Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Making a Weekend Out of the Event

The Quebec Eastern Townships is one of the prettiest places in Canada. Reminiscent of the rolling hills of Scotland & Ireland, immigrant Celts found themselves establishing farms in this historic area of the 'new world'.

We hope that you will take time to enjoy the lovely countryside and some of the wonderful local fair; the bride's roots.

The Best of Bissell Road presents: Clos du Roc Noir Vineyard

The bride spent all the summers of her youth on Bissell road, a continuation of the scenic Brown's Hill drive. The bride is all grown up now and the wine of Bissell road is ripe for enjoyment. Stop by this quaint vineyard to sample a glass of vine, purchase a bottle or two (14-16$ each) and take in local art work at the upstairs gallery.

For more information and directions please visit their website: http://www.closdurocnoir.com/

Bleu Lavande:Lavender Fields on the end of Bissell Road

Turn left when you reach the end of Bissell Road and you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful blue lavender flowers. Guided tours of "Bleu Lavande" will take you around the farm and into the fields. There is a gorgeous boutique where you will find all sorts of lavender products, lavender inspired crafts & arts (candles, quilts, afghans, etc.). You can even buy the plants!

For more information, check out their website: http://www.bleulavande.ca/site/eng/informations.html

The Piggery Theatre Presents!
A trip to the Piggery Theatre is a summer staple in the Townships! On Friday August 10th, the Piggery will be hosting a fundraising Golf Tournament & comedian Victor J. Hanson will take the stage in the evening.

Make your reservations today: 819-842-2431 or www.piggery.com/Welcome.htm

Eastern Townships makes the Guinness Book of World Records!:
Coaticook Gorge

Do you like nature? Adventure? Good family fun? Then why not visit the breathtaking Coaticook Gorge, were the World's longest suspended pedestrian bridge (169 metres/554 feet) will take you across a natural wonder.
While there, be sure to hike the extensive nature trails, visit the historic round barn & gardens and taste famous Coaticook Icecream! (The bride grew up on this icecream... the pistachio is her favourite!)

Visiting Stanstead: Colby-Curtis Museum
A Carrollcroft 1859 heritage building houses the Colby-Curtis Museum in downtown Stanstead. Enjoy the historic home, heritage collections, Victorian garden, boutique & authentic tea room any summer day between the hours of 10h00-17h00.

For more information, please visit this website: http://www.townshipsheritage.com/Eng/Org/Museums/M_colby-curtis.html

There is so much to do in the immediate area of the Wedding: antique shopping in North Hatley, kayaking on the Tomifobia River, fishing in lake Massawippi, cylcing on the transCanada trail, berry picking outside of Magog, sailing in Georgeville, golfing at Dufferin Heights and So Much More!!!
We sincerely hope that you will feel to home where the Holt's have raised families for generations.

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Map: Directions to the Event

Map: Directions to the Event