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. Connex (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 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.
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 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.
Follow the walking trail through the village to visit eaxamples of Sutton's Loyalist buildings or take a self guided drive of the area's cemeteries (maps available at the 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 13 small vineyards together, offering tasting opportunities as well as other seasonal activities including a sculpture garden and picnicking.
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.
More formal dining:
In the village there are two bars - The Lounge St-Patrick with a d.j. on weekends, contests and après ski snack food, and Ron's bar is more cozy with a nice atmosphere. In addition many of the restaurants also have bars where you can have a drink without eating.
The Sutton town web site has a list of all lodging in and around the area. The Tourist Office maintains an availability list available either by calling them (1 800 565 8455) or visiting their office at 24A rue Principale Sud.
There is also a wide selection of chalets for rental: Hebergement Sutton.
While in town you can access the internet at the local internet café, Net Connect. Open 6 days a week from 11:00 to 5:30, with very reasonable rates. Wifi service is also available.