Montreal Apple Picking Orchards 2017

Apple Picking One Hour or Less From Montreal

Montreal apple picking orchards don't exist. But orchards just outside of the city do.
••• Shot taken in one of Quebec's many orchards. A surprising amount of apple orchards are within one hour's drive from Montreal. Eric Michaud / Getty Images

Montreal apple picking orchards? They don't exist. But apple picking orchards near Montreal certainly do. Keep reading to find out where to go.

Apple picking season, a popular fall activity in Montreal, lasts from mid-August to late October in Quebec. And with it, dozens of orchards open their doors to the public.

But it's not always clear where to go. So I did the work for you. Above features several dozen orchards (they're called "vergers" in French, pronounced vair-gay but with a soft g like in "genre") within one hour's driving distance from Montreal, sorted by general direction.

Apple hot spots east of Montreal like Rougemont and Mont St. Hilaire are renowned for their orchards, however there's a risk of lineups and overall traffic at these highly frequented vergers, especially in late September and October. I've been there. It took 30 minutes just to get out of traffic and back on the road to hunt for an orchard without a lineup.

So here's my strategy.

If things get bumper-to-bumper, get out of  that hot mess as soon as possible and pick another direction. Consider trying out apple orchards at Frelighsburg and Dunham, both border towns southeast of Montreal, or St. Joseph-du-Lac's apple country on the North Shore as alternatives, with their own share of lesser-known yet picture perfect orchards. 

 

ORCHARDS EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF MONTREALMAPPED OUT

 

  • Au Paradis des Fruits Dunham
    519 Route 202, Dunham
    INFO: (450) 295-2667
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  • Domaine du Dunham
    4470 Godbout Rd., Dunham, Quebec
    INFO: (450) 295-1155
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    • Ferme Au Pic
      4551 Godbout Rd., Dunham, Quebec
      INFO: (450) 295-2306
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    • Au Coeur de la Pomme
      42 Route 237 Nord, Frelighsburg, Quebec
      INFO: (450) 298-5319
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    • Cidrerie et Vergers Léo Boutin
      A-710 Rg de la Montagne, Mont St. Grégoire, Quebec
      INFO: (450) 346-3326
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    • Vergers et Cidrerie Denis Charbonneau
      575 Rang de la Montagne, Mont Saint-Grégoire, Quebec
      INFO: (450) 347-9184
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      • Verger de la Montagne
        118 chemin du Sous-Bois, Mont St. Grégoire, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 460-2858
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      • Verger du Flanc Nord
        835, chemin Rouillard, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 464-7432
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      • Verger du Pavillon de la Pomme
        1130 Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 464-2654
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      • Verger Du Flâneur
        1161 La Petite Caroline, Rougemont, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 469-0505
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      • Verger Danielle
        1169 Rue Petite Caroline, Rougemont, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 469-2603
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      • Verger Trois Pommes
        470 rue Principale, Rougemont, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 469-0858
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      • Verger Kessler
        1300 St. Paul St., Farnham, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 293-3907
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      ORCHARDS NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF MONTREALMAPPED OUT

       

      • La Magie de la Pomme
        925 Fresnière, St. Eustache, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 623-0062
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      • Les Vergers Spénard 
        837 Fresnière, St. Eustache, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 473-2986
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      • Jude Pomme
        223 Rang Ste. Sophie, Oka, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 479-6080
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      • Verger Coeur de Pomme
        19 Rang Ste. Sophie, Oka
        INFO: (450) 479-1932
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      • Les Vergers Lacroix
        649 Principale, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 623-4888
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      • À la Croisée des Pommes
        90 Lacroix, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
        INFO: (450) 623-8621
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        • Les Vergers Lafrance 
          1473 Principale, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
          INFO: (450) 491-7859
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        • Verger du Belvédère
          1014 Principale, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
          INFO: (450) 623-6148
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        • Verger Gervais-Labelle Pommalefun
          1673 Principale, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
          INFO: (450) 491-7319
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        • Verger des Musiques
          854 ch. Principal, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
          INFO: (450) 623-4889
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        • Verger Richard Legault
          425 Binette St., St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
          INFO: (450) 623-6306
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        • Les Fromages du Verger
          430, rue de la Pommeraie, St. Joseph du Lac, Quebec
          INFO: (450) 491-3726
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