Top 10 Things To Do In North Hatley This Summer!

Summer is definitely underway and we want to make sure you get the most out of your stay in North Hatley. We are super excited to share with you the Top 10 Things To Do In North Hatley This Summer! 

Bicycle Trails

If you like to bike, then you will definitely appreciate North Hatley’s wonderful network of bicycle trails. North Hatley is located on the Grande-Fourches network  – Axe Massawippi. This wonderful network of trails spreads over 15km in length and takes you from Sherbrooke, past Bishop’s University, along an old railroad and all the way to Lake Massawippi. Did you know that one portion of this trail is directly in front of our house? See the Bicycle Trail Map (We are near the little picnic table and the yellow dot next to the Lake Massawippi!).

Capelton Mines

800 Road 108, North Hatley, Québec | (819) 346-9545 | Website (only in French) Venture underground and explore the old copper mines dating back to 1863. This unique family activity is definitely one of most interesting and unique attraction is in North Hatley. You can chose between two activities:

  • Guided tour of the Mines (duration: 1h45)
  • Guided tour of the Mine and Guided digging for precious minerals tour (duration: 3h30)

Please be advised that the temperature in the underground caves usually stays at around 7°C. It is recommended to bring warm cloths (and water proof boots for the Guided digging tour).

Equestrian Centre Jacques Robidas

32 Chemin McFarland, Canton de Hatley, Québec | (819) 563-0166 | Website Explore North Hatley’s picturesque surroundings on a beautiful horse! Learn the basics of horseback riding. Discover how to communicate with these wonderful animals and how to develop friendly relationships. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in horseback riding, this is definitely a unique and fun way to discover North Hatley. Many packages are available to suit your needs. We invite you to contact this centre ahead of time to verify the availabilities.

North Hatley Marina

240 Mill Street, North Hatley, Quebec | (819) 842-4433 During a sunny summer day in North Hatley, head off to the Marina where you can rent many water sports equipment and set out to explore Lake Massawippi. Here is more information about the rental costs:

  • Single Kayak: $15.00 per hour
  • Double Kayak: $20.00 per hour
  • Peddle Boat: $20.00 per hour
  • Boat (20 HP): $50.00 per hour

The North Hatley Marina is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Fishing Guide Lake Massawippi

240 Mill Street, North Hatley, Québec | (819) 620-7468 | Website Did you know that Lake Massawippi has one of the largest populations of Trout in the Eastern Townships? If you would like to add some adventure to your stay in North Hatley, then why not go fishing with a guide and explore the hidden beauty of Lake Massawippi? Mr. Hugues Sebire offers private as well as group guided tours. These tours can be scheduled either for a day or half a day. All the fishing equipment is included in the price. All you need to bring is your lunch. Please note that you need to reserve the fishing tours ahead of time.

North Hatley Beach

2070 Chemin du Lac, North Hatley, Québec | (819) 842-4491 | Website The North Hatley Recreation Society offers many interesting water activities and lessons at the North Hatley Beach. The 2013 summer activities include: Supervised Swimming, Sailing Lessons, Aqua Fitness, Swimming Lessons, Kayak Lessons and Tennis. You need to purchase a ticket to access the North Hatley Beach. Tennis courts are reserved for members only.

Piggery Theatre

215 Chemin Simard, North Hatley, Québec | (819) 842-2431 | Website This wonderful outdoor theatre has been an important cultural part of North Hatley for nearly half a century. It features a seating capacity of 250 and it’s only open during the summer. The 2013 season is packed with many interesting shows including comedy shows, plays and different music concerts.

Auberge La Caravane

4500 Chemin Capelton, North Hatley, Québec | (819) 842-2364 | Website This friendly establishment is well renowned in the area. It not only serves as a music concert scene, but it also provides rooms for rent and serves a brunch made from local and organic produce. Music concerts are usually performed on Fridays and on Saturdays.

Farmers Market

De La Rivière Park, North Hatley, Québec North Hatley’s own Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday (June 1st to October 12th) from 10 AM to 12 PM. This is a great opportunity to mingle among the locals, taste delicious local foods and find unique artisanal gifts.

Dreamland Park

Dreamland Park is located at the heart of North Hatley. It offers stunning views of the Lake Massawippi and picturesque views of the village and the water promenade. This park is perfect to take in the scenery of the beautiful nature of North Hatley, relax during the day, have a picnic by the lake, enjoy live music in the evening, meet interesting travellers and mingle with the locals. During the month of July, enjoy live music in the park every Saturday from 7 PM to 9 PM.   This is definitely not an exhaustive list of activities. There is a lot more to see and do in North Hatley and its surroundings. We hope you get to try some of these amazing adventures. We want to know what you liked most and what you want to do during your next holiday here.

We thank you for visiting our beautiful region!

Your hosts,
Iryna & Mykola