Pumpkin patches are the epitome of fall. Whether you love carving Jack-O-Lanterns, roasting pumpkin seeds, or eating pumpkin pie, let’s face it, fall wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins.
While there’s nothing wrong with purchasing a pumpkin from one of Montreal’s many grocery stores or farmer’s markets, if you’re looking for a slightly more festive experience, then you might consider driving to one of Montreal’s nearby pumpkin patches.
All of the farms below are less than an hour from Montreal and will guarantee you a lovely fall day filled with colourful foliage, apple cider, and best of all, pumpkins.
Check out these 7 pumpkin patches to visit near Montreal.
This pumpkin haven comes alive during the fall months, with a speciality boutique filled with pumpkin-themed goodies, and an outdoor squash market filled with all the squash you can imagine. Expect to find colourful gourds, large pumpkins, and unique offerings like pumpkin butter.
Location: 839 Chemin Principal, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac
Quinn Farm is one of the most popular farms in the Montreal vicinity. Known for their delicious strawberries and apples, it’s no surprise that Quinn Farm also offers pumpkin and squash picking in the fall months. They even have a Fall Festival happening over Thanksgiving weekend that includes pony rides, live music, and animal interpretation.
Location: 2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’île-Perrot
If you’re looking for a fun weekend with the fam, then you have to visit Le Verge Labonte. In addition to their huge crop of pumpkin and squash, they also boast corn mazes, a children’s playground, a petting zoo, a quaint bistro, and some seriously scrumptious apple muffins.
Location: 2291 Perrot Blvd., Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
Though apple picking is this farm’s speciality, they also have a pumpkin patch in October and some pretty neat Halloween activities for kids. Head to La Magie de la Pomme for an authentic tractor ride, pumpkin patch experience (oh, and don’t forget to try their famous apple donuts).
Location: 925 Rang de la Fresnière, Saint-Eustache
Located in nearby Mont Saint Hilaire, Verger du Flanc du Nord is the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon. In addition to the standard u-pick pumpkins, they also make their own apple cider and have special Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October where you and your kids are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes.
Location: 835 Chemin Rouillard, Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Just 45 minutes from Montreal, Petch Orchards gives Montrealers the chance to pick pumpkins, pears, and plums at their quaint farm. In addition to the fruit and veg, the farm produces some of the best apple cider and apple juice in the province.
Location: 431 Route 202 Hemmingford, Québèc
Located North of Montreal and about an hour drive from downtown, the family-run business has been running for over 25 years. You can pick pumpkins until the end of October along with other seasonal vegetables and fruits.
Location: 855, Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache