The town of Brome Lake is full of agri-food and cultural gems, not to mention its spectacular landscapes, which are a delight for cyclists and road trip enthusiasts. Although we fall in love with this region every season, here are my favourite things not to be missed during summer.
For History Lovers
Housed in several heritage buildings, the Brome County Historical Society Museum (BCCS) traces the history of the region’s inhabitants since its foundation in the 19th century. As a mother, I love the Children’s Museum, which is an ideal place for young and old to experience and discover the daily life of the Brome County community in the 19th century. On the program: meal preparation, management of the vegetable garden, learning the loom and visit of the general store.
For Culture Lovers
There are cinemas in Quebec that are really worth a visit and we are fortunate to have one at home. With its intimate auditorium (161 seats), Théâtre Lac-Brome encourages proximity with the artist and his work, whether you are interested in classical, electronic music, theatre or comedy shows.
For Swimming and Picnic Lovers
Located on Brome Lake, Douglass Beach offers you a safe swim, a picnic area with a view of the water, a beach volleyball court and hiking trails. I also like to take advantage of the small boat landing without a motor to go for a walk with my paddleboard (SUP). The perfect place for families or for those who really need a dose of vitamin D after the hard winter!
For an Experience Full of Flavours
Many producers and traders have the ability to make the bellies of tourists and residents rumble. This is the case with Brome Lake Ducks, which, since 1912, has excelled in raising Pekin ducks. Vitalité Sureau proclaims loud and clear its love for the flowers and elderberries. Domenica Grocery Shop specializes in the sale of products imported from Italy as well as homemade dishes. And the Panissimo Bakery offers a wide selection of breads made from natural and organic ingredients. Enjoy your meal!
Thirsty for wine discoveries? Visit the winegrower Léon Courville for a tasting that will captivate your taste buds. With its relaxed atmosphere, spectacular view of the lake, lobster rolls and playful staff, Marina Knowlton is a real oasis to enjoy a delicious cocktail or a glass of wine in all simplicity.
For Louise Penny fans
If you have read Louise Penny’s entire Three Pines series, you will love the guided tours of the Three Pines Tour, which will immerse you in the world of the famous inspector Armand Gamache. The Lac-Brome Books Boutique gives a map of the Louise Penny circuit to its customers with every purchase of a book. You can also download this nice map here.
Our region is one of the most beautiful and coveted cycling routes in Quebec, such as the 100 to B7, the Tour des Monts Sutton or La Lanterne Rouge, which delight intermediate and advanced cyclists. Need a place to rest after your day on the road? Book in one of our certified accommodation Welcome Cyclists.
For antique lovers
There is certainly something fascinating about buying an object or piece of furniture with a soul and experience. Thanks to the Circuit des antiquaires, let’s bet that you will find one or more treasures on your way!
As you can see, there is no shortage of activities at Lac-Brome! Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you in my beautiful part of the country!
Epicurean, music lover and communications enthusiast, Stéphanie has more than eight years of experience in blog writing (See, Bang Bang Bang, Magog-Orford Harvest Festival). She loves the Brome-Missisquoi region for its mountains, its Wine Route and its gourmet delights.