Sutton

The village of Sutton is located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, in a pretty river valley, about 90 minutes south-east of Montreal via Highway 10. Today Sutton is mainly a tourist town. It has a vibrant main street with lots of bistros, sidewalk cafes and specialty shops such as the Galerie Les Imagiers which displays the art of local painters.

The village is small, thus people can walk around, as there is no public transport. However, there is a taxi service, and can inquire about it at the Tourist Office on Main Street for details.

The town is proud of its buildings of the Victorian era. Rue Principal, the main road running through Sutton's center, is lined with shops of all kinds, including clothing stores, art stores, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Maple Street leads to Mont Sutton, a 5 minute drive uphill. Visitors can stop in many wonderful stores, full of cheeses, pates, breads, pastries, cakes and pies. Sutton Heritage & Communications Museum has a wonderful collection related to communications, along with archives containing service manuals and schematic drawings of many artefacts. From the Sutton Mountains guests can admire both the Green Mountains in Vermont and the Missisquoi River Valley.

The Sutton Mountains are ideal for outdoor activities. Hiking and snowshoeing is available on dozens of miles of well maintained trails. My Mountain Resort is Quebec's third largest snow resort. For downhill skiing and snowboarding Mont Sutton, My Mountain Resort offers glade skiing. Cross country ski and snowboard enthusiasts are well catered for at Sutton en Haut located half way between the village and mountain.

D'Arbre En Arbre (From Tree to Tree) Park is a tree top adventure park. Views while driving along the road 139 are spectacular. Sutton is located on the edge of The Wine Route, a signposted route that threads small vineyards together, offering tasting opportunities as well as other seasonal activities including a sculpture garden and picnicking.

Tourists can stay at many B&B or camp at many campgrounds. A few pedestrian trails link with the Eastern Townships Trail and the Long Trail that leads into Vermont. There are many back roads for cyclists and the Green Route, a Quebec-wide cycle route, passes through Sutton.

For a small village like Sutton, the choice of restaurants, bars and foodie outlets is excellent. Food is of a high quality and reasonably priced.

Sutton is located about 90 minutes drive north of Burlington, Vermont via Interstate 89.

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