Winter activities – 2013

Discover our historical and natural Heritage
Snowshoe – Cross Country Ski  (Walk if no snow)

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 Saturday, January 5, 10 am

Easy snowshoe excursion in the woods and pastures of the Bedard farm. Beautiful scenery. Meet: corner of Westhill and White roads. Lunch at the Reilly house, cost : $ 10. Book by December 29: Marie Joli (450) 292-0569. Guide: Robert Joli

Saturday, January 12, 9:30 am

Easy snowshoe excursion on the Missisquoi North trails in Eastman. Carpooling at 9:30 from Parc André Gagnon or meet at 10 am near the restaurant “La vieille maison” by Route 245 and Highway 10. Hosts: Rachel and Harvey Catchpaw (819) 843-6991 in Orford. Contribution: $ 5. Guide: Frank Ruiz

Saturday, January 19, 10 am

Easy excursion, snowshoe or cross-country ski in the Nature Reserve between Sugar Loaf & Elephantis. Meet : 50, Hilmar Krausser road. Hosts : Diane & Michael (450) 292-4432 Contribution: $ 5. Scottish flavor activity in honor of poet Robby Burns.

Saturday, January 26, 10 am

Easy excursion, snowshoe or cross-country ski on the golf course trails. Meet: 181, Owl’s Head road. Hosts: Edith and Christian (450) 292-0547. Contribution: $ 5.

Saturday, February 2, 10 am

Easy to intermediate snowshoe excursion on private trails by chemin du Versant. Meet: corner of White and du Versant roads. Lunch in the United Church. Cost: $ 5. Book with Edith Smeesters (450) 292-0547. Guide: Tim Head

Saturday, February 9, 10 am

Easy snowshoe excursion on a private woodlot with Thérèse OR a more challenging excursion along Missisquoi brook with Frank from chemin Sugar loaf to Schroolcraft. Meet: 70 Schoolcraft Road OR Sugar loaf pond road. Hosts: Jean-Louis and Therese (450) 292-0202. Contribution: $ 5.

Saturday, February 16, from 3, 5 or 6 pm:

Let’s celebrate Valentine Day in the Ruiter Valley!

3 pm: easy to intermediate excursion, snow-shoe or cross-country ski on the trails of Ruiter Valley Land Trust. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Meet: 186, Ruiter Brook

5 pm: Sauna near the Ruiter Brook for those who want to. Bring swimsuit, towel, sandals and warm clothes to change.

6 pm: potluck supper at the Ruiter Valley Land Trust Chalet: Bring a dish and your wine. Cost: $ 5. Book before February 9 with Edith (450) 292-0547. Possible carpooling from Parc André Gagnon.

Saturday, February 23, 10 am

Easy snowshoe excursion on private trails. Meet: 282 Road Leadville. Lunch at the restaurant Le Soleil Rouge, cost : $ 10. Book before February 16th with Carol at (514) 481-6279. Guide: Robert Joli

Saturday, March 2, 10 am

Easy to intermediate snowshoe excursion in the Green-Mountains Natural Reserve. Meeting and lunch at the Ruiter Valley Land Trust Chalet, 186 Ruiter Brook. Cost: $ 10. Book with Angèle and Hans (450) 292-3566. Guide: Frank Ruiz

Sunday, March 10, 12: 30 pm

Easy to intermediate excursion, snowshoe or cross-country ski on the Missisquoi North trails in Potton. Meet : Parc André Gagnon carpooling drive to 139 Westhill Road. Oneway excursion : return by trail to Parc André Gagnon. Light meal at 3 pm at Owl’s Bread restaurant. Cost: $ 10. Wine available on site. Book before March 2d with Carol (514) 481-6279. Guides: Hilary Head and Gerald Ratzer.

Saturday, March 16, 10 am

Easy walk on chemin du Lac. Meet: corner of Lake and Harry George roads. Hosts: Gilles and Helene (450) 292-4479. Contribution: $ 5.

Sunday, March 24

Annual General Meeting

N. B. : Excursions are free for members of the Heritage Association but there is a fee of $ 5 for non-members, in addition to the cost of the meal. Excursions are cancelled if conditions are too bad.

Lunches: Given the success of our lunches, we can’t always go in private homes. That’s why we propose having lunch in the village a few times. However, it is essential to book at least a week in advance. If you cancel less than 3 days ahead you are required to pay your share.

You must also book when we are invited into private homes as places may be limited. If you must cancel, please do so at least 2 days in advance as a courtesy to hosts and to make room for others, otherwise you are required to pay your share.

For additional information:

Edith Smeesters, (450) 292-0547 or Carol Bishop : (514) 481-6279 or info@patrimoinepotton.org