DescriptionMagog was founded in 1799 by British Loyalists who left the United States after the American Revolutionary War. It is named for nearby lac Memphrémagog, which is the Abenaki word for “vast expanse of water.” The lake as well as the area's rivers, streams and mountains has made Magog a popular vacation resort, offering fishing, hiking, and water and winter sports.
In Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley the Île-du-Marais Nature Trail is reached by a causeway into lac Magog. The trail offers a self-guiding hike around the island April through October. More than 226 species of birds use the island as a nesting ground.
Hop on the Orford Express Tourist Train for a ride that takes in the beautiful scenery between Sherbrooke, Magog's Merry Point and Eastman and includes a gourmet meal and live entertainment; trips depart from the MacPherson Pier in Merry Point Park from May through December. Phone (819) 575-8081 or (866) 575-8081.
Visitor InfoMemphre Tourist Information Bureau 2911 ch. Milletta MAGOG, QC J1X 0R4. Phone:(819)843-2744 or (800)267-2744
Things to SeeRivière aux Cerises Marsh