Are you planning some apple picking this weekend?

It’s apple season! It’s an essential activity, popular as well with adults and children. Located less than an hour from Montreal, the magnificent region of Hemmingford has several orchards that will allow you to spend beautiful moments with family, couple, friends or just for you. Discover these exceptional places!


Petch Orchards

Located only 45 minutes away from Montreal hides… an orchard? A cider house? A distillery? All of the above! Indeed, the Petch Orchards offers you all of these products in the same place to enjoy. In addition, you will find a multitude of activities for the whole family, including pick-your-own, sunny picnics, a visit to the farmhouse and a shop offering several local products.

Founded in 2017, La Cidrerie C.E. Petch has created a premium quality cider with a unique and refreshing taste. They are available directly at the shop.

Apple varieties available for picking:

  • McIntosh
  • Red Cortland
  • Spartan

Philion Ecological Orchards

Come spend an unforgettable day in an enchanting setting at Philion Ecological Orchards! This charming location offers several picnic areas that have been placed around the orchards. The ideal place to experience a wonderful family moment! Bring your meal and settle in. You can also take the opportunity to take a stroll in the forest.

In addition to a wide choice of apple varieties that you can pick yourself, you will find a diversity of products derived from apples, honey and maple.

A free cider and wine tasting are also available and it is not necessary to make a reservation. Plan your visit soon and pick-your-own, now is the time to take advantage of it!

Here are the apple varieties available for picking:And for pear picking:
  • Ginger gold
  • Lobo
  • Gala
  • Mcintosh
  • Spartan
  • Empire
  • Ambrosia
  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden russet
  • Fuji
  • Wealthy
  • Northern spy
  • Smitten
  • Flemish beauty
  • Harrow sweet
  • Cold snap
  • Bosc