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 the PENS activities. 

Moonlight Hike

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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

Cost: $10 PENS members or $15 for non-member (includes trail access fee).

Saturday February 24th, 2024  sommet des Hollandais

Saturday March 23rd, 2024  point de vue des Aménagistes

The great Automn Hike

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September 9th - Round Top at Mont Echo

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

Allow 5 to 6 hours 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, 10$ - Others 15$

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

Bird Hikes 

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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)!

Mushroom Workshop 

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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.

Sorry, all dates are booked!

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.

2023 Automn Shore

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Saturday November 4rd, from 10 am to 3 pm - beer and pizza at the end of the day!

Meeting place: to come

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

Club des Godasses

Club des Godasses

 New: also Mondays every two weeks from May 22 !

The Club des godasses is a select club for people aged 50 and over who are interested in the trails of the Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton. The hikes are free for members or 8$ per hike for non-members (except for the Village-Montagne trail which is free). They take place all year round on Mondays morning at 8:30 am (every two weeks), last around 4 hours and on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and last a maximum of 2 hours (around 5 km). You must be in good enough shape to walk in the mountains on rock and root trails and be well equipped: walking shoes or boots, poles, bottle of water, adequate clothing depending on the weather and the time of year, crampons and headlamp in winter.

You will receive an email every week indicating the meeting place, but most of the time it is at the Pens reception desk at 800 chemin Réal. In case of cancellation we will advise no later than 1 p.m. on the day of the hike.

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

 

Astronomy & Photography

Astronomie 2023

Guided starry sky photography tour

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.

Thursday August 24th - 7pm to 11pm

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

Cost: 40$

 

 

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

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