Discover the Most Popular Orchards for Apple Picking in Montreal
Its true, summer is winding down this August in Montreal. Sadly, summer concert series and festivals are coming to a close, and those movie nights in the park will soon be over. But that sure doesn’t mean that you need to relegate yourself to indoor life or even get your winter coat ready just yet. This fall, you still have a healthy pick of outdoor activities, and none of them is a more wholesome favorite outdoor past time for Montrealers than apple picking.
Montreal has some truly photogenic orchard locations perfect for outdoor picnicking less than an hour outside city-limits. So if you are looking for a fresh day-out excursion from the city, just grab your jacket, some friends or co-workers (and maybe a bottle of wine or cider) and follow our guide to the top 3 orchards just outside Montreal!
If you are cider drinker, then you’ll truly appreciate the famous orchard, Vergers La France. You won’t want to miss a tour of their cider house, which produces their recognizable cider products found around the world. Of course, those just out for fresh apples and the outdoors will be completely satisfied with the orchard found in the Lower Laurentians, an area renown for its quality apples.
If you want entertainment, this is the place to head out to. Vergers Petit et Fils, at the foot of Mt. Saint-Hilaire, greets its guests with tons of things to do which include a real animal farm with tractor rides, a giant hedge maze, an amusement park, and more. After a day of fun you can stop off at their restaurant, Petit et Fils Pancake Restaurant, with over 100 different menu combinations you can try.
Just 20 minutes outside of the city, Quinn Farms will give you fantastic apple picking in Montreal but that’s not all. You can all your strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, squash and even Christmas trees here. If you want to save a trip to the grocery store, you can also pick up tons of local produce, homemade sausages, and baked goods.
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