Orchard three apples – 470, rue Principale, Rougemont
For the first time, it will be possible to pick organic apples in this orchard located in Montérégie. As it is one of two orchards in the region that offers organic certification, the visit is worth a detour. Several services are available on site, such as a playground, a picnic area, and product tasting.
Comments on social networks suggest that among the products offered in his shop, the apple and sugar pie and his hot dogs with his homemade apple and cider sausages are must-haves! Also note that animals are welcome in the orchard.
Price: 1 bag of 14 lbs for $14 or 2 bags for $25
The magic of the apple – 925, chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache
Your children will be delighted with their visit, because as soon as they arrive, they will be welcomed by Princess Api! All day it is possible to visit the mini farm, go on a tractor ride, have a picnic and of course pick apples (and even pumpkins).
At the gourmet station, you can take your time to enjoy fresh apple juice and apple doughnuts. You can also do tastings and a gourmet stop in the country store or in the outdoor beer and cider bar.
Price: $20 for 1 bag of 8 to 10 lbs (adult price, Saturday or Sunday). For more details on weekday and weekend prices, visit the website).
Labonté de la pomme – 405, called l’Annonciation, Oka
If you are looking for a simple place to spend the whole day, the family business Labonté de la pomme has a wide range of activities that will keep you busy! You can pick apples here, but also other seasonal fruits and vegetables (for example: pears, plums and squash).
Another on-site service: Apple Shack, which offers meals in the dining room, on the go or as a picnic, and take-out meal boxes (to order). There is also a shop that displays its products.
Children will also be able to have fun as there is a farm, a glass hive for observing bees and a tractor ride. A picnic area, a hiking trail, and even helicopter tours ($) are available on site.
Price: 1 basket of 3 lbs at $7 per person, 1 box of 25 pounds at $30 per family (2 adults, 2 children), 1 box of 55 pounds at $60 per family. Purchase of fruit grants entry to site and activities, otherwise entry costs $4 per person. person.
Monastery of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac – 1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
The beauty of this site is enough to convince you to go and have a look. The monastery of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac in the Eastern Townships is a community of about thirty Benedictine monks. They also make artisan products that you can buy in store, such as cheeses, compotes, spreads and cider.
Price: $1.25/lb, except for Honeycrisp, which is $2/lb. It is also possible to buy pre-made bags for $7.25 / 5 lbs.
Orleans Estate – 1067 Royal Road, Saint-Pierre
Located just 1 km from the Île d’Orléans entrance junction, this area offers 14 varieties of apples for picking. Since it is on the edge of the river, you can enjoy the view of the Île-d’Orléans bridge and the Montmorency waterfalls, sitting on one of its picnic tables or while strolling on his paths.
A farmhouse, outdoor park and tractor rides will delight children. Your canine companion is allowed on the site.
The property also offers tastings of its cider as well as its apple juice and must. Drinking on the terrace if the weather is good!
Price: 15 lbs at $22 and 25 lbs at $32. The price includes access to the estate’s activities and tasting of its products.
Domaine Lafrance – 1473 Main Road, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac
Spend a beautiful afternoon in the Laurentians by visiting the Lafrance estate, which has more than 13,000 apple trees. Family-friendly and spacious, it includes, among other things, playgrounds, picnic areas, a mini farm and a tractor designed for commuting. Apple carts are even available for you.
A bistro with a terrace is open at the weekend. A gourmet fair, a shop and an express market give you the opportunity to buy the estate’s products. You’ll find apple donuts, more than 30 alcoholic beverages and gourmet products (apple mustard, caramels, etc.).
Price: 1 bag of 10 lbs for $15 or 1 bag of 20 lbs for $25. $3 admission and free entry for children under 11.
Falaise Orchard – 3404, route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly
Here’s a perfect little orchard if you’re looking for a quieter spot. As it is on top of a cliff overlooking the river, you can admire a fantastic view. Eleven varieties of apples can be picked during the season. As it is on flat land, the orchard is easily accessible (hence no shuttle).
Price: 1 bag 10 lbs for $11, 1 bag 20 lbs for $19, 1 bushel of 40 lbs for $34