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Canton de Hampden

On 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.

Read the article published in La Tribune, on september 22, 2014, by Christine Bureau
«  Un 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 Haut-Saint-François  »

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.

Our 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,
Bury, Newport, La Patrie, Notre-Dame-des-bois, Val-Racine and Milan.


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.
Carte territoire
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 of Val-Racine 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 visit.

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