Magog-Orford region voted most “Plein Air”
TheMagog-Orford region finished in first place in the Palmares des municipalités Radio-Canada Geo Plein Air, launched last March. In this second edition of the contest, the public was invited to vote for the most ‘outdoor’ municipality in Quebec from among the 54 selected by members of the editing team of the magazine Geo Plein Air. By voting, the public created a top ten list of municipalities that distinguished themselves by the quantity, quality and variety of natural attractions and the infrastructure dedicated to non-motorized, outdoor activities: parks, cycling trails, canoeing rivers, skiable areas, walking trails, mountain biking, etc.
The Magog-Orford region made a good impression with its Mont Orford Park and ski station, the trails of the Riviere aux Cerises marsh, its almost forty kilometers of cycling trails and Lake Memphremagog.
“We thank everyone who showed their enthusiasm for our region by voting for it in the contest,” commented Vicki May Hamm, mayor of Magog, and Jean-Pierre Adam, mayor of Canton Orford and president of the socio-economic development committee of the Memphremagog MRC. “The region offers extraordinary resources for outdoor enthusiasts and I am happy that our numerous attractions have been recognized in this way by the public,” added Mr. Adam. In front of one of the region’s bicycle paths we see mayor of Canton d’Orford, and mayor of Magog, both proud of their first position in the Palmarès des municipalités Radio-Canada Géo Plein Air.