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A couple at Ferme Marineau's pumpkin patch in Laval. Right: A bubble tent in the forest at Hébergement Les Pieds sur Terre.

A couple at Ferme Marineau's pumpkin patch in Laval. Right: A bubble tent in the forest at Hébergement Les Pieds sur Terre.

Now that festival season is coming to an end, we can focus on the upcoming autumn of love. Goodbye summer... you will be missed. But honestly, public pools and 5à7 at rooftop bars aren't the most romantic things in the world.

With its moody aesthetic and blanket-requiring temperatures, fall is the season for intimate quality time with your favourite person.

Here are nine fall date ideas around Montreal.

Hike Mont-Saint-Hilaire

Honestly, you can simply go up to the Mont-Royal lookout to take in the fall colours. But if you're seeking a change of scenery, we recommend you visit the adorable community of Mont-Saint-Hilaire with your partner — only 45 minutes from Montreal. Discover picturesque fall scenes as you drive across the town and neighbouring municipality Beloeil.

For the best views, buy a $9 day pass for access to the Galt Reserve and hike up the town's eponymous hill. Trails range in length from 10 minutes to three hours.

Get Mesmerized By The Lights At The Botanical Garden

Hundreds of lanterns will light up the Botanical Garden during its festival of lights from September 2 to October 31. The theme this year is "An Ode to the Moon."

Tickets are $16.50 for Montreal residents.

Walk Hand In Hand At A Pumpkin Patch

Any autumn bucket list in Quebec should include pumpkin picking. You are spoilt for choice in la belle province. At Ferme Marineau in Laval, the sunflowers will soon be replaced by thousands of big orange fruits for the beginning of spooky season.

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Sleep In A Bubble Tent With Your Bae

About a one-hour drive from downtown, lovebirds can escape to the woods with a romantic glamping experience out of the ordinary. Hébergement Les Pieds sur Terre currently has three bubble tents where guests can sleep under the stars. A fourth bubble with jaccuzi access is coming on September 20 and reservations are already open for this autumn.

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Go For A Stroll Through A Provincial Park

A romantic escapade to one of the Sépaq national parks is definitely worth it during fall. Close to Montreal, the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno and Parc national d'Oka are easy destinations for a leaf-peeping day trip.

A single day pass is $9.25.

Go Apple Picking With Your Partner

Embrace the cliché and go apple picking! There are numerous orchards in the Montreal area.

The Instagram posts from La magie de la pomme in Saint-Eustache speak for themselves. Their apple season starts on September 3.

Overcome Your Fears At Fright Fest

From October 2 to 31, monsters are back at La Ronde for the annual Fright Fest, and everyone knows visiting a haunted house is a classic date idea.

Hold hands as you dodge the zombies wandering the park grounds.

Tickets for Fright Fest start at $39.99.

Zipline Though The Foliage

An original way to make the most of fall foliage if you're not afraid of heights. Or you can count on your S.O. to motivate you to take the plunge at Tyroparc.

Tickets start at $77.

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Drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes Together

Spice up your coffee date by grabbing this autumn treat to go and walk around the parks downtown. You have many local options besides Starbucks for a café crawl.

    Charlotte Hoareau
    Staff Writer
    Charlotte Hoareau is a Staff Writer for MTL Blog focused in things to do in Montreal and Montreal weather. She is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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