The Pioneer Trail
Meet COLOURFUL AND INSPIRING characters
The circuit features characters who have left their mark on the history of our region. An original tourist attraction unlike any other! Come hear these pioneers tell their stories and learn all about the milestones in their municipalitie’ development in the Coaticook, Memphremagog and even New Hampshire regions.
How does it work ?
Each pioneer is represented in a life-size silhouette cut-out of a Corten steel planel, a magnificent work of art in itself ! The cutout statue permanently installed in a dedicated space that visitors can stop by and visit any time of the year, except January and February.
Each character contains a built-in audio device (you can also use your smartphone) that will talk to you for five minutes in French and five minutes in English. The pioneers tell you all about the history and notable events of their time.
Gardens of Pionneers
Some of the characters are surrounded by a permanent «garden of pionneers »: Arthur O. Norton à Coaticook, Carlton Ayer à Ayer’s Cliff, Charles James Stewart à Hatley et Henrietta Ball-Banting à Stanstead. Each one was created to accompany, embellish, and liven up the steel cutout statue.
Enjoy a CHARMING and CULTURALLY REWARDING
journey on our lovely roads!