Our Activities

Experience the PENS differently. An array of activities for young and young at heart are available throughout the year.
Become a member and receive discounts on some of the PENS activities. 

Bird Hikes 

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for a hike with Jason Campbell, bilingual bird guide.

For the curious to the dedicated ornithologist, these hikes are destined for all levels of bird lover! Bring your binoculars and your field guide (if you have one) and come and join us to welcome the birds arriving from the south. You need to wear a mask for the activity.

Meeting Point:

Saturday May 4th (7am to 10am): Sutton's Curling Club, parking lot, 26 Pleasant street, Sutton

Sunday May 12th (7am to 10am): Sutton's Curling Club, parking lot, 26 Pleasant street, Sutton

Saturday May 18th (7am to 10am): Hotel Horizon, lower parking lot, 297 Maple, Sutton

Sunday May 19th (7pm to 9pm): Sutton's Curling Club, parking lot, 26 Pleasant street, Sutton

Saturday May 25th (7am to 10am): Pens, ticket booth, 900 Réal, Sutton

Sunday June 2th (7am to 10am): Sutton's Curling Club, parking lot, 26 Pleasant street, Sutton

Saturday June 8th (7am to 10am): Hotel Horizon, lower parking lot, 297 Maple, Sutton

Cost: Voluntary contribution (suggested amount 20$ per person). A trail acces ticket or an annual PENS membership is required on May 25 (daily access available on site or online).

Reservation mandatory 514 266-9229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Participate in the number of hikes you want.

Bring your binoculars, good shoes and a bird identification guide (if you have one)!

 

Spring & Automn's clean up 

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Saturday May 25th from 10 am to 3 pm - beer and pizza at the end of the day!

*postponed until the following day if it rains

Please register before May 15th

Meeting place: welcome booth, 800 chemin Réal

For registration or more informations: https://form.jotform.com/202234337123241

 

Astronomy & Photography

Astronomie 2023

Guided starry sky photography tour (complete)

Samer from Zenderfull takes you on a stellar experience to raise your awareness of sky observation, light pollution, astronomy and the outdoors, while immersing you in an exceptionnal experience through photography.

Friday August 2nd - 8pm to 11:35pm

Reservation and information: https://www.zenderfull.com/escapades

Cost: 50$

 

Moonlight Hike

Reservation required to know where and when it starts, and to be advised if we have to cancel

Information and reservation: https://form.jotform.com/220954170574255

Information and reservation for Les Pas pressés hike: https://www.jotform.com/241853930597265

Cost: $7 PENS members or $15 for non-member (includes trail access fee).

Saturday July 20th, 2024  Round Top  information and reservation: https://form.jotform.com/220954170574255

Saturday July 20th, 2024  Lac Spruce (more leisurely with Les Pas Pressés) - https://www.jotform.com/build/233544057574258

Saturday August 17th, 2024  Dos d'Orignal 

Saturday August 17th, 2024  Sommet des Hollandais (more leisurely with Les Pas Pressés)

Saturday September 14th, 2024 Lac Spruce (more leisurely with Les Pas Pressés)

Saturday October 19th, 2024  Round Top

 

The great Automn Hike (September 21st)

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Meet at the welcome booth at 8h30 a.m.

Allow 5 to 6 hours minimum for this demanding hike, depending on whether your a sportsman or a contemplative hiker.

Bring a snack, plenty of water, walking poles if you whish and a good raincoat. This activity is not recommended for novices as the route is long and demanding (many ascents and descents).

Cost: Pens or Sentiers de l'Estrie members, 7$ - Others 15$

Registration MANDATORY: https://form.jotform.com/221213515792249

Mushroom Workshop (coming soon)

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Once again, Paul Dorion is offering to share his passion for the incredible world of mycology that he has had since the age of five; and of course, all the knowledge he has aquired over the years.

The Wild Mushroom Identification workshops consist of a full day activity, from 9:30am-4:00pm and only costs $60 per person (free for children under the age of 12 years old).

* Paul can be available on other days if you wish to participate but cannot attend on a Saturday. 

To register, select a date and sign up by responding to the below email, phone number or on Paul’s Facebook page.

Saturday July 27th

Saturday August 3rd, 17th, 31st

Saturday September 14th and 28th

For information AND registration (mandatory) contact: Paul Dorion, Champignons des Cantons, au (450) 538-3469 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club des Godasses

Club des Godasses

The Club des Godasses is a select club for over-50s interested in the trails of the Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton. Hikes are free for members or $8 per hike for non-members (except for the Village-Montagne trail and Chute du Pekan, which are free).

 

Monday's Pas Pressés

The Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton organizes forest immersions with no specific distance or performance objectives, focusing instead on contact with nature, contemplation and the poetry of the place.

Les ''Pas Pressés'' are aimed at anyone wishing to take a more meditative approach to hiking in the forest. A walk of around two hours is envisaged. Departure is at 9:30 am. The meeting place will be e-mailed to you after registration. The location may be elsewhere than the park, but always in the area. Don't forget your poles!

To register, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 450-538-2121.

 

Tuesday's Enthusiasts (starting May 21)

Hikes take place year-round on Tuesdays every two weeks at 8:30 a.m. (3 to 4 hours - 8 to 10 km). You'll need to be in very good physical shape for this fast-paced, longer-distance hike, and be well equipped: walking shoes or boots, poles, water bottle, appropriate clothing depending on the weather and time of year, crampons and headlamp in winter.

You'll receive an e-mail every two weeks telling you where to meet, but often it's at the park welcome station at 800 chemin Réal. In the event of cancellation, we'll notify you the day before the hike.

A few surprise outings will be added to the regular hikes. If you're interested, send us your contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Wednesday Godasses

Hikes take place all year round on Wednesdays at 4pm (2 hours maximum - around 5 km). You'll need to be fit enough to hike in the mountains on rock and root paths, and be well equipped: walking shoes or boots, poles, water bottle, appropriate clothing depending on the weather and time of year, crampons and headlamp in winter.

You'll receive an e-mail every week telling you where to meet, but it's often at the park welcome station at 800 chemin Réal. In the event of cancellation, we will notify you no later than 1 p.m. on the day of the hike.

If you are interested, please send your contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

800, chemin Réal
(altitude 520) Sutton
Phone : (450) 538-4085
info@parcsutton.com

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