St-Georges-de-Windsor, Quebec, Canada: Cow-Shaped Observation Tower

An unusual design for a scenic vantage point in Quebec.
Address:
4E Rang, St-Georges-de-Windsor, PQ, Canada
Directions:
A couple miles SW of town, west of Hwy 249 along 4E Rang. Thirty minutes north of Sherbrooke and two-and-a-half hours south of Quebec City.
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Cow-Shaped Observatory

Despite its extremely long name, St-Georges-de-Windsor is a tiny village nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Instead of building a conventional observation tower, the nearby towns asked Mrs. Josee Perreault, a local artist, to create an original project. They wanted a platform that would fit in a rural environment but would be an attraction in itself. The base of the platform consists of huge painted boulders that represent a cow lying in a field. The rest area is located on a hill which is apparently the highest point in the area. When the sky is clear, you have a 360-degree view of the eastern townships. It is a very popular spot among astronomy observers, both professional and amateur.

[Genevieve Lauziere, 04/21/2008]
Cow-Shaped Observation Tower

Local artist helped the town create a novel scenic overlook crafted from painted boulders. The boulders and painted head resemble a cow that has collapsed in a field. It's still the highest point in the area.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/30/2007]

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