Eastern Townships recommendations
July 8, 2012 1:17 PM   Subscribe

a vegetarian and a pescetarian looking for recommendations on how best to entertain, lodge, and feed ourselves for 24 hours in Quebec's Eastern Townships! We'll be there towards the end of July.
posted by fingers_of_fire to Travel & Transportation around Sherbrooke, QC (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can't help you for food or lodgings since when I lived in the Eastern Townships I lived in a university dorm, but one of the best things you can do while you're there is climb Mount Orford. It's a great day and an amazing view at the top.
posted by GilvearSt at 2:35 PM on July 8, 2012

I'd try asking your question on the chowhound Quebec board for restaurant suggestions. I know that Owl's Bread in Magog and Mansonville is very popular. I don't think you'll have a hard time finding great vegetarian food. There are a lot of local farms nearby and therefore restaurants that specialize in seasonal and local produce. Ayer's Cliff is a nice town and Lac Brome is beautiful.

As far as lodging goes, there are a number of spas in the area that also have lodging. One of the most popular (and expensive) is Spa Eastman. I have also heard great things about Spa Ofuro. If you sign up for some of the daily deal websites in Quebec (ilovemtl.ca, groupon.ca, etc.) they often have hotel/spa deals for the Eastern Townships.
posted by picklebird at 5:35 PM on July 8, 2012

oh yeah. go to Jardins Sauvages, a restaurant based on wildcrafting and gardening. apparently the cook does insanely delicious things with vegetables.
posted by andreapandrea at 6:54 PM on July 8, 2012

oh, i should have included an example of their vegetarian menu in english (sorry). i think they need 24 hours notice for this one.
posted by andreapandrea at 6:58 PM on July 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

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