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Three of the Best Corn Mazes and Agri-Adventures in Atlantic Canada. Harvest time in Québec and on PEI offers dozens of ways to share screen free family time in pumpkin patches and on hay stacks or in cornfields, and apple orchards.  Arlington Farm PEI Hay Stack

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Each location featured below offers families unique ways to connect with the planet from traditional hay rides and new age maze quests to sugar shack yummies and freshly squeezed apple cider. Our reders have given three spots high marks and I am passing along the suggestions. Enjoy the season.  Maze Runner in Le Verger Labonte, Quebec 

Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Le Verger Labonté
 in Québec (late August - November). Families looking for festive fun this autumn, should check out Le Verger Labonté near Montreal. There are three mazes each tailored to different age groups. For more than a decade Verger Labonté has created mazes in the cornfield. Each year, the theme and layout of the maze changes to provide new challenges. Visitors are invited to search for clues in the corn and sunflower mazes, picnic, feed farm animals, take tractor rides, and enjoy delicious baked goods and house specialties. In addition, $1 of each entry fee goes towards humanitarian organizations to contribute to the well-being of the less fortunate. Bonus Points: At le Verger Labonté, families may pick their own apples, pumpkins or squash. (Le Verger Labonté. 2291, boul. Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Québec J7V 8P4. (514) 453-5379 or

La Magie de la Pomme Saint-Eustache, Québec (September - mid-October). At the Ferme Roch Dubeault & Fils, a family farm in Saint-Eustache for six generations, families can discover a real-life sugar shack, an orchard, cereal fields, and more than 100 varieties of pumpkin and squash. Other activities include train rides, tractor-pulled hayrides, wagon rides, face painting and a petting zoo. Since 1994, the Ferme Roch Dubeault & Fils has operated La Magie de la Pomme to offer the public their home country products, by combining diversity and creativity. (La Magie de la Pomme. 925, chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, Québec J7R 4K3. (450) 623-0062 or Farm PEI Harvest Time Apples

Arlington Orchards, Prince Edward Island
 (September). Arlington Orchards has over 30 acres of fruit trees, and apples of 31 different varieties, four varieties of pears, and seven varieties of plums. Arlington Orchards is a family orientated U-Pick operation, offering families the chance to stroll through the orchards, pick their own fruit and on weekends take an orchard hayride. In October there's a pumpkin patch, hayrides and face painting. Bonus Points: Their website offers fantastic apple-based recipes, sure to delight the palate of any family. Also - in September you can check out the PEI Shriners' Annual Scarecrow Festival in the orchard! (Arlington Orchards. 1309 Route 131, Arlington, Prince Edward Island C0B1Y0. (902) 831-2965 or Arlington Orchards)

We want to expand the list and need your help. If you have a favorite fall festival or know of an awesome corn maze please "Tell Mom" and we will add it to the list.  Our next round up will include family-friendly winter celebrations and enchanting Santa Trains. 
We are building the list right now and would love to have your feedback. So just "Tell Mom!"

Information researched and posted by Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff for the Family Travel Files. Images provided by Quebec Le Verger Pommes & Arlington Orchards. Copyright updated 2015.