In Quebec everyone has its own favorite spot for apple picking and for some this is in Rougemont. Rougemont is in Montérégie region located in the southwestern corner of Quebec, Canada (discover).
Orchards are on or around a few hundred meters tall Mont Rougemont, one of the Monteregian Hills. The mountain is mostly covered with maple forest and for that reason in the surrounding area can be found number of sugar shacks that in late winter and early spring produce maple syrup.
Before first colder days of autumn dress up maple trees with spectrum of colors it’s the right time for Montrealers to head out to country side and pick some apples, buy some cider, taste local cheeses, buy a jar of locally produced honey or even an apple pie.
On the lower slopes of Mont Rougemont, as well around it, many of apple orchards sell the fruit in season on their sales counter, or simply will sell you a bag, two or more, and you go on, spend an hour or more picking apples by yourself (with your family and friends), while enjoying the view or having a picnic. So, when time is right (one of those last warm and sunny weekends in mid September to early October) hurry up and enjoy the countryside. Soon enough apple harvest will be in a full bloom and they’ll end up on your local store shelf’s, or as a cider and ice cider (for ice cider apples are picked up in the month of January).
Choosing an orchard for apple picking around Montreal isn’t that easy since there are many in Monteregie, some in Eastern Townships, as well north from the city and some other orchards (travel notes) right around the corner. After trying few we think that “Verger du Flâneur” orchard, located on the south slope of Rougemont mountain is the perfect place to pick your own apples in Quebec, enjoy the view, relax in peace and quiet atmosphere.