Halloween is just around the corner and autumn is definitely here. Head for La Courgerie for a great experience of pumpkin picking. Take a wheelbarrow & a pruner and start loading these beautiful pumpkins, choose a variety of 300 squashes!! Play in the garden and learn about the pumpkin culture in the interpretation area.
How to get there?
Address: 2321 rang Grand Saint-Pierre, Sainte-Élisabeth, Lanaudière, J0K 2J0, QC
Drive: 1 hour north of Montreal
Parking: Yes, free
Opening time: September – November: Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm, November – December: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
No entry fee, pay by weight. Tractor ride is $2.5 per person
A small boutique with local products where you can also buy hot drinks.
Picnic area: Yes
Suitable for a baby stroller
Tip: Bring boots and garden gloves
At the entrance near the parking, head for the Accueil to learn about the history of the family.
Nearby the paying station, the very friendly staff will be happy to explain about the different varieties of squashes and what is the best way to cook it; good tips and recipes.
If you need to get warmer, head for the boutique for a hot drink and play with the kids in the garden with the few simple games.
My gift to my husband (the chef of the house)…These great books are written by the owners of La Courgerie.