Le Vertendre territory

Discover the breathtaking Eastern Townships. From cozy Zooboxes to luxurious cottages, our eco-friendly rentals in the Eastern Townships offer a unique and unforgettable experience.

Le Vertendre offers its clients over a 1000 acres of luxuriant mountain forests on the southwest side of Mount-Orford National Park, in the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships. This magnificent green space is located only an hour drive from Montreal and 45 minutes from the American border.

Le Vertendre is also home to 15 km of private forest trails ideal for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or mountain biking! You’ll have a great time discovering the waterfalls and cascading streams found throughout the property and maybe even take one of the paths leading to the top of Mount Sylvio-Lacharité to enjoy a panoramic view of several lakes and the Appalachian mountain range!

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Our Activities

Explore the joys of nature with our seasonal outdoor activities: hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding , fatbiking, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and more . Consult our Activities Calendar to find out more about the weather and when each activity takes place.

Hiking

Hike up to 17 km of private trails, surrounded by magnificent views of the Eastern Townships. Enjoy spectacular vantage points offering breathtaking panoramas. Take a well-deserved break at one of the rest stops, equipped with picnic tables and benches: perfect places to enjoy a delicious meal al fresco.

Snowshoeing

When you arrive, don't forget to stop by reception to rent ($) a pair of snowshoes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced snowshoer, our trails have something for everyone. You can explore the natural beauty of our winter environment while staying active and enjoying the great outdoors.

Cross-Country Skiing

Imagine gliding gracefully through breathtaking winter landscapes, surrounded by nature and soothing silence. Prepare your skis, don your gloves, and let yourself be carried away by the magic of cross-country skiing on our 17 km of private trails. An unforgettable experience awaits you!

Sledding

Rent saucers and sleds at the reception desk for a fun, adrenaline-filled time on the snow. Although sledding is not maintained on the territory, our team will be delighted to show you the best surrounding spots where you can hurtle down the slopes in complete safety.

Ice Skating

Discover the magic of ice skating on La Source Lake! Glide along while admiring the enchanting winter scenery. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, come and enjoy this unique and refreshing experience (ice rink not maintained).

Fatbiking

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on a fatbike. Available for rental ($), fatbikes are all-terrain bikes that offer a unique riding experience. We have 8 km of private trails just waiting for you. You can explore the beauty of nature by yourself or in a group.

Alpine Ski Touring

Experience the ultimate alpine ski touring adventure on Mount Sylvio-Lacharité, which is 600m above sea level and close to Parc national du Mont-Orford. Discover breathtaking scenery and unspoiled nature during this unforgettable experience.

Hiking

Hike up to 17 km of private trails, surrounded by magnificent views of the Eastern Townships. Enjoy spectacular vantage points offering breathtaking panoramas. Take a well-deserved break at one of the rest stops, equipped with picnic tables and benches: perfect places to enjoy a delicious meal al fresco.

Fatbiking

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on a fatbike. Available for rental ($), fatbikes are all-terrain bikes that offer a unique riding experience. We have 8 km of private trails just waiting for you. You can explore the beauty of nature on your own or in a group.

Swimming

La Source Lake and its Schtroumpfs waterfall offer an idyllic setting to enjoy a sunny day. Whether you're on your own, or with family or friends, swimming at La Source Lake and its Schtroumpfs waterfall is a must. Don't hesitate to come and enjoy a refreshing moment in this enchanting setting, which is complimentary with your stay!

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is the perfect activity if you want to relax and soak up the sun while discovering new horizons on La Source Lake. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, paddle boarding offers a unique and fun experience for all ages. Boards are available for hire at reception ($).

Canoeing and Kayaking

Whether by canoe or kayak, you'll love exploring the Beaver Lake, with its stunning scenery just waiting to be explored. Take advantage of our free rentals, as well as the paddles and life jackets available on site to create happy memories.

Volleyball

Experience the excitement of volleyball with friends or family: sport, sun, and natural beauty come together for an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the action and let yourself be swept away by volleyball on the shores of La Source Lake (ball available on site).

Kids Playground

Give your little adventurers a safe, stimulating space where they can have fun, explore, and develop their skills. Reserve a chalet or Zoobox at Le Vertendre and let your children's imagination take flight in our natural paradise. An incredible playground awaits them!

Lac de la Source

In the past, gravel had been collected from the bottom of this water basin, having a considerable negative effect on the surrounding wildlife and flora. In 2006, le Vertendre, with the Ministry of the Environment’s approval, took it upon itself to refurbish this body of water, which is fed by natural springs coming from the mountain. Enjoy a nice picnic on its shore or lounge in the sun between dips in the lake! There’s also a sandbox built for our younger visitors and a few footbridges built alongside the lake for frog hunting and trout fishing!

During winter, you can lace up your skates while enjoying the snowy landscape of the majestic white mountain in front of you!

Lac aux Castors

Discover this ecological jewel in its purest natural state by exploring its shores while aboard a kayak or canoe at your disposal.

This rich floral wetland is sure to please you, as it attracts diverse wildlife including moose, white-tailed deer and river otters. And if you’re lucky, you may even get to watch the beavers building a dam!

Lacharité-Cascades Trails

These two trails form a beautiful 5.5 km loop, taking you to the top of the mountain along crystal clear streams and waterfalls all year round. A refreshing hike, where taking a dip becomes very tempting in warm weather! During winter, put on your snowshoes or climbing skins (back country skiing) to reach Mount Sylvio-Lacharité’s summit, at an altitude of approximately 600 meters. Once you’ve made it, take advantage of the unbelievable view to re-energize before beginning your downhill trek at the desired pace!

Chute des Schtroumpfs

 

On your way up or down the mountain you’ll discover… la Chute des Schtroumpfs (“Smurfs Waterfall”). During periods of heavy rainfall or melting snow, take a moment to appreciate this incredible natural water source just as you would a rare and precious work of art… Be sure to stop by this enchanted scenery, that was considered for the filming of the 3rd Smurfs movie! This superb waterfall also makes for a great place to take a swim; a true polar bath experience, all year round!

Sentier de la réserve

This 5km trail borders the 340-acre private natural reserve, a protected area established to preserve the various trees, plants and wetlands. During any season, hikers are privileged to walk around, snowshoe, cross-country ski or even winter bike (fat bike: four-season bike that minimizes soil erosion.). At the center of this untouched boreal forest, you are in constant blissful proximity with the diverse wildlife and flora. Some of you may even have the chance to see species that are at risk such as the purple salamander and wild garlic.

Sentier de la promenade

This “pioneer” trail is located at the base of le Vertendre development, bypassing the streets and interspersed with magnificent woodlands. Both simple and accessible, it is approximately 2 km long and practicable for family members of all ages. Explore the trail by mountain bike, hike or snowshoe and cross-country ski in the winter.

Discover our units and our activities

Make the most of your stay at Le Vertendre by consulting the calendar of activities available on the site.

Check out outdoor activities and weather conditions at Le Vertendre