Let's be honest. Buying a pumpkin at the local grocery store, or the market, is a lot easier than going out and picking it yourself. But it's not as much fun, is it? For a few years, we've been going to a pumpkin patch out on Notre-Dame-de l'Ile Perrot. We've never had any complaints really, the pumpkins were fine, there is a wagon ride out to the field, and a maze for the kids. But because it's so close to Montreal, it's usually a little crowded.
So, this year we decided to try something new. The Centre d'interpretation de la courge du Québec is a little further from Montreal, near where we went apple-picking a few weeks ago. The name makes it sound a little dull, but don't let that fool you. We had a fantastic day out.