HIKING WITH DOGS
What a better way to spend our free time than hiking with doggy! At Mont SUTTON, dogs on leash are allowed on the Fall Festival site and on the ski trails. Be aware, some mountain bike trails intersects the ski trails and hiking trails. Your dog is also allowed to go up in the chairlift with you as long as he can sit on your knees.
The chairlift rides also give you access to the hiking trails. When presenting your chairlift ticket at the Tourism Information table located at Mont SUTTON’s foothills, get a 20% discount coupon valid in many local businesses. Chairlift is in operation from 10 a.m. to 16 p.m. during the Thanksgiving’s long weekend.
The Fall Festival access and ski trails access is FREE!
Located directly at the foothills is Mont SUTTON’s main chalet, the heart of the resort’s activities. You can buy your chairlift ticket at Mont SUTTON’s ticket counter. Need something for your hike? The Boutique Expérience SUTTON offers hiking shoes and boots, hiking poles, clothing such as jackets, toques and mittens. You will also find energy products. And why not bring back souvenir from the PUREMENT SUTTON collection … reusable water bottles, insulated ceramic bottles, t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps; you’ll even find dog leashes and water bowls!
Combine chairlift rides and hiking… get a ride on the main chairlift, when arriving at the summit, walk to the terrasse of chalet Alt. 680 m then go up the stairs, this will lead you to the trail Alleghanys then walk towards the chalet Alt. 840 m. Make a first stop on the belvedere on your left to enjoy the view then continue your ascension, you will pass in front of the «Rainette Versicolore» the new sculpture on the trails. After a walk of about 30 minutes, you will arrive at the chalet Alt. 840 m. A must at Mont SUTTON, this rustic wood chalet offers an incredible panoramic view of the Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes de Sutton, the largest private protected area of Eastern Canada. Take the opportunity to catch a few rays on the outside terrasse with doggy. You may then hike down the trail Alleghanys all the way to the chalet Alt. 680 m, the littles ones will love the mini obstacle course located a few hundreds meters from the chairlift landing stage. Here, you can choose between going down on a chairlift ride or continue to hike on foot all the way to the foothill. If you choose to hike back downhill, bring a trail map with you to visit the other art sculptures in nature on the way down. The Bear and the Owl are easily accessible… be alert and look up, these sculptures are perched up in the trees. Back to the foothills for a well-deserved after-hike! Animation and activities for the little ones. Outdoor concert, wine tasting and gourmet food.
If ever you take the trails of the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton, please follow the established rules. Dogs are allowed in the hiking trails but they must always have the leash on and stay outside the Natural Reserve of the Green Mountains area including the Round Top. In the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (PENS), many bird species are likely to be designated as threatened and vulnerable, among others: the Bicknell’s Thrush and the Peregrine Falcon. Use existing trails even if they are muddy or wet. By staying on the trails you help protect our natural heritage.
You can get your daily trails access ticket to Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton and trail map at the Mont SUTTON ski shop or at the ticket booth of the PENS (altitude 520) as well as the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton website.
Come out and take full advantage of the fall season, take in some fresh air, and enjoy the stunning views the Eastern Townships have to offer at the Mont SUTTON Fall Festival!