senses.

Camping Beau-Soleil

Camping Beau-Soleil is located near Summit Drive. It’s an enchanting site for a successful country vacation, whether you’re in a tent, trailer or cabin.

Parc régional du Mont-Ham

Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted by the 18 km of walking trails, forest accommodation (shelters, prospector tents and rustic camping), the breathtaking 360-degree view on the mountaintop and the rich history of the Abenaki people.

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