5 Paddleboarding Spots in Eastern Townships

by Élise Létourneau

The Eastearn Townships are full of picturesque landscapes and waterways perfect for paddleboarding.

Here are our top 5 best places to paddle board:

5. Lake Lyster

Located in Coaticook, this lake offers calm waters and a peaceful atmosphere. You can explore the lake's shores, enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings, and perhaps even spot a variety of wildlife and flora. Take in the view of Mount Pinacle, an iconic mountain in the region known for its distinctive shape and imposing presence on the horizon. Don't forget to wash your board at the washing station near the beach's launch area.

4. National Parks

Most SÉPAQ parks in Quebec offer magnificent bodies of water for SUP and TAIGA board rentals. In the region, there are three parks to explore:

3. Saint-François River and Magog River

Both located on the Corridor bleu in the heart of Sherbrooke, these rivers offer calm water excursions of about 15 km. Take the opportunity to admire a mix of urban and natural landscapes. 

Looking to rent a TAIGA board or take an introductory course? Head to Pura Vida Lodge & SUP!

2. Lake Brome

Located just a few kilometers from Knowlton, this tranquil body of water is ideal for enjoying a peaceful ambiance and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Need a TAIGA board? Aloha SUP offers rentals and lessons at the Knowlton Marina.

1. Lake Memphremagog and Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises

With its breathtaking landscapes, this lake near Magog is a true paradise for SUP enthusiasts. Enjoy the 40 km of crystal-clear water and the view of mountains and sailboats. Make sure to stay until sunset, it's truly worth it!

Don't have a TAIGA board? Visit Vie de Plein Air located at the entrance of Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises. Take the opportunity to peacefully explore its meandering paths.

Enjoy discovering Eastern Townships from the water!