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Au Diable Vert 

A unique four-season outdoor base in the fresh air

Located in Glen Sutton, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the base de plein air Au Diable Vert is perched on a spectacular meadow between the Mount Sutton peaks, Jay Peak and Owl's Head, and offers sensational sunrises over the valley of the Missisquoi River and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Only one hour and a half from Montreal, Au Diable Vert has won many recognitions for its innovation and know-how, all of which are well deserved.

As far as activities go

Hiking, snowshoeing and skiing on private 12 km trails or during a long excursion on the Estrie trail to Mohawk Lake, climbing several surrounding peaks, or even an exploration of the adjacent Green Mountains nature reserve, are some of the many choices offered to visitors.

You can also go kayaking in calm waters or join guided tours in a moonlit kayak. For more action, enjoy SUP, river rafting or the gigantic water slides that are almost 100 feet long.

Another interesting activity is the VéloVolant. It is a sort of bike version of the zip line. The bike is hooked to a cable and you can pedal while observing the forest life from the air. It's the first aerial cable bike in Canada and only the third in the world!

As far as accommodations

The offer includes a wide variety of comfortable accommodations for all tastes. Luxury mountain apartments or rustic four-season huts, many of which are perched high in the trees, all offer privacy and tranquility. Campsites are also offered.

To mix with a Highland herd

There is a unique opportunity to watch a herd breed at the farm. Highland cows survive in spite of the harsh climate of winter and a traditional rotational grazing system minimizes the impact of cows on the environment because they feed on grass only. A portable water system and solar powered electric fences complete the "ecological management" of the herd.

It is also possible to taste beef on the spot and even bring it home with you.

Speaking of the environment

On the site, natural resources are protected by the elimination of all car traffic and the use of engines.

Recycling is mandatory. Garbage reduction and the "leave no trace" philosophy are applied to minimize the impact of activities on the environment.

Vulnerable areas on the domain are marked to ensure that they are well protected and one must stay on the trails and leave all flora where they are.

Firewood for shelters and for campers comes from dead wood fallen to the ground or pruning projects from the forest; no live trees are cut for firewood and all small refuges have ecological and sustainable logs for indoor heating.

In addition, the sanitary block is one of the largest investments of Au Diable Vert since it opened 15 years ago. Fully eco-friendly, it will soon be LEED certified.

Dogs are welcome

Dogs are not only allowed, they are welcome on trails, in shelters, apartments and even campsites. They even have a place of their own for swimming and they can cool off in the river as well as in the mountain streams that crisscross the area.

Winter or/and summer with a pass

With a day pass for $5 per adult and free for children, you can enjoy the whole area of Au Diable Vert in both winter and summer.

Did you have a lot of fun and wish to go back to enjoy it some more?

An annual pass will allow you to access year-round trails at an affordable price of $30 per person or $50 per family (2 adults + children). This option also includes 5 day passes per person to the associated trail systems.

It is a very beautiful family destination!

Christiane Théberge
 

 

 

 

   

 

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