From regional flavours to wide-open spaces: experience the best of fall in Lanaudière

Destinations to explore, October 9, 2023 2023-10-09
Fall landscape in Lanaudière region © Simon Laroche

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!

Pick your own apples
Pick your own apples! Photo credit: Simon Laroche

Bountiful harvests to stock up on fresh produce

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.

Numerous trails to soak up the colourful scenery

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?

Many outfitters to enjoy the longest fishing season in Quebec

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!

Outfitters in Lanaudière. Photo credit: Simon Laroche

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