2020 Winter activities

Discover our Historical and Natural Heritage
Snowshoeing | Walk if no snow

[Last update: January 15th, 2020]

Saturday, December 21st, 2019, 6:45 am

Welcome the return of the sun! View the winter solstice from the summit of Owl’s Head Mountain and the renowned natural masonic chamber found there. Freemason from all over the world have attended ceremonies here since 1857. Leader: Pierre Bastien. Meet at 6:45 at the chair lift. Unless you are an OH ski pass holder, arrive by 6:30 to purchase your lift ticket [$10] Breakfast à la carte in the cafeteria.
Reservations | Janine | 514-570-0474

Saturday, January 11th, 10 am

Easy snowshoeing Camping Havre des Îles, along the Missisquoi river at the foot of Pevee Mountain. A historical overview of the places will be presented. Meet: 10, chemin Mimosa [off route 243].
Lunch at Resto le Bolton | 41, chemin Cameron [near the rocket]
Reservations | Janine | 514-570-0474

Saturday, January 18th, 10 am

Easy or intermediate snowshoeing on the trail at Owl’s Head Mountain. | Leader: Frank Ruiz.
Easy walking nearby the trail. | Leader Carol Bishop.
Meet at the trail at Owl’s Head Mountain.
Lunch in the dining room at Owl’s Head.
Reservations | Janine | 514-570-0474

Saturday afternoon, January 25 th, 1:30 pm

Easy to intermediate snowshoeing on Sugarloaf Mountain. Meet: 50, chemin Hilmar Krausser.
Celebrating Robby Burn’s birthday (Jan.25,1759 died July 2,1796) Scottish poet and lyricist.
Hosts: Diane and Michael. Cost: $10 | Bring beverage of choice.
Reservations | 450-292-4432

Saturday, February 1st, 10 am

Intermediate snowshoeing on trails of Nature Conservancy.
Panoramic view of the Sutton Mountains at the Auberge Au Diable Vert.
Meet at Parc André Gagnon in Mansonville on route 243. Lunch at the Bistro Chouette in Mansonville
Reservations | Janine | 514-570-0474

Saturday, February 8th, 10 am

Easy snowshoeing on a historic road dating from the mid 18th century, situated at the south end of Mount Elephantis. View cliffs, former avalanche sites plus bear caves – (uninhabited!). | Leader: Ralph Milot.
Easy walking on chemin Sugar Loaf. | Leader: Carol Bishop.
Meet: 94, chemin Sugar Loaf. Lunch at David and Fiona’s, 15 chemin Maurice Coté. | Cost $10.00 | Bring beverage of choice
Reservations | Fiona

Saturday, February 15th, 10 am

Easy snowshoeing at the Golf Course on chemin Owl’s Head. | Leader: Frank Ruiz.
Easy walking on chemin Sugar Loaf. | Leader: Carol Bishop.
Meet at the entrance to the golf course.
Lunch at Christian and Edith’s, 3 chemin Maurice Coté. | Cost $10.00 | Bring beverage of choice.
Reservations | Édith | 450-292-0547

Saturday, February 29 th, 8 am

Ice fishing on Lake Memphremagog with Fernand Croteau. [Fishing permit req’d].
Meet on Mountain House road. Lunch at the Bistro Chouette in Mansonville.
Reservations and information | Fernand | 450-292-4998

Sunday, April 5 th, 10 am

All members are invited to the 30th Annual General Assembly of Potton Heritage Association convened for Sunday, April 5th 2020 at 10 am in the Town Hall in Mansonville.
More information to come.


Notes

  • Excursions are free of charge to Association members, $5 required from non-members.
  • Excursions are cancelled if weather is inclement.
  • Meal charge after excursion in private homes: $10 each, member and guest, to defray cost of hosting the group.
  • Please be kind enough to make reservations for lunch in a private home, since space is limited. Also, in the case of cancellations, please let your host know at least 2 days in advance, failing which you will be required to pay your host. If you’re not able to attend, perhaps others could take your place.