Fall is fast approaching and that means apple season is here!\nIf you're looking to do some apple picking near Montreal, consider these orchards.\nNot too far from the city and beautiful scenery to boot!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt's officially the height of the apple-picking season. With the chilly weather this morning it feels like the perfect time to break out that favourite cable-knit sweater, wrap-around scarf, and Wellies so you can head to your nearest orchard to pick apples to your heart's content.\nThere is no shortage of orchards in Quebec, offering up everything from apples, and pumpkins, to squashes and a load of different fruits to pick from year-round. But if you want to take in a true fall experience and enjoy the start of the leaves turning, September is the time to go.\nDepending on the type of apple varietals, most orchards have been open since mid-August or will open in the first week of September.\nSo now is the time to live out that Hallmark movie dream of apple picking, taking tractor rides, getting adorably lost in corn mazes and ending the day with a wholesome cider and slice of pie.\nWith that in mind, we rounded up 10 of the best apple picking spots that aren't too far from Montreal.\nUnfortunately, because of new government rules, dogs are no longer welcome at most of the orchards. But we did manage to find one if you just can't bear to be away from your pup for too long.\nLa Magie de la Pomme\nWhere: 925 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache\nMagie de la Pomme has been a family run business for over 8 generations now. In the fall you can pick as many apples as you want (or can carry) beginning on September 2, they have a mini-farm and restaurant on-site and in the winters they also have a sugar shack.\nPosted by La magie de la pomme on Monday, October 15, 2018\nCheck out their website here!\nVerger Richard Legault\nWhere: 425 Rue Binette, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac\nThis orchard has been open for apple picking since June. If you have pets, this is the place to go. You can take a leisurely stroll through the trees with Fido since Richard Legault is so dog-friendly. They even have custom-built pet furniture you can check out.\nPosted by Verger Richard Legault on Tuesday, July 30, 2019\nCheck out their website here!\nVergers Écologiques Philion\nWhere: 389 route 202, Hemmingford\nWhatever you plan on using your apples for be it jams, pies or just as a bucket of snacks, this orchard has you covered. They have a huge selection of varietals and will guide you to the right apple type depending on how you plan to use them.\nPosted by Vergers Écologiques Philion on Saturday, October 4, 2014\nCheck out their website here!\nLa Tête Dans Les Pommes\nWhere: 1673 Chemin Principal, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac\nThis is one of the cutest orchards. They have tractor rides, a small farm, picnic areas and everything one would need to keep a child (or yourself) entertained. Oh yeah, and they have over 25 different apple varietals to choose from.\nView this post on Instagram La tête dans les pommes..et voilà! 😁 Cette boîte de bois, communément appelée 'benne', est utilisée pour la récolte. Les pommes y sont déposées très minutieusement par les cueilleurs. 1 benne contient environ 756 lbs de pommes! A post shared by La tête dans les pommes (@latetedanslespommes) on Jun 24, 2019 at 5:52pm PDT\nCheck out their website here!\nREAD MORE: You Can Canoe Through This Water Labyrinth In Quebec During The Peak Of Fall Foliage\nVerger Labonté\nWhere: 2291, blvd. Perrot, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot\nJust 25 minutes from Montreal, the Labonte orchard opens for apple picking season in September. There's a $3.00 entrance fee to the orchards and you can purchase a combo ticket to also get access to the three corn mazes.\nView this post on Instagram Qui inviterez-vous à venir cueillir des pommes en votre compagnie cette année? #verger #vergerlabonté #ileperrot #localbusiness #entreprisequébécoise #nature #familytime #family #famille A post shared by Verger Labonté (@verger_labonte) on Jul 16, 2018 at 6:31am PDT\nCheck out their website here!\nVergers Pierre Tremblay et Fils\nWhere: 375 Rang de la Montagne, Mont Saint-Grégoire\nIt's not just apples you can pick at this orchard. They have raspberries, strawberries, and pumpkins and if you get there in the next couple of weeks you can still pick pears.\nView this post on Instagram 🍎🍎🍎🍎 A post shared by Cristina Lopez (@cristinalopezsm) on Oct 9, 2018 at 6:45am PDT\nCheck out their website here!\nVerger Coeur De Pomme\nWhere: 19 Rang Sainte-Sophie, Oka\nIf you want something a little more serene, give this orchard a try. It's quieter than most of the other orchards near it and has gorgeous views of the lake. They also have a small farm with donkeys, llamas, goats, rabbits, and chickens. And of course, a tractor ride that will take you to the top of the hill. \n View this post on Instagram That time I went apple "picking". Truth be told I never actually picked one. This guy was just outta reach, so a posed for the cute photo & got someone else to pick me one to eat. #delegationqueen A post shared by Bec Conroy (@becconroy) on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:30am PDT\nCheck out their website here!\nPotager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande\nWhere: 154 Rang de la Montagne, Rougemont\nForget the apples. You have to try their sweet potato doughnuts rolled in maple sugar. But really, this orchard has everything you need to have a perfect fall day: corn mazes, tractor rides, play areas, and a petting zoo. You can also pick chili peppers, eggplants and tomatoes until the end of September.\nView this post on Instagram Les premières pommes sont prêtes !!! L’autocueillette s’envient à grand pas nous avons hâte de vous accueillir à la ferme vers la fin août! A post shared by PMR Halte Gourmande (@pmrhaltegourmande) on Aug 10, 2019 at 8:30am PDT\nCheck out their website here!\nQuinn Farm\nWhere: 2495 Blvd. Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot\nQuinn Farm begins apple picking season on August 31. There is an admission cost of $5 but it also gives you access to the tractor rides and animal barn.\nIl nous reste encore des pommes en vente dans notre boutique gourmande et devrions en avoir jusqu’au 24 décembre!...Posted by La Ferme Quinn - Quinn Farm on Friday, November 16, 2018\nCheck out their website here!\nVerger Lacroix et Cidrerie\nWhere: 649 Chemin Principal, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac\nThis cidery also allows guests to pick apples from their orchard. And if you happen to prefer your apples fermented head over to their boutique and test out their ciders, artisanal pastries, apple juice, and BBQ sauce.\nView this post on Instagram 🍎 A post shared by Alice Desormiers (@alicedesormiers) on Sep 28, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT\nCheck out their website here!\nHave a favourite apple-picking spot that isn't on the list? Let us know @MTLBlog on Instagram or Twitter. We're always looking for cool new spots, in Montreal and across the province!