Unveiling of 10 active circuits to move outdoors!
The Town of Sutton is proud to present the map of its ten active circuits designed to encourage walking, running or cycling from the village, using small roads and some trails criss-crossing Sutton. Their inauguration will take place next Tuesday, January 18, at 1 p.m.
A process of awareness to physical exercise
This project, led by the department of recreation, community life and culture, is part of our action plan “Coeur villageois”, an initiative of Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est which aims to develop our living environment in harmony with its tourist appeal. It also responds to the approach of our Municipal Policy for Families and Seniors, one of whose objectives is to promote the active mobility of the population of Sutton.
Mayor Robert Benoît is delighted with the outcome of this project: ” These circuits add to the numerous active possibilities to move in Sutton. We encourage all our citizens to use them for the pleasure of rediscovering some of Sutton’s magnificent viewpoints.”
A variety of routes
Ten colour-coded circuits ranging from 1.5 to 8.5 km offer you the possibility to practise a great outdoor activity with your family, friends or alone, by choosing the degree of physical requirements that suits you. The map provides information on the length of the routes, viewpoints, water features, park locations and other practical information. A more detailed description of the routes can be found on the town’s website on the new active circuits page.
To obtain a copy of the map: download it here, view it on the community bulletin board next to the post office or at the Goyette Hill Park chalet, or pick up a printed copy at the Tourist Information Centre (24A Principale Street North).
Please note that you can walk these trails with your dog, as long as it is kept on a leash and that you have bags to pick up its droppings.
The inauguration with Coop Gym Santé Sutton
In order to launch and publicize these ten active circuits, the Coop Gym Santé Sutton has joined the project within the framework of its walking club and will propose an outing open to all, at 1:00 p.m., during the next three Tuesdays, that is to say January 18th, January 25th and February 1st. Groups will be formed and accompanied by four volunteers from the Coop, depending on the number of participants and the choice of routes. Thank you to the organization for this great initiative!
Terms and conditions for the circuits accompanied by the Coop Gym Santé Sutton:
- Open to all, with the sole condition that you can walk a minimum of 1.5 km.
- No reservation required; four groups of 20 people are possible.
- Meet in the parking lot of the Coop Gym Santé Sutton, 50 Principale Street North.
- Departure at 1:00 p.m. sharp; arrive 5 minutes before.
- Duration of the walk: between 30 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on the circuit chosen.
- Distancing measures applied; no vaccination passport required.
The Mayor and representatives of the Town will be present on Tuesday, January 18, at 1:00 p.m., for the inauguration of our active circuits with the Coop Gym Santé Sutton. Come join us!
Link to the the new active circuits web page
Other possibilities to practise walking in Sutton: Walking club of the Coop Gym Santé Sutton, Club des godasses du PENS. Consult the Winter 2022 Program, Sports and Physical Activities section, on our website.