With a predominantly French-speaking population and rich cultural heritage, the Eastern Townships of Québec have long been a popular tourist destination.

Nestled between the Saint Lawrence River and the US border, the region's rolling landscapes reveal smooth roads, verdant forests, and farmland, and such vibrant small towns as North Hatley and Sutton. The Relais & Châteaux Manoir Hovey--our preferred base--is a 37-room Georgian inn overlooking Lake Massawippi. Built in 1899, it was modeled after George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon and offers up world-class cuisine--perfect for fueling hungry bikers, hikers, and golfers.