Leave the crowds behind with the Eastern Townships’ best-kept secrets

Leave the crowds behind with the Eastern Townships’ best-kept secrets
(Photo : Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre)

By Arianna Myers
Special to The Record

The Eastern Townships is a fascinating cultural immersion, known for its picturesque landscapes and lively towns filled with art galleries, museums, antique shops, restaurants, and theatres. Even better, many of these artistic, cultural, and natural heritage treasures in the Eastern Townships are still somewhat undiscovered, so locals and tourists can enjoy a post-lockdown outing without having to wade through crowds.
This summer, culture seekers, outdoor lovers, history buffs, art connoisseurs, and live performance enthusiasts can take the road less traveled and spark their creativity at some of the Eastern Townships’ most under-the-radar attractions.

For culture seekers:
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
Quietly tucked away in the middle of Lennoxville, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is a historical establishment that was built in 1862 and is devoted to the preservation of heritage and culture in the Eastern Townships. The non-profit organization is a family-friendly place that exhibits antiques from the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society, as well as the work of local artists, offers an authentic English tea experience, and hosts various cultural activities and workshops. Although most residents have probably heard of the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, many are probably not aware of the new outdoor exhibit which will allow visitors to discover the inspirational photographs of artist Gabriel Safdie until May 2022. Therefore, this year, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the local art and culture in the woods behind Uplands.
Address: 9, Rue Speid, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1R9

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