In the fall, landscapes in the Lanaudière
region undergo a magnificent transformation as the leaves change
colours. And there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy nature’s dramatic
show, from hiking through wide-open spaces to going on a fishing
excursion amidst spectacular vistas. It’s also the perfect time to
taste delicious local flavours and meet a host of passionate
producers. Whether you’re planning a family getaway, a couple’s
weekend or a solo trip, here are some of the best reasons to enjoy
fall in Lanaudière!
The Lanaudière region packs a ton of
flavours, and it’s the perfect place to pick
your own produce, from squash and pumpkins to grapes, apples,
corn and more. The region’s agritourism businesses offer not only a
wide variety of delicious products, but also fall flowers – think
sunflowers, zinnias and marigolds – for you to create a colourful
bouquet to take home. Plus, many farms and growers offer fun
activities for the whole family, such as mini-farms, tractor rides,
Halloween-themed mazes, playgrounds and picnic areas.
Both wild and accessible, the Lanaudière
region boasts an impressive
network of trails for
hikers of all ages and abilities. Most are dog-friendly too, a great bonus for those who love to bring their four-legged companions
along. While some trails are dotted with streams, waterfalls and
cascades that create a serene background for a hike,
others lead to mountaintops offering remarkable vistas over the fall
landscapes. And if you’re looking for a truly immersive experience,
why not try a long-distance hike and spend the night in a cabin to
soak up the calm of nature?
The fishing season doesn’t end when summer
does, and fall is actually a perfect time to take to Lanaudière’s
fish-filled lakes and catch impressive rainbow trout, pike and bass.
And the best of it all is that as you glide on the calm waters,
you’ll have an ideal vantage point from which to admire the
colourful scenery. The region’s outfitters
welcome you for a fall fishing trip with a wide selection of
accommodations – from charming inns to fully-equipped cottages and
rustic-style cabins. Chances are you’ll have some incredible fishing
stories to share when you get home!