September 12, 2023News
Fall RV Trip in the Laurentians
August 31, 2023Escapade
Following the success of our 6-Day RV Tour Featuring the Flavours of Eastern Ontario, many of you asked us to create a trip to the Laurentians. The Terego team offers you a diversified autumn itinerary that can be covered in just a few kilometres. Discover original activities by motorhome or travel trailer, and spend the night in enchanting fall settings.
Day 1 – Destination Saint-Joseph-du-Lac (35km)
Just 30 minutes from Montreal, Verger Lacroix et Cidrerie welcomes you to the heart of the Lower Laurentians to discover apples through its ciders, orchard and gourmet offerings. With over 7,000 apple trees and 20 apple varieties, pick-your-own apples are available from August to October.
From Wednesday to Sunday, take advantage of your visit to reserve a seat at the 'Table Gourmande'. For brunch, lunch or dinner, with a "farm-to-table" formula, you'll have a choice of dishes concocted with products from the orchard and local farm in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Your visit to the Lacroix orchard is not complete without a stop at the boutique. There's a cider for every taste: plain, sparkling, ice cider or fruit-flavoured. The team's favourite: cidre de feu! With its aromas of caramel, smoked wood and candied apples, it's the perfect accompaniment to a cool autumn evening.
Gourmet products made from apples allow you to extend your discoveries even at home!
Terego members can enjoy a quiet spot at the cider house to spend the night in their RV.
Day 2 – All ages discoveries (5,3km)
We promised you a tour of very few kilometres. Promise made, promise kept: just a few minutes from Cidrerie Lacroix, Verger Méli-Mélo SENC covers 23 acres. Not only can you pick apples of different varieties from the 800 apple trees, you can also pick plums, pears, raspberries or blueberries, depending on the season.
Verger Méli-Mélo is the ideal place for the whole family! Bring your school-age children to try the educational rally organized in partnership with École-O-Champs, a program committed to agri-food science education. They'll love watching the rainbow trout, ducks and geese in the pond, and the many animals on the farm! The tractor ride is always a crowd pleaser. For lunch, opt for a meal of soups and sandwiches made with produce from the kitchen garden, or bring your own and picnic by the apple trees.
At the 'boutique du terroir', Marie-Michèle and Louise combine their culinary talents to concoct apple delights such as pies, fritters, pommes frites, jams, marinades, relishes and ketchup.
Spend the night in your RV at the orchard with Terego.
Day 3 – Well-deserved rest (21km)
After picking apples and strolling in the orchards, a little rest is in order!
The Brasserie Wilsy is beloved by the Terego members since it joined the network.
"What a favourite! An amazing site with a breathtaking view of the Ottawa River, and what can I say about the beers... Wow! A big thank you to Fred and Josée for their warm welcome!" - Stéphane Trudel, Terego member.
The brewery offers a total of 14 beers, mainly made with maple sap from their maple grove. If you're interested in the secrets of brewing, the team will be happy to answer all your questions. You can enjoy a tasting in the comfort of the indoor pub or on the beautiful terrace, weather permitting. Located on the same grounds as a horse farm, you can sip a good beer while watching the horses. While you're here, why not take part in an Equa Farm activity to meet the horses and get to know them better.
If you're in the mood for a stroll, you can take a one-kilometre walk through the maple grove and take in the breathtaking, colourful view of Lake of Two Mountains.
Terego members can sleep in their RV at the brewery.
Day 4 –Comforting meal (29km)
Less than 30 km from Brasserie Wilsy, L'Érablière du Domaine des Centaures is located in the Lower Laurentians. Several small animals such as rabbits, ducks, turkeys, quail and chickens are raised on site. These animals live in semi-freedom on wooded land and are fed grains and vegetables. You can observe them and learn more about them. Information sheets are available for each species, summarizing their characteristics, origins, habits and other fascinating details. Take advantage of the hiking trails to fill up on fresh fall air.
Fill your fridge with comforting country fare. Meals are cooked on site using produce and meats from the farm. Delicious fresh terrines and rillettes, tender rabbit confit legs, traditional venison pies and classic sugar pies are on the menu!
Terego members can spend the night in their RV at the sugar bush.
Jour 5 – A stop along the way (57km) et outdoor activities (54km)
On the way to your next host, the Centre d'activités nature Kanatha-Aki, a stop at the Radis Noir in Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs is a must. This Nordic Pub & Café offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners to eat in or take away. Enjoy delicious soups, croustades or stews on the terrace warmed by a fire. Enjoy autumnal cocktails such as the "Apple Pie" made with Milton apple cider, spiced rum and toasted pecans in maple syrup. Andrée-Anne, an avid traveller and member of the Terego family, recommends not leaving Le Radis Noir without a truckload of homemade spaghetti sauce in your freezer!
Then head north to the Centre d'activités Nature Kanatha-Aki in Val-des-Lacs, where you can rediscover nature at its wildest and most beautiful state.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted with the various activities on offer, including zip-lining, hiking, fishing and guided forest survival sessions. The forest survival activity is even offered with the "Heli-Extreme" option, which features a helicopter drop in the middle of the forest. Live a unique experience during this day of adventure with a Coureur des Bois who will teach you trapping methods, tracking techniques and the importance of treating our ecosystem and the animals in it with respect for future generations.
Various horseback excursions are also available. There's no better way to discover the fascinating world of horses than on trails through the Laurentian forest. Head to the top of a mountain to visit Quebec's first wood bison reserve. Enjoy the beauty and silence of this place and observe North America's largest land mammal.
Terego members can sleep in the wild in their RVs.
Day 6 – Want to keep going? (108km)
If you'd like to keep going, the Terego team recommends a host that's well worth a visit! Pourvoirie Cecaurel is located on the banks of the Kiamika Reservoir in Rivière-Rouge. It's renowned for its many sandy beaches and a variety of fish. Stop at the Pourvoirie to fish, relax and enjoy breathtaking sunsets across masterful autumn landscapes. Fishing enthusiasts will be thrilled to be able to catch landlocked salmon (ouananiche) and whitefish until mid-September, and pike and yellow perch until mid-November.
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We invite members to join the Terego Members Facebook group, where they are in direct contact with nearly 500 hosts who will be announcing special activities throughout the fall, such as grape harvests, pumpkin picking, Halloween events and much more!