You might be lamenting the end of summer, but one positive aspect of the changing season is... Everything apple!
While, yes, Pumpkin Spice is the trendy flavour every fall season... Let's not forget just how delicious Quebec apples truly are.
If you’re heading out of town to enjoy the soon-to-be fall foliage, might we suggest adding in a stop or two at some of the province's top apple orchards?
Here are some of our top picks that are only a short drive from Montreal:
Labonté de la Pomme - Verger & Miellerie
Located in Oka, Quebec, Labonté de la Pomme is nestled between the Oka National Park and the Lake of Two Mountains… A true sight to see! Enjoy an afternoon of apple picking, followed by an unforgettable gastronomic experience at their Apple Shack! Try some of their gourmet meals that are made from their land to your table.
Verger Labonté is situated on Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot and offers a unique eco-friendly experience for its visitors. From apple to pumpkin picking, visitors can also try out one of their corn mazes on the property from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 3pm!
One of Quebec’s well-known farms near Montreal, Quinn Farm is just a 40 minute drive from downtown Montreal. Their seasonal farm offers visitors everything from apple and pumpkin picking, and everything in between. While you’re there, make sure to say hey to the many farm animals living on the property!
La Tête dans les Pommes
Certified organic farm by Ecocert Canada, La Tête dans les Pommes offers over 25 varieties of apples for visitors to choose from! From tractor rides to activities for kids, this orchard is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm until October 23rd. Located in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, make sure to stop by their shop and pick some of their many organic products!