Our Beautiful Lake
Our Beautiful Lake
Brome Lake, a magnificent remnant of the Champlain Sea, lies at the heart of the seven hamlets and villages that make up the town of the same name. Fed by eight tributaries and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains to the south, Mont Brome to the west, and mounts Foster, Gauvin and Glen to the east, the lake is known for its unspoiled beauty and pristine waters.
On the lake
Broad and shallow, Brome Lake attracts outdoor types, sports and nature lovers and photographers all year long. In the summer, people come to swim, sail, kayak, row, SUP or canoe, or just to admire the sunsets over the water. Douglass Beach and Tiffany Park give boarders, kayakers and canoeists access to the lake. Motorboats can be launched at Domaine des Érables Campground and Marina Knowlton.
When temperatures drop, the immense frozen lake seems tailor-made for the delights of our northern winters. At Douglass Beach, you can don your skates, snowshoes or cross-country skis, rent a kicksled or strap on crampons, and then set off for an adventure on the lake. The brave at heart can even cross from one side to the other when the ice is thick enough. Activities peak in early February every year, when townspeople and visitors get together for the Polar Beach Party. It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!
Around the lake
The fun continues on the scenic roads that crisscross the hills and valleys on the lake’s western shores and the wooded paths on the eastern side, which are great for hiking in summer and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter. You can enjoy a lovely walk from the Foster area to the village of Knowlton, crossing the Quilliams-Durrull Nature Reserve and Trestle Cove. You can also hop on your bike and tackle the 51-km “La lanterne rouge” cycling route or set out on a long drive to enjoy the region’s many spectacular views and can’t-miss stops for serious food lovers. Brome Lake has something for everyone!