The best apple picking spots near Montreal

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colours and the orchards are blooming with beautiful apples just waiting to be plucked. Pack up your little ones (or your best pals!) and make the most of apple picking season at one of these orchards near Montreal.

Les Vergers Lafrance

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1473 Principale, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, QC J0N 1M0

You’ll find apples aplenty here, but also cider, brandy and Amorak apple-flavoured vodka – but don’t go looking for this stuff in the trees. You’ll have to visit their shop to sample the good stuff. Make it a family trip to Verger Lafrance to enjoy the outdoors, apple picking and much more. They’re open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, located on the chemin Principal in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac.

Vergers Denis Charbonneau (Crêperie)

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575, rang de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, QC J0J 1K0

In addition to picking (and tasting!) apples, you’ll also be able to sample homemade cider or enjoy a delicious traditional crêpe bretonne. You’ll find nearly 30,000 apple trees and 15 varieties of apples in these orchards, including Honeycrisp, Belmac, Empire and Red Delicious. Les vergers et la cidrerie Denis Charbonneau (Denis Charbonneau Orchards and Cidery) are located on the Rang de la Montagne, in Mont-St-Grégoire.

Pommeraie d'Or

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173, ch de Marieville RR 4, Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0

The Lavoie family of Rougement has been living its passion for over 30 years: the apple in all its variants. In the autumn, you can pick the Lobo, Gala, McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland and Empire varieties here. There’s also a boutique located on site, which sells maple products, cider vinegar and more. You’ll also find an apple interpretation centre onsite. Visit the Pommeraie d'Or on the chemin de Marieville, in Rougemont.

Les Jardins D'Emilie

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1255, rang Double RR 4, Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0

At this orchard on rang Double in Rougemont, family comes first. Play areas, a mini-farm and free walks await your little ones and are sure to bring out plenty of smiles and laughter on an autumn day. In addition to all the apple picking fun you can handle, they offer gourmet products like curry apple butter, port jelly, spreads and much more.

Tartopom

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330, rang de la Montagne RR 5, Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0

Tartopom is not only an orchard, but also a maple grove and an outdoor café. In the fall, people gather here to pick apples of the Paula Red, Lobo, McIntosh, Spartan, Empire, Cortland and Golden Russett varieties, plus pears, if the season extends a bit. To get there, follow the rang de la Montagne, in Rougemont.

La magie de la pomme

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925 rang de la Fresnière, Mirabel, QC J7R 4K3

Part of the M.C. Dubeault Farm, a family-owned establishment that has operated for two centuries in the Saint-Eustache region, La magie de la pomme opened its doors a little over 20 years ago. Jn their vast expanse of land, you’ll find an orchard, a maple grove, corn and soya fields, as well as pumpkin and squash crops. Visit their website to find details about their numerous group activities. The magic happens on the chemin Fresnière, in Saint-Eustache.

Les Vergers Petit et fils

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1020, ch de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

Pick-your-own apples, a cidery and a boutique (open all year round), as well as a creperie (open weekends all year) awaits you at Petit & Fil on chemin de la Montagne in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Starting in September, you’ll have your pick of McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland and Empire apples. Enjoy!

Vergers Rockburn Orchards Les

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2644, 202 Rte E, Hinchinbrooke, QC J0S 1E0

The operators of this orchard have been apple growers for three generations now, so you can bet they know what they’re doing. Picnic areas await you under some 12,000 apple trees, as well as apple and cider products. You can find all of this on route 202, in Hinchinbrooke.

Labonté de la Pomme

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405 rang de l'Annonciation, Oka, QC J0N 1E0

An orchard and a honey house all in the same place? It’s a two-for-one! At this orchard, everything is done according to eco-responsible principles, which means that everything is biodegradable or reusable, the orchard is free of herbicides, and crop residue is composted. Visit the cabane à pommes (apple shack), which offers delicious snacks cooked in a wood-fired oven. Treat yourself by making your way to the rang l'Annonciation, in Oka.

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