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Apple Orchard Not Far from Montreal

Apple Picking Montreal 2017

Where to go for apple picking? 

Here is a list of the 4 spots to go apple picking that are not far from Montreal.

Apple Pie, apple crumble, apple jam, apple everything… Fall is definitely apple picking time.

With the leaves turning as red as the apples, fall is the prime time to get out of the city and go enjoy some time in the orchards.

Although Montreal does not have any orchards, there are plenty of them right outside of the city! So grab a jacket, a picnic basket, a camera and some friends, and off you go for a day outside of Montreal!

1. Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande – Pick your fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm

Would you like to have farm fresh fruits and vegetables you pick yourself? Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande is the place to go.

You can get fresh apples, strawberries, corn, tomatoes, eggplant, pumpkins, hot peppers, basil, pickles, kale, brussel sprouts, okra, broccoli, and cabbage just to name a few.

Apple Orchard Not Far from Montreal

You can choose to pick them yourself fresh from the orchard or from their store. In their store you will also find homemade delicious apple potato donuts, spaghetti sauces, salsas, apple bread, honey, jams, apple butter, apple juice, maple syrup and a variety of tarts and pastries. Everything is made with a lot of love and care.

They even have workshops to show you how to preserve your tomatoes, make tomato sauce, fruit jams and more.

This is a place children love too! They have a small farm where you can feed the animals, a parc, a giant (huge) trampoline and a corn labyrinthe to enjoy. They will want to stay for hours!

Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande has received a lot of prizes and distinctions, here are just a few:

  1. Lauréat du prix DéfiOsentreprendre 2017, niveau local MRC de Rouville, catégorie bioalimentaire
  2. Lauréat prix Détermination 2017, concours LADN Montérégie
  3. Prix Bon coup en agroenvironnement 2017, UPA Montérégie
  4. Prix Relève Montérégie 2017, Union des producteurs agricoles Montérégie

Read more on Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande

2. Vergers Petit et Fils

Address: 1020 Chemin de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

Right at the foot of Mont St-Hilaire, you can enjoy a lovely scenery while picking apples in their orchards. Enjoy tractor rides, animal farms, hedge maze and more. If you get hungry, set foot in the Petit & Fils Pancake restaurant and enjoy their extensive menu. Or just buy some apple product in their little shop and go enjoy it on their picnic tables right outside of the orchards (I highly suggest their apple bread and apple butter).


3. Vergers La France

Address: 1020 Chemin de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

If you enjoy cider, this is the place to go! Tour their famous cider house. And try their international award winning ciders made right from the apples of their orchard! Enjoy apple picking in this famous orchard and bring back a few bottles of cider at the end of the day.

apple picking around montreal

4. Quinn Farms

Address: 2495 Boulevard Perrot, L’Île-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4

Located 30 min away from Montreal, Quinn Farms offers apple picking. But that’s not all, you can also pick berries, squash and even choose your own Christmas tree!! This is the place to go if you want to skip a trip to the grocery store and instead buy some local products from this farm.

Apple picking near by

From the Montreal Tips Family:

Happy Apple Picking Everyone!


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Our 5 Favourite Spots for a BBQ in Montreal

Picture Montreal; the sun is shining, bodies are tanning. You’re walking down a residential street. Suddenly your nostrils flutter with pleasure to the scent of burning charcoal. Soon enough, you can taste the burger-veggie pattie- fish-vegan dog grilled to perfection. Mmm, the smell of summer. And you think to yourself, I should’ve paid that extra buck for a place with a patio or backyard. Well, the good news is, Montreal is filled with parks which happen to be some of the best summer barbecue spots the city has to offer!

*Evidently, they are a few rules about drinking in parks that you might want to be aware of.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

1. Parc Jeanne-Mance

Sharing its extremities between the Plateau and the McGill ghetto, with its beach volleyball courts, football field and endless green lawn to lounge around, Parc Jeanne-Mance is an amazing place to host a summer barbecue. There are so many different areas to choose from and more often than not, you’ll hear tam-tams resonating in the distance, Latinos singing and young kids laughing, adding colour to your evening. If you’re seeking for more privacy and are up for a hike, the Parc du Mont-Royal across the street from there would be the perfect fit.

2. Parc du Mont-Royal

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of Central Park in New York City, the Mont-Royal is home to runners, bikers, dogs, medieval fighters, tam-tam players (especially on Sunday) and of course, barbecue makers. Walk up the main path and it’ll lead you to Beaver Lake (the beavers remain non-existent), further up is the Belvédère or better known as the look-out, and finally, the cross. The best areas to barbecue are mostly located in the earlier stages of the hike or around the lake. If you forget something or need to pee, the lookout has a dépanneur with a few life-saving supplies and clean amenities.

3. Parc Lafontaine

A 10 minutes bike ride away from the mountain down Rachel, is Parc Lafontaine. With its outdoor stage, knee-high swimming pools and baseball field, this park has stuff to offer for everyone. Make your way down its small hills and you’ll find yourself a dream barbecue spot. If it’s your first time of the summer and you happen to overcook your chicken breasts, not to worry: Romados (most likely one of Montreal’s most renowned chicken spots) is just a stroll away. If you happen to burn your potatoes, not to worry: La Banquise (most likely one of Montreal’s most renowned poutine spots) is just a stroll away! If you happen to…

4. Parc Jarry

If you want to get to know a culturally different side of Montreal, come by this area on weekends. Located at the mere end of Little Italy, in the heart of Villeray and reaching out to Parc Extension, Parc Jarry is where Middle Eastern and Indian communities mingle. From cricket to boce, to midday prayers and Indian weddings, to the smell of marinated meats and fresh bread… it’s a different kind of summer barbecue scene. With it’s free of cost outdoor public swimming pool, professional tennis stadium and soccer field, you can easily end up spending your whole day here.

5. Tokyo BBQ

You’re craving that barbecue taste but are lacking the motivation to grill-it-yourself or simply don’t own the tools and supplies? The 8th edition of Formula Fun Tokyo BBQ is taking place this coming weekend. Every year, during Formula One, the infamous Boulevard Saint-Laurent opens its street to pedestrians while all stores, bars and restaurants try to impress each and every one of us with their best eats, drinks and wears. Make your way down to Avenue des Pins and Saint-Laurent, on the South-Eastern side of the street, 2nd floor is the place to be. Tokyo bar is hosting its annual summer barbecue. With some of Montreal’s finest DJs, you will be able to enjoy Bofinger’s grilled delicacies, shucked oysters and Tokyo’s one of a kind summer cocktails and buckets of beer. Thank me later!