Located in Saint-Valentin near Lacolle, Petit musée du chapeau offers exhibits on hats of different eras. During this time of the year, you have the occasion to see an exhibit featuring autumn colours and a unique collection of hats. Moreover, various tools that were used before to make hats will be shown to you.
The Biophare, before known as the Centre d’interprétation du patrimoine de Sorel, is without any doubt a must-see in this region. The objective of this interpretation center is to explore human, natural and environmental characteristics of Lac St-Pierre. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about this impressive region through permanent and temporary exhibits. An educational section is dedicated to children; its activities are offered to school groups and summer camps.
As regards to apple picking, the Rougement region is still considered by a lot of apple pickers as the best place for this activity. There are not only orchards, but also cider mills and wine producing districts. You will find many picnic areas so that you can make the most of your stay.
Located in Havelock, Vignoble du Marathonien will allow you to learn more about the process that is carried out in a vineyard and about wine production. It is possible for you to taste different kinds of homemade wind, such as ice wine, white wine and red wine. Individual visits are free and a guided tour of the vineyard and its facilities is offered.
For the outdoors aficionados, Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville has a lot to offer. With its 25-kilometer track network, it is perfect for hiking and cycling. Rowing and kayaking are very popular activities in this region due to its superb channels. When practicing you favourite activity, you could see a night-heron, a red fox or a white-tailed deer. This is the ideal place for a breath of fresh air and a break from the daily routine.
In Saint-Constant, you can visit the Canadian Railway Museum. 44 railway vehicles are displayed, representing one of the largest collections of this kind in the world. You have the opportunity to visit the museum on board of an antique tramway and to see an authentic 1885 train station.