Sutton is a village in the Eastern Townships located in the south-east of Quebec.
Sutton is located on Route 139 about 90 minutes south-east of Montreal via Highway 10, or 80 minutes north of Burlington, Vermont via Interstate 89.
Veolia (1 877 348 5599) provides a 110 minute bus service to and from Montreal which runs twice a day, dropping off passengers at the gas station in the center of the village.
The village is small enough to walk around, there is no public transport. Maple Street leads to Mont Sutton, a 5 minute drive uphill. The ski resort provides a shuttle service during the winter on weekends and school break weeks. There is a taxi service - inquire at the Tourist Office on Main Street for details.
Start by visiting the Sutton Tourist Information Office at 24a rue Principale Sud. Their staff are very knowledgable and helpful. Pick up a leaflet for a self-guided walking tour which highlights historical buildings.
Outdoor Activities The Sutton Mountains provides the focus for the village's outdoor activities. Hiking and snowshoeing is available on 80kms of well maintained trails of all levels for which a $4 day pass is required, available at the Sutton Tourist Office.
For downhill skiing and snowboarding Mont Sutton, My Mountain Resort offers beautiful glade skiing at Quebec's third largest snow resort. Cross country ski and snowboard enthusiasts are well catered for at Sutton en Hautlocated half way between the village and mountain. This is also the location for d'Arbre En Arbre, a tree top adventure park.
There are many back roads for cyclists and La Route Vert, a Quebec-wide cycle route, passes through Sutton.
Cultural Follow the walking trail through the village to visit examples of Sutton's Loyalist buildings or take a self guided drive of the area's cemeteries (maps available at the Sutton Tourist Office ). Arts Sutton at 7 Academy has a regularly changing program of contemporary art exhibitions.
Sutton is located on the edge of The Wine Route, a signposted route that threads 18 small vineyards together, offering tasting opportunities as well as other seasonal activities including a sculpture garden and picnicking. Just outside Sutton, Domaine Bresee makes a good rosé and also sells their own organic beef. In Glen Sutton, Chapelle Ste Agnes vineyard has an outstanding location which can be visited on a guided tour on Wednesdays and Sundays in summer and autumn.
Rue Principal, the main road running through Sutton's center, is lined with shops of all kinds, including clothing stores, art stores, restaurants, and souvenir shops.
For a small village there is an excellent selection of restaurants and foodie outlets all located on Main Street. Food tends to be of a high quality and reasonably priced.
La Rumeur Affame Bread, sandwiches, and local specialities including 100 kinds of cheese and paté.
Chocolaterie Muriel Belgian chocolate.
Cafe L'International Outstanding Croissants and pastries.
More formal dining
Bistro Beaux Lieux
In the village there are two bars - The Lounge St-Patrick with a DJ on weekends, contests and après ski snack food, but Pub Mocador is more cozy with a nice atmosphere. In addition many of the restaurants also have bars where you can have a drink without eating notably Le Pleasant and Auberge des Appalaches.
Vert Le Mont B&B, 18, rue Maple, ☎ 450 538-3227, . checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. Comfortable B&B, five guest rooms each with private ensuite bathroom. Generous home made breakfast and afternoon tea and cake. Excellent value for money. Close to village restaurants and shops. Ski, hiking and cycling packages available. C$85-C$95.
Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn, 377, Maple, ☎ 450-538-6605, . checkin: 4pm; checkout: 11am. A 5 suns B&B located high above Sutton, Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn offers 5 cozy suites, a tropical indoor swimming pool, winter and summer packages, a formal dining room for up to 110 guests (weddings, seminars), spectacular views, 26 acres of land and direct access to hiking and skiing trails...(45°6'9N,72°34'48W)