Magog

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Magog showing a marina

On the northern shores of Lake Memphremagog is a town famous for its breathtaking scenery, watersports, wine and festivals.

Picturesque and laidback Magog is a paradise for outdoor lovers. Its attractions range from summer and winter sports to vineyards, cultural festivals and scenic trails. Visit French-speaking Magog at the northern end of Lake Memphremagog where it straddles the Magog River, surrounded by mountains and rolling countryside.

At beautiful Lake Memphremagog, enjoy year-round relaxation and recreation. In summer the beaches of Plage de la Baie-de-Magog and Plage des Cantons are ideal for picnics, swimming and sunbathing. Explore the calm glacial water via paddleboat, kayak, fishing boat or cruise boat. Watch for Memphré, a fabled long-necked lake monster. In winter try ice-skating and ice-fishing on the frozen waters.

Magog’s main street, Rue Principale, skirts the lake and the north banks of the Magog River. Here you’ll find art galleries, museums, boutique stores, cafés and restaurants. Investigate the displays of naïve art at the Museé International d’art naïf de Magog. Watch live music performances and attend theater productions at Le Vieux Clocher de Magog.

Find more opportunities for outdoor recreation within walking distance of downtown Magog. Follow hiking trails through wetlands and thick woods at Marais de la Riviere aux Cerises. Navigate the maze at Labyrinthe Magog and stroll through the garden at Jardin du Grand Ben. Alternatively, relax in the thermal spas, baths and saunas of the Nordic Spa Station.

Magog is known for its wine-making heritage too. Take a guided tour of vineyards such as Vignoble le Cep d’Argent. Visit the town in September for the Magog-Orford Grape Harvest Festival, when up to 150 exhibitors offer wine tastings and cooking workshops along with live music and grape-crushing demonstrations. Other town festivals include the summer Circuit des arts Memphremagog, which showcases the work of regional artists.

Magog is less than a 90-minute drive from Montreal. Rent a car or bike and visit nearby Mount Orford, home to the Station de Ski du Mount Orford. Hike, cycle or ski along the trails amid the forests and lakes of the stunning Parc National du Mont-Orford.

Au Sommet du Lac Magog
Au Sommet du Lac Magog
3.5 out of 5
1495 Chemin de la Rivière, Magog, QC
The price is CA $75 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Situated in Magog, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Memphremagog, Magog River Gorge, and Karting Orford. Memphremagog Lake Beach and Merry House are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (45 reviews)
"Beautiful setting, quiet and not far from Magog ."

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2021

Au Sommet du Lac Magog
Auberge Du Grand Lac
Auberge Du Grand Lac
3 out of 5
40, Rue Merry Sud, Magog, QC
The price is CA $93 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Located in the heart of Magog, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magog Marine and Vieux Clocher. Memphremagog Lake Beach and Escapades Memphrémagog ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (546 reviews)
"Will return in the future"

Reviewed on Dec. 31, 2021

Auberge Du Grand Lac
Comme Chez Soi Restaurant & Auberge
Comme Chez Soi Restaurant & Auberge
3 out of 5
3219 PRINCIPALE OUEST (ROUTE 112), Magog, QC
The price is CA $75 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Situated in a regional park, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mont-Orford National Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Mont Orford Ski Area. Lac Orford and Spa Nordic ...
4/5 Very Good! (264 reviews)
"Warm welcome from the staff, beautiful, sparkling clean room, extremely comfortable bed, efficient A/C and heat, separate heater in bathroom, great shower. Separate alcove with mini-fridge, coffee-maker and kitchen-style sink (would have been even better to also have a microwave). Balcony and windows ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2021

Comme Chez Soi Restaurant & Auberge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Condo of the Inn on the shore of Lake Memphremagog
Condo of the Inn on the shore of Lake Memphremagog
Magog, QC
The price is CA $135 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Located in Magog, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Lake Memphremagog and Memphremagog Lake Beach. Magog ...
5/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"An ideal location for a romantic getaway. The condo is both warm and cozy and in excellent, spotless condition. Loved spending a few days here over the Christmas holiday"s. Looking forward to spending time here during the summer months and take advantage of the spacious balcony overlooking Lake ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 3, 2022

Condo of the Inn on the shore of Lake Memphremagog
O'berge du Village
O'berge du Village
3 out of 5
261, rue Merry Sud, Magog, QC
The price is CA $170 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Memphremagog and Memphremagog Lake Beach. Magog Marine and Merry House are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (39 reviews)
"Comfortable condos within walking distance of downtown"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

O'berge du Village
La Dame-de-l'eau of Chalet Memphré in Magog, Eastern Townships - Southière Beach
La Dame-de-l'eau of Chalet Memphré in Magog, Eastern Townships - Southière Beach
Magog, QC
Situated on a lake, this romantic chalet is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Memphremagog and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memphremagog Lake Beach and Mont-Orford National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Très beau chaleureux chalet dans un coin tranquille! Merci beaucoup.
"J’ai loué le chalet pour les vacances à mon copain et moi!"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2022

La Dame-de-l'eau of Chalet Memphré in Magog, Eastern Townships - Southière Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Magog

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4/5 - Good

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Mar 31, 2020

We had dinner at Benito's restaurant next door which was had excellent service and food.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 15, 2020

Since they have resurfaced main street you have to be very careful when driving. Pay attention to the cyclists and to anyone opening their car door. The street is very narrow. They've made the sidewalks more pedestrian friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 20, 2019

Magog was excellent but motel nope. Got back to hotel late and the front of hotel dark no light working in front of my door. Plus Desk hours from 8am till 8pm so forget about getting anything at these hours.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 29, 2019

J’y retourne demain matin avec plaisir

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 10, 2019

Like I said before, the main street was under construction so was a bit awkward, however, we worked around the situation. We have been to Magog 5X now and will go back again because we find it so relaxing there but we will wait for another 2-3 yrs.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 22, 2019

Beautiful picturesque city.

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