The Cœur villageois de Lac-Brome is situated in the historic, picturesque village of Knowlton, a must-see stop along the Townships Trail and the Wine Route. Chosen a number of times as one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec, this corner of the country, with its unique, welcoming personality, evokes a touch of New England but where people speak French!
At the centre of this Cœur villageois is the Mill Pond, which drains into the Coldbrook River and in turn flows into Brome Lake. Enjoy some special moments as you wander the trails leading to Douglass Beach, ideally during that magical hour when the sun starts to set, painting the sky in heavenly colours.
This Cœur villageois is the perfect backdrop for the old houses and historic buildings influenced by the Loyalist and Victorian architectural styles, that are so typical of the Eastern Townships.
A treasure trove to discover
Follow the antiques circuit where you may well discover a treasure… or two! Stop at the Brome County Museum where you’ll learn (among other things) about the First World War. Part of the Museum’s collection is a Fokker DVII fighter aircraft from that era – one of the few still in existence.
Another suggestion. A walking tour of Knowlton with a knowledgeable guide who explains the rich heritage of Knowlton dating back to the time of the Loyalist, French and British settlers.
Savour the flavours….
You can’t visit Lac-Brome without sampling the famous ducks of the same name! Stop by this renowned company which was founded in 1912 and buy some of its products at the on-site boutique. Another gourmet stopover is the Star Café, just beside the river. The Relais restaurant draws foodies from around the region… and beyond!