What to do with doggos, friends and family this fall
With the official end of summer on September 22nd, we are particularly enjoying the last moments of warmth. Why deprive yourself of this beautiful weather and stay indoors when Mont SUTTON’s fall activities are still going on every weekend until October 11th 2021. There is something for everyone!
Put yourself in context. Imagine a perfect day among us: The warm sun reflecting the bright colors of the leaves as they change color. A DAY TO SPEND OUTDOORS!
Mont SUTTON is the destination to exercise your legs and your taste buds. It’s time to put the harness on your dog since they are welcome at the mountain as long as they are kept on a leash. This rule applies everywhere on the Mont SUTTON site and on the ski slopes.* There is even a refreshment station accessible at the foot of the slopes so your companion can enjoy the day as much as you.
Once at the mountain, you will be amazed by the landscape. To take full advantage of your visit, here’s what you can do. Feel like walking? There are several hikes accessible from Mont SUTTON. The Marmite aux sorcières is a short hike of about twenty minutes that will bring you to a magnificent series of small natural water basins. From there, you can also continue the hike to the village on the 5 km long Village-Montagne trail but don’t forget that you will have to climb back up to the mountain! Another interesting option for a short hike is the Chute du Pékan trail which runs through the forest along a beautiful little river to a small waterfall; this hike takes 60 to 90 minutes depending on your pace. However, if you are looking for a viewpoint, just climb via the ski trails. They will take you to several viewpoints. We recommend that you head to the lookout located on the Alleghanys trail. To get there, take the stairs behind the Chalet Alt. 680 m and then climb the Alleghanys trail, the lookout will be on your left (from the base of the mountain it takes about 40 to 50 minutes to climb). If you haven’t had enough, continue on the Alleghanys trail for another 20 to 30 minutes to reach the Chalet Alt. 840 m, where the view of the surrounding nature from the chalet’s terrace is absolutely stunning! Everyone will tell you that it’s worth it.
For the more adventurous type, there is always the option of purchasing tickets for the Lake Mohawk hike, which lasts approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. It will take you to a beautiful mountain lake and while you’re at it, head to the Abenakis viewpoint for a great view of the colors and mountains.
Don’t feel like walking, but the sight of colors interest you? The chairlift ride, offered on weekends until October 11th, is your best option. You will be at the summit of the chairlift in only a few minutes. Take the opportunity to watch the brave ones take off on our new giant zipline; you will see the starting tower right behind the chalet. If you are interested in this distinctive and thrilling experience, we invite you to reserve quickly as this activity is very popular! Will you dare to take the plunge?
Of course, we didn’t forget your little ones. Free mini obstacle courses are available for children at the bottom and top of the chairlift. Young and old alike will enjoy their day with us!
Once everyone has finished their activities, meet at the foot of the slopes for a good take-out meal and beers at our outdoor restaurant. Wine lovers can go to the Wine Route kiosk, next to the restaurant, for a glass of local wine.
Whatever your itinerary is for the day, don’t forget to capture in images and share your souvenirs with us with the #PurementSUTTON, before October 14th, for a chance to win a pair of day ski tickets.
For even more information about all our fall activities, click here!
See you soon!
* Dogs on a leash are allowed on the Mont SUTTON site and on the ski trails. They are also allowed on a leash on the hiking trails mentioned in this article: Marmite aux sorcières, Chute du Pékan and Lake Mohawk.
Please note that on the trail network of the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton, dogs, even on a leash, are only tolerated outside the Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes (therefore forbidden at Round Top and Dos d’Orignal). For more information on this network of trails, visit their website at parcsutton.com