This chapter on the Eastern Townships region is taken from the Ulysses guide to Québec. Mountainous countryside and a rich architectural heritage give the Eastern Townships a distinctive character that is in many ways reminiscent of New England. Located in the southernmost part of the province, near the Appalachian foothills and U.S. border, the Eastern Townships are one of Québec’s most beautiful, verdant regions. This guide provides all the information on the region’s orchards and the vineyards that dot Québec’s only "Wine Route", as well as the best spots to enjoy the Eastern Township’s many lakes. It also spotlights the region’s charming towns and villages, attractions, provincial parks and nature centres, inns, restaurants and hotels, as well as outdoor activities such as skiing, cycling, cruises, golf, horseback riding and hiking.