The Best Pumpkin Patches Near Ottawa
One of my absolute favourite autumn activities is to visit a pumpkin patch. I love scouring the many pumpkins, trying to find one of the biggest with a good side for carving. It is one of those seasonal activities that can get you into a holiday spirit and feel that childlike wonder again. Whether you’re looking for a date idea, a family adventure day or a photoshoot location, these farms and pumpkin patches are the ultimate backdrop.
Courges et Cie | 59 Chemin Myre, Gatineau
Details: About 25 minutes northeast of Ottawa, open Friday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.
They offer more than 100 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squashes in different sizes and colours. Pick your own or visit the market.
Millers Farm and Market | 6158 Rideau Valley Dr N, Manotick
Details: 40 minutes south of Ottawa, open daily from 8am – 5pm.
Take a tractor ride out to the patch and select your pumpkin from their 8 acres of produce. They also have a corn maze, shop with produce and preserves, and multiple spots perfect for that fall photo shoot.
Abby Hill Farms | 1490 Bankfield Rd, Kars
Details: About 30 minutes southwest of Ottawa, open daily from 9am – 6:30pm.
You can’t miss their piles of pumpkins when you drive by! Find your perfect pumpkin, some local fall décor, train rides for kids and other produce.
Maple Hill Urban Farm | 200 Moodie Dr, Nepean
Details: 20 minutes west of downtown, open Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 9am and Sunday 9-5, by appointment Monday to Thursday.
Test your knowledge about indigenous people in their ‘labyrinth’ corn maze before exploring the patch in search for your favourite pumpkin. They also have cute alpacas and other farm animals you can visit.
Fallowfield Tree Farm | 6100 Fallowfield Rd, Stittsville
Details: 30 minutes southwest of Ottawa, open 9am – 5pm on weekends.
Get into the spirit of fall with pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, other fall décor and produce. Take the tractor out to the patch and wander through the corn maze. You can also find their produce stand near the Frisby Tire Centre in Kanata.
This farm is also featured on the blog post, Where to Cut Down a Christmas Tree Near Ottawa.
Saunders Farm | 7893 Bleeks Rd, Munster
Details: 40 minutes southwest of Ottawa, daytime visits run from 9am – 5pm on weekends, Fright Fest occurs Friday – Sunday from 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Much more than a pumpkin patch, Saunder’s Farm is full of activities for the whole family. A pumpkin patch, multiple mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, campfires and spooky taverns are all found here. Haunting season begins this upcoming weekend!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions they are operating at a lower capacity. You must book tickets ahead of time!
Scotch Line Farm | 2579 Scotch Line, Perth
Details: About 1 hour southwest of Ottawa, open Thursday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm.
In the beautiful town of Perth, find a variety of pumpkins, gourds, squashes, straw bales and of course their famous pumpkin pies. Ask about their new scavenger hunt. This farm is also a picturesque sunflower field in August.
There are multiple farms near the city that offer both fresh apples and pumpkins. The following farms, that were featured in Apple Orchards & Cider Mills to Visit Near Ottawa, have pumpkins available as well as apples – L’Artisan Farm, Avonmore Berry Farm, Proulx Farm, Log Cabin Farm, Cannamore Orchard and Pinewood Orchard.
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