Of the best sugar shacks near Montreal, Érablière Denis Charbonneau (aka Verger Denis Charbonneau) is the only one that is both a sugar shack and apple orchard, offering not only a traditional all-you-can-eat sugar shack style menu complete with baked beans, tourtière and pork rinds but also apple products on location.
The 2017 season runs February 25 to April 30, 2017.
Pony rides, tractor rides, maple taffy on snow, and mountainside hikes with gorgeous views of the countryside across the street from operations are part of the day's on-site activities.
Just make sure you're comfortable with crowds. This sugar shack gets packed, as was my experience. And make sure to wear proper footwear for the uphill hike, preferably waterproof and with traction.
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Sugar shack meals vary from $22.75 to $28.95 for adults, $9.25 to $13.50 for kids, toddlers ages 2 and under eat free. Taxes and tip are not included and prices are subject to change without notice.
Rebate coupons are available online. Print as many as you need and bring them with you to save $3 on an adult-sized sugar shack meal. Valid on select dates only.
Note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Contact Érablière Denis Charbonneau for details on seating schedules. Reservations usually required. The Érablière's kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: Two Entrances
Entrance No. 1: 45 Chemin du Sous Bois, Mont St. Grégoire
Entrance No. 2: Take this entrance if you want a free wagon ride to the sugar shack located at Entrance No. 1: Verger Denis Charbonneau, 575 rang de la Montagne, Mont St. Grégoire
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Getting There From Montreal
Entrance No. 1: Champlain Bridge, Autoroute 10 East, Exit 37, toward Route 227/Marieville/Ste-Angèle-de-Monnoir/Mont-St-Grégoire.
Take a left onto Route 227/Rang de l'Église North and go straight until the intersection of Rang de Fort-Georges. Turn right on Rang de Fort-Georges. After a couple of kilometers, Rang de Fort-Georges becomes Chemin du Sous-Bois. The sugar shack is on the right of the road.
Entrance No. 2: Champlain Bridge, Autoroute 10 East, Exit 37, toward Route 227/Marieville/Ste-Angèle-de-Monnoir/Mont-St-Grégoire. Take a left onto Route 227/Rang de l'Église North and go straight until the intersection of Rang de la Montagne. Turn right onto Rang de la Montagne. The orchard is on the left of the road. You'll need to hop on a wagon to get to the sugar shack located at Entrance No. 1.
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