Pumpkin patches near Montreal are not quite as abundant as say, apple orchards, but there's nonetheless a handful of patches about a one hour's drive or less from Montreal. And kids love them.
Don't have a car to make it to these patches? Consider dropping by the Jean-Talon Market. Easily accessible via public transit, it sells dozens of different kinds of squashes in the fall, including pumpkins larger than toddlers.
- Centre d'interprétation de la courge
The Centre d'interprétation de la courge specializes in squash. Over 40 varieties grow on the farm, give or take 20 if the weather is exceptionally bad during growing season. Jack-o'-lantern sized pumpkins cost about $3 and the smallest squash on location cost $0.50 each. All sorts of squash-related products are on location. There's also a rustic playground complete with seesaws, tree house, tire swings.
839 Chemin Principal, St-Joseph-du-Lac J0N 1M0 INFO: (450) 623-4894
- Ferme Quinn Farm
Quinn Farm is a pick-your-own fruits and veggies treasure trove located southwest of Montreal, offering both an apple orchard ad a pumpkin patch for picking purposes.
2495 Perrot Blvd. S., Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec
INFO: (514) 453-1510
- Verger Labonté
In the same neighborhood as Quinn Farm, Verger Labonté has apple trees and a pumpkin patch. And their preservative-free muffins are crazy divine. I'd make a detour just to pick up a half dozen.
2291 Perrot Blvd., Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec
INFO: (514) 453-5379
- La Magie de la Pomme
Northwest of Montreal, La Magie de la Pomme is especially kid-friendly, equipped with both an apple orchard and pumpkin patch as well as a “princess” and magic “castle” on location.
925 Fresnière, St. Eustache, Quebec
INFO: (450) 623-0062
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