Pumpkin picking not far from Montreal
Make the season memorable and pick your own Halloween pumpkin
October is jack-o-lantern season, so why not get the family out of the house and into the pumpkin patch!
Here’s a list of places within driving distance of Montreal where you and your family can pick your own pumpkins in preparation for Halloween:
NORTH OF MONTREAL
La Centre d’Interpretation de la Courge de Quebec
839 Principal Rd.
St. Joseph du lac
With more than 40 varieties of pumpkin and squash to pick from, Le Centre D’Interpretation de la Courge in the lower Laurentians is a sure bet if you’re looking for that perfect pumpkin to carve. Beyond the pumpkin patch you can also find a picnic area, playground and treehouse for kids, as well as a restaurant and squash museum. Moreover the staff will be on hand to help you with recipe ideas, and teach you everything you want to know about Cucurbitaceae. Season runs from September to end of October daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Approximately a 45 minute drive from Montreal.
La Magie de la Pomme
925 Fresnière Rd.
This orchard is on Ferme Dubeault & Fils offers more than 100 varieties of pumpkin and squash to pick yourself! Upon arriving children will be welcomed by Princess Api, the farm’s mascot, get to taste homemade apple bread, watch a puppet show in the magic castle, visit a mini-farm, enjoy a tractor ride, face painting, and of course pick pumpkins. Pumpkin picking is offered September through October from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Approximately a one-hour drive from Montreal.
Ferme Roland Cloutier
855 Fresnière Rd.
For more than 25 years the Cloutier family have opened the doors to their farm to let families come and pick different fruits and vegetables. Here you can pick pumpkins mid-September till the end of October everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., it’s approximately a one hour drive from Montreal.
EAST OF MONTREAL
Le Verger du Flanc Nord
835 Rouillard, Mont St. Hillaire
Found in Mont-Saint-HilLaire, Verger du Flanc Nord is the ideal place to spend some family time. You can pick pumpkins, take a picnic, or have fun in the play area. Furthermore, kids can go on tractor rides and check out the animal farm, while adults will most likely enjoy the terrace and artisanal ice ciders offered on site. Also good to know, select evening in October are night of the pumpkins, in which kids can pick pumpkins in a fun, and slightly spooky environment. Season starts mid-October from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Approximately a 45-minute drive from Montreal.
WEST OF MONTREAL
Le Verger Labonté
2291 Perrot Blvd., Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
This Notre Dame de I'Ile Perrot orchard has a playground area, mini-farm, and corn mazes set up for kids of different age groups (some are short, some take a long time) including special Halloween mazes during October. Bring your own picnic. Season starts mid-October and runs to November, hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend. It is approximately a one hour drive from Montreal.
2495 Perrot Blvd. S.
Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot
Quinn Farm in Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot has a barn full of animals to visit, a small maze made out of bales of hay, and sausages on homemade buns from the barbecue. Added perk, weekends between Sept. 16 and Oct. 9 are fall festival days, which means plenty of tractor and pony rides, live music and more. Pumpkin picking is offered every day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in September and October. It is approximately a 45-minute drive from Montreal.
SOUTH OF MONTREAL
Vergers Pierre Tremblay et fils
375 Rang de la Montagne, Mont St. Grégoire
Near Mont St. Grégoire, this pumpkin patch also has a playground, sandbox, games, tractor rides and a mini farm, where you can visit Basil Tremblay, a beloved 10-year-old donkey who acts as the farm’s mascot. Aside from pies, cookies and muffins, the on-site restaurant serves lunch with food like homemade soups and quiches. The pumpkin patch is open until the end of October, during which time you can pick pumpkins everyday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is approximately a 40-minute drive from Montreal.
Ferme La Fille Du Roy
1920 Rang St-Simon, Sainte-Madeleine
Situated on the South Shore, Ferme La Fille Du Roy offers families the chance to you’re your own pumpkins as well as artichokes, squash, and ground cherries during the fall season. Children are sure to enjoy the decorated corn maze and picnic area on site. Moreover, guided tours are available, and you can sample many homemade products at the farm boutique. Pumpkin season runs from mid-September to mid-October, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
La Ferme Reid Sabrevois
485 Rte 133, Sabrevois
Pick your own pumpkin at Ferme Reid, which also boasts a picnic area, animal farm and playground for children. Moreover, on weekend with good weather inflatable games will be installed on site. You might want to also try the farm’s speciality at their kiosk, sweet corn. Pumpkin picking is offered from the end of September through October, open Sunday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Approximately a 45-minute drive from Montreal.
Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande
154 Rang de la Montagne, Rougemont
A tractor ride will take you to the pumpkin patch at Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande, where you'll also be able to meet animals in a mini-farm, jump on a giant trampoline and walk through a corn maze. Aside from pumpkins, you can also pick strawberries, apples, tomatoes and more on the site. The Orchard is open from mid-June until the end of October, and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. you can pick pumpkins or participate in the activities for as long as you want. It is approximately a 45-minute drive from Montreal.
* Information updated September, 2017