Coaticook

Coaticook

The ''Pearl of the Townships,'' Coaticook has fully earned its reputation thanks to the beauty of its hills and valleys. It was settled in the 1820s and 1830s by Americans and Brits, and the municipality was finally incorporated in 1864.


Coaticook

Following the merger of the municipalities of Barnston and Barford townships in 1999, the surface area of Coaticook increased considerably. Today, the 108 animal farms within its territory, including 66 dairy farms, make it one of Quebec's major milk producers.

Coaticook: must-see

Tourist information office Coaticook (137, rue Michaud, Coaticook, 819 849-6669 ou 1 866 665-6669, www.tourismecoaticook.qc.ca): A tourist information office that stands out. In addition to a warm welcome and tons of information, you will find plenty of local products and crafts as well as an impressive exhibition of rocks and minerals.

We’ll make sure that you'll want to renew your stay in the Coaticook area. Pastoral landscapes, country dining, visits to local producers and activities for the whole family await you! Open hours: Usually from June 24 to Thanksgiving, daily from 9 to 5; Closed after Thanksgiving.


Plateau Farm (125, rue Morgan, Coaticook, 819 849-9588 poste 247, www.produitsdelaferme.com/ciarc): This large heritage barn is a classified historic monument. It is now housing the Centre d’initiative agricole training centre. Discover the genetics, rearing, nutrition and maintenance of animals. In the summer, an educational garden and a picnic area are also available. Reservations required.


Old post office (34, Main Est, Coaticook): Coaticook's old office was built in 1886-1887. Today, the public library, historical society, and artist-in-residence program occupy the century-old building. The municipality has designated it a historic monument.


The Coaticook Gorge Park (135, rue Michaud, Coaticook, 819 849-2331): According to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest suspension footbridge in the world (169 metres) is in Coaticook. A natural phenomenon caused by the erosion to a depth of 50 metres of the Coaticook River. Replicas of an early covered bridge and a round barn are also special attractions at the Gorge.

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