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Magog`s name came from lac Memphremagog, which was named for an Abenaki Indian word meaning `vast expanse of water`, this popular resort area has plenty of offer. Mountains, streams and lac Memphremagog all provide countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Visitors can fish, waterski, parasail, canoe, kayak, windsurf and pedal boat. Fabulous mountain hiking and cycling trails offer breathtaking views of nature`s beauty. Hikers will enjoy the nearby Ile-du-Marais Nature Trail. A hike around this island may reveal some of the 226 species of birds that nest here. Another popular spot is Mont-Orford Provincial Park with mature sugar maple forest carpets hill and dale, welcoming visitors to Parc national du Mont-Orford. Discover the park's mountains, hills, and ponds-a fascinating mix of plant and wildlife habitats. Whether it's hiking along a trail, cycling along La Montagnarde trail, climbing to the summit of Mont Orford, relaxing a few days at the Jouvence Vacation Resort, or listening to a classical symphony at the Centre d'Arts Orford, you'll enjoy exploring this park! The quality of its winter offerings makes this a highly valued park ... in every season. The site of several ski slopes, the mountain reaches 2,795 feet. Numerous trails are waiting to be explored.
The park is also a center for the arts, offering plays, films, art exhibits and performances by well-known artists at the Centre d' Arts Orford. Memphremagog lake offers clean beaches where you can swim, do windsurfing and a whole lot of activities! The Vendanges – It`s a big festival to celebrate the time when grapes are collected from the vines! There is a masked ball, a lot of dancing, funny games like grape squishing with your feet, great food and even better wines!
You`ll find a little bit of everything on Magog`s Main Street -- from restaurants to art galleries to nightclubs to souvenir shops. One can easily spend an entire afternoon popping in and out of the different boutiques. The Magog area, is home to some of the most beautiful lands in Canada.