Canton de Hampden
the occasion of the first edition of the «Regards
vers le Haut» event organized by the MRC and CLD
(Centre local de développement) during fall 2014, 14
municipalities of the MRC had the chance to express
their vision of the long term needs of the
region. Each municipality also participated in
a video - under the direction of Sébastien Croteau -
to presente itself, to talk about their
accomplishments, the difficulties they face and
challenges to come.
Click on the image on the right to view the video
of Canton de Hampden on Youtube.
the article published in La Tribune, on september
22, 2014, by Christine Bureau
premier sommet réussi pour le Haut-Saint-François
Read the article published on Estrie Plus, on
October 8th, 2014, by Jean-Claude Vézina
Un regard vers le Haut collectif de la MRC du
Canton de Hampden
is located in the Cantons-de-l'Est
in the MRC du Haut-Saint-François.
It rests against Mont Mégantic
of which a third of the park, Le Pain de
sucre and La
Montagne de Franceville,
is part of the territory of Hampden. The
township's population is around 217 inhabitants
and though there is no agglomeration centre to
speak of, there are many residences as well
as farms, chalets and expansive wooded areas.
territory occupies 110 square km.s and is shaped
around the town of Scotstown in a horseshoe-like
design. We are located halfway between the
city of Sherbrooke and the town of Lac-Mégantic
about 45-50 km in each direction.
The surrounding villages are Scotstown, Lingwick,
You'll reach the U.S. border in Maine when
traveling in the direction toward Lac Mégantic on
Route 214 Est.
And you'll reach the New Hampshire U.S. border
when traveling on Route 257 Sud,
which is in the opposite direction, going towards
La Patrie and Chartierville.
The residents of Hampden, vacationers and visitors
enjoy an exceptionnal panorama with the Mont
Mégantic and the Rivière-au-Saumon
that roughly follows Route 257.
The municipality is also just around the corner
from the Réserve écologique Samuel-Brisson
(in the territory
of the municipality
where many species of birds, wild animals and an
Appalachian flora can be observed and enjoyed.
We hope that the enchanting view of our
surroundings and the country fresh air will invite
you to come for a visit or perhaps settle in
permanently. Talk about it with your friends
and family. You may find a little piece of heaven
that you can call home, right here in the
beautiful Canton de Hampden.
Have a nice