Autumn is falling upon us (see what I did there?) and with the approach to the new season comes the anticipation of fun activities to make the next couple months even more enjoyable. Really, autumn is the best season of the year!
There's more to fall than just pumpkin picking and haunted houses, though. One of the most fun things to do this year is apple picking! There are incredible orchards all around Montreal that let you pick as many apples as your heart desires, enjoy other fall festivities, and of course indulge in all the apple-themed goodies you can think of! You need to go apple picking this Autumn, and luckily you now have a complete list of the best places to choose from.
Hours: 8AM to 6PM everyday of the week.
Only a 40 minute drive from Montreal, this is the place to go if you're an apple cider enthusiast, as an incredible cider factory is on location for you to try the deliciously fresh drink. You can also enjoy tractor rides, an animal farm and of course, apple picking!
Hours: 8AM to 5PM everyday of the week.
This place isn't only an apple orchard, it also doubles as a sugar shack! Take a ride on a old-fashion horse drawn carriage and try a classic Breton crepe. You can pick your very own apples and mix and match all the different types until October 31, and the drive is only 40 minutes outside of the city!
Hours: 1:00PM to 5:30PM weekdays, 9AM to 4:30PM weekends
You won't believe your eyes when you see the giant apple-shaped labyrinth on the farm. There's three different levels of the maze, including a "horror" route for those that aren't faint-of-heart. If you're strictly there for all things apples, you'll find 20 varieties of apple waiting to be picked as well as a farm bistro full of the delicious fruit in different styles. Definitely worth the hour drive from Montreal!
Hours: 8AM to 7PM weekdays
This place already sounds amazing enough when you hear it's only 40 minutes outside of Montreal, but it gets even better. The orchard boasts an incredible cider house, making the homemade drink with their very own apples. The farm also hosts treasure hunts for kids as well as tractor rides for the entire family.
Hours: 9AM to 5PM weekdays
If you're looking for the classic fall hay maze, this is the place to go. It gets better, this is where you go to try incredible apple treats, such as apple caramel and apple BBQ sauce. You can also book some pretty amazing group packages that let you pick apples, try some amazing apple desserts and of course... drink cider! All this and more is just an hour away from Montreal.
Hours: 10AM to 4PM Thursday to Sunday
Exactly one hour from Montreal you'll find this incredible farm known for amazing apple picking, tire pyramid, hay slide and more! This is where you want to go for incredible activities for the entire family. Not only can you pick apples here, but come back for both pumpkins and Christmas trees! Definitely a must see place ASAP.
Hours: 10AM to 5PM everyday of the week
You want to go here for the cute country store filled with farm products ready to take home, as well as the fun free backpack you recieve when you go to pick apples on the farm. You'll also find it hard to avoid the incredible bistro full of sweets and the massive fields filled with both apples and pumpkins. At less than an hour away from Montreal, you won't want to miss the fall festivities here.
Happy apple picking season, Montreal!