Although the Eastern Townships are often associated with mountainous landscapes, this region also holds coastal gems. The beaches of the Eastern Townships, discreet yet enchanting, offer peaceful retreats along sparkling lakes. Soft sandy shores line bodies of water such as Lake Memphremagog, in Magog and lakes Stukely and Fraser, both in Orford, creating havens for summer relaxation. Whether for family picnics, refreshing swims, or simply savoring the sunset on tranquil shores, the beaches of the Eastern Townships add a surprising dimension to this picturesque region of Quebec.

Parc National du Mont-Orford

  • 4 minutes from Orford Chalets
  • 2 beaches with supervision
    • Stukely beach
    • Fraser beach
  • Daily paid access to Parc National du Mont-Orford
  • Paid beach access parking - online or on premises
    • If you have an Annual Card of Parc National du Mont-Orford or of SEPAQ's parks, you get a 25 % rebate on the daily beach access parking
  • Parking rates
  • Nautical activities offered at beach sites (rental fees):
    • Paddleboard
    • Canoe
    • Kayak
    • Paddleboat
    • Rowboat
  • Website

If you have an annual card you don't have to pay the park entry fee. If you intend to go to Parc National du Mont-Orford 4 days and more, it might be more advantageous to by an annual card.


  • 9 minutes from Orford Chalets
  • 3 public beaches
    • Plage des Cantons
    • Plages Est et Ouest - Parc de la Baie-de-Magog
  • Free access to beach
  • Paid parking

Other beaches and lakes

Eastern Township Tourism Office has a list of different beaches and lakes in different areas of the Eastern Townships.

Lac à l'Écluse

  • Walking distance from Orford Chalets
  • Private lake accessible to vacationers renting a chalet from us (free)
  • Small beach (grass)
  • No supervision
  • Possibility to bring your own kayak or SUP (paddleboard)
    • You must bring them back with you at the end of the day