The Haut-Richelieu region: for adventure, fresh air and apple picking!

Destinations to explore, October 16, 2023 2023-10-16
Discover the Haut-Richelieu region © Jessyca Viens Gaboriau

Exploring the Haut-Richelieu region in autumn is pure bliss. It’s the perfect place for fall enthusiasts to drive along the sparkling Richelieu River, soak up the region’s warmly coloured landscapes, take a cycling or hiking trip or even go bird-watching. And with apple picking season in full swing, you can visit the region’s many orchards to pick your own fruit while taking in the sights and sounds of nature. And when the weather doesn’t cooperate, you’ll also find many opportunities to stay active and get your adrenaline pumping with a range of fun indoor activities!

Enjoy the region’s largest indoor sports centre

Whether you’re looking for something to do with a group of friends or a fun activity to entertain your family, the new Parc Ékilib will get you moving with various active challenges and obstacle courses. Whether you want to give parkour a try or train your inner ninja, the different zones offer a wide range of structures and courses of varying difficulty levels that will appeal to adventurers and families alike. Group and private lessons are also offered if you want to perfect your skills, and you can choose from a selection of packages to celebrate special occasions, such as a kid’s birthday party.

Go apple picking in the Haut-Richelieu region! Photo credit: Jester Photon + Par Josianne

Head to an orchard for everything apple and more!

In the fall, apple picking is a must! From Mont-Saint-Grégoire and Henryville to Lacolle and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the region boasts many orchards that are perfect for a family outing, a get-together with friends, or even a date! On top of picking your own apples, you can visit the on-site shop to stock up on gourmet products. Some growers even offer tractor rides, playgrounds and mini-farms that are sure to please families.

Embrace the region’s great outdoors

There are so many ways to fill up on fresh air and soak up the splendid nature in the Haut-Richelieu region! Golfing, ziplining, fishing and hiking are just a few ideas of things you can do to get your energy flowing this fall. The region is also a cyclist’s paradise, with over 300 km of trails and routes creating one of the largest cycling networks in the area. And because the region is mostly flat, it’s perfectly suited to cyclists of all levels!

Cycling is an excellent way to explore the region. Photo credit: Jessyca Viens Gaboriau

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