The area

Description

The valley of Upper St. Lawrence region that is yet so close to Montreal and yet so poorly known. That portion of the southernmost province of Quebec; inlaid between the foothills of the Laurentians and the Adirondacks, it is bordered on the north by the Ottawa River and the St. Lawrence River, west by the Ontario border , south to the U.S. border and east by the Richelieu River. It’s still a bit because of the Montérégie Mount Rigaud but it is different from the St-Hyacinthe.

It is a region of plains and valleys (the Champlain Sea had its waves breaking on the flanks of Covey Hill) traveled to beautiful rivers (Richelieu and Châteauguay) and their tributaries. The soil is fertile and agriculture is practiced in a dynamic always changing. Milk production and cultivation of cereals are a major part of the territory, but there are also beautiful vegetables in the region of St-Remi and Sherrington, wonderful orchards near Franklin, maple, various farms, horse breeding farms, organic products and many blueberry.

The Valley of Upper St. Lawrence includes MRC: Beauharnois-Salaberry, Haut-Saint-Laurent, Jardins de Napierville, Roussillon and Vaudreuil-Soulanges. And the main cities are: Valleyfield, Saint-Jean, Châteauguay and Huntingdon.

Near Montreal

Let go south or west, visitors are never more than an hour from Montreal and can be accessed via the Champlain Bridge, the Mercier Bridge or Hwy 40.

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