Pumpkin-picking, birds of prey and more: see the greater Saint-Hyacinthe area in fall mode!

Destinations to explore, October 2, 2023 2023-10-02
© Jardin Daniel A. Séguin

Whether you associate fall with harvests or discoveries out in nature, it is definitely a season to savour! Choose to slow down or fill your calendar with activities by taking a trip to the Saint-Hyacinthe region. Ephemeral events, memorable encounters, original attractions and local flavours are on the agenda to make the most of fall pleasures. Here are a few ideas to make your seasonal explorations spectacular!

Ferme La Fille du Roy
La Fille du Roy farm. Photo credit: La Rivest - Créatrice d'image

U-pick activities and great food

Fall is a joyous season at La Fille du Roy farm. Artichokes, squash, pumpkins and ground cherries abound, delighting visitors who love to pick their own produce at the source. On-site activities include a giant maze in the cornfields and a playground where kids can burn off some energy after enjoying a tasty oven-baked pizza. Before heading home, stop by the kiosk to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables and products that showcase the farm's treasures, prepared with heart and know-how.

Birds of prey and Halloween

Open weekends until October 29, Chouette à voir! is a natural site that invites visitors to learn about the fascinating world of birds of prey. Presentations of birds in flight, tours of the rehabilitation complex, observation sessions and walks along forest trails are just some of the activities you won’t want to miss. Looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir? Strike a pose with a bird perched on your forearm! And on the last weekend in October, it’ll be time for the Halloween party, with candies, themed costumes, storytelling, face painting and much more! It's an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the season while learning about these majestic predators.

Fête d’Halloween à la Chouette à voir!
Halloween party at Chouette à voir!

Fall flowers and costumes

In October, the Jardin Daniel A. Séguin garden dons its finest fall colours. Visitors can explore this wonderful horticultural kingdom of late-blooming flowers and seasonal activities. To celebrate Halloween, mystery and witchcraft will make an appearance on the weekends of October 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, with a Pokémon treasure hunt and many entertaining activities for kids. And if you're a cosplay fan, don't miss the mini convention on October 15, which will plunge you into a magical universe and transform the garden into a stage where nature meets imagination.

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