Bike path, cross-country ski trail and walk
Bicycle path in the Canton de Hatley
The Massawippi sector of the Grandes Fourches is a 14 Km bike path connecting Sherbrooke to North Hatley.
You may take it from downtown Sherbrooke or from Lennoxville. The path follows the Massawippi river and passes by the Capelton mines and ends in the quaint North Hatley village. The path is relatively flat and not too linear.
In 2012, the Transport ministry completed the reconstruction of the Capelton bridge (route 108). At the same time, a new passage for cyclists was made for better security.
Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network : https://www.easterntownships.org/cycling/circuit/14/grandes-fourches-cycling-network-massawippi-axis
Official 2023-2024 bike map: carte vélo de Memphrémagog
Cross-country ski trail and walk
Part of the cycle path turns into a cross-country ski trail in winter. The trail is maintained over a distance of 8 km, between the Mine Capelton and the Massawippi river dam, opposite Vaughan road near North Hatley. A walking path is also maintained parallel to the ski path. Parking lots are available at Mine Capelton (5800 Capelton Road) as well as at the end of Kingdom Road. A great way to enjoy it, even in the winter season!
The municipality acquired a grooming machine, so the trail will be groomed in-house as needed and according to conditions.