We saw Richard Legault Apple Orchard on our way to Oka beach. On the way back from a day at the beach, we decided to stop here and we didn’t want to leave the place. The orchard has a variety of 13 different apple types for self-picking, a massive playground and a mini farm where you can feed the animals.
Address: 425, rue Binette, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, J0N 1M0, QC
Drive: about 40 minutes west from Montreal Island
Season: August to the beginning of October. September is considered the high season. Check website for calender
Pay by the size of the bag for self picking – small or large bag
$1 for a small bag with grains to feed the animals
Parking: Yes, free
Shop: Yes, small, with local produce
Picnic Area: Yes, indoor and outdoor
Playground: Yes, a huge playground!
Please note that the orchard is located on a small road, parallel to highway 640
Baby stroller friendly
- Combine with your visit to Oka Beach
The orchard is offering many activities: self-picking, a tractor ride, make-up for children, a mini farm, picnic area, a terrace and a playground. During our visit, mid-August, some of the activities were not available yet (the season was just about to begin).
We started with the apple picking. The lady at the reception was very helpful and explained to us where and how to find the apples which were ready to be picked.
We then continued to feed the animals at the mini-farm: goats, peacocks, pigs, rabbits, chickens, birds and more.
Last but not least, the playground. The kids just loved it.
On the same road of this orchard, there are at least 4 more apple orchards (verger), waiting to be discovered.