Forget dull and dreary: fall in the Outaouais is a riot of colours and flavours. It's the season for bringing in the harvest, picking grapes, snuggling into your woollies and admiring the fall colours before the snow flies. Go apple-picking in one of our orchards, and sample our local cidersdefinitely worth the trip! Celebrate the harvest at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello Wine Festival and the Casino du Lac-Leamy Rendez-vous des saveurs wine and food show. There are lots of ways to view the fall colours: on horseback, on an electric ATV at Camp Explora, by bike, or on foot! A hike in Gatineau Park, with its huge trail network,is a great way to immerse yourself in the fall landscape. And for a closeup view of autumn's majesty, take a chairlift up a mountain slope or visit one of our aerial parks. Once youre back on firm ground, pick out the perfect pumpkin at Potager Eardley. As evening falls, the house is filled with the tantalizing aroma of butternut squash soupmade with squash you picked yourself!
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Autumn is magical in the Outaouais. Not only do other regions pale in comparison to our colours but there something in the air (warmer than the rest of Québec, by the way) that just exudes our local specificities. A trek in Gatineau Park will convince you, especially if you hike all the way to the lookout on Wolf Trail. You'll think you're hallucinating colours! We strongly recommend that you take not one but two days to truly appreciate this unique spectacle.