Best Places to Go Apple Picking in the US

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It’s that time of year again when apple picking season is in full bloom! As soon as September hits, the scent of apples fills the air as farms and orchards around the country celebrate their harvest. Apple picking is such a wonderful fall pastime for families, and a great activity to do for all ages. So, if you are wondering where to find apple picking near you, this complete list has you covered!

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Most apple harvests begin after Labor Day and continue through the months of September, October and November. It’s generally the same time fall festivals begin too.

When a farm or orchard is ripe for picking depends on a lot of factors, including seasonality, the year’s crop, location, apple varieties and quantities of apple trees.

Be sure to check the website or contact the orchard or farm in advance to find out what is ready to pick and the other fun fall activities available, like leaf peeping!

A Family Fun Tradition: Apple Picking Season

A ripe apple in a hand
Most apple picking takes place from September through November. Photo credit: Keri Baugh

Just after Labor Day, my family and I start thinking about our favorite fall activity, apple picking! After my kids’ weekend soccer games, we love heading to one of the nearby farms to go apple picking and enjoy the other activities.

Many farms and orchards offer a “u-pick” option, where you can go into the fields and hand select your favorite, shiniest apple and even pumpkins. My kids love picking their own apples almost as much as they love tasting apple cider, navigating through the corn maze, taking a ride on the beloved hayrides, and taking home an apple pie! And then there’s the apple cider donuts that we can’t leave without.

Most states have farms or orchards that offer u-pick apples, so let’s find out where there’s some fall family fun near you!

Small boy picking an apple
Apple picking is one of our fall family traditions! Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Scott’s Orchard

2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750 

Visit this farm for a wagon ride tour and then hop off to pick your own apples. This orchard offers a range of apples for u-pick, including Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and more, as well as apple cider and whole apple pies.

Mountain View Orchards

16045 County Road 29, Jemison, AL, 35085 

You can find Red Delicious, Fuji and Granny Smith from September to October.

Isom’s Orchard

24012 US Highway 72, Athens, AL, 35613 

This orchard offers Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji and Jonagold. Stop here to taste one of their cider slushies! They also host a scarecrow decorating contest in September.

Steele Orchard

1695 County Road 1141, Cullman, AL, 35057

An orchard and a bakery, this spot offers a variety of u-pick apples and baked goods. You can find apple loaf cakes, apple pies, apple butter, candy apples, caramel apples, apple bundt cakes and more.

Holmested Farm


A u-pick/we-pick farm, you can hand-select a variety of apples, as well as other produce. It also has a country store where you can purchase apple cider, syrups and baked goods.


Fire Apple Orchard And Gardens

4214 S. Andrea Wasilla, AK 99654

(907) 373-6317

Opened seasonally, this is a u-pick apple and cherry farm, with 58 varieties of apples. They recommend calling ahead before visiting.

Clark’s Apple Orchard

3200 Rabbit Creek Road in South Anchorage, Alaska  

This orchard only offers apple u-pick on one or two Saturdays from 10am to 2pm each fall. Be sure to check their website and schedule an appointment not to miss out on their varieties!


Apple Annie’s You-Pick Orchard

2081 Hardy Rd, Willcox, AZ 85643

A fun orchard where you can enjoy apple picking, pumpkin picking and a cozy country store. They also offer an annual pumpkin festival and huge corn maze each October.

Howards Orchard

4101 E. Pinal Street Catlalina, Tucson, AZ, 85739

(520) 405-6253

Howards Orchard offers u-pick for apples and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. Call before visiting to see what is in season.

Mother Nature’s Farm

1663 East Baseline Road Gilbert, AZ 85233

This farm is a great spot for fall family fun. It offers a haybale maze, a pumpkin patch, animals to pet and a variety of fall activities.


Cadron Crest Orchard

86 Mode Road, Guy, AR 72061

A small u-pick farm that’s great for a variety of u-pick options, including apples and peaches.

Vanzant Fruit Farms

3705 E Highway 264 Lowell, AR 72745

A farm stand that offers fresh produce grown on their farm, including apples, pumpkins and more. You can also find apple jams and other fruit jams, as well as apple baked goods.

Roberson Orchards Farm

11681 Hwy 14 East Omaha, AR 72662

A local farm stand that offers a variety of fruits and vegetables grown right on their property. Great place to stop by for fresh, homegrown produce.

MarketCox Berry Farm & Nursery

1081 Highway 818 Clarksville, AR 72830 

A family farm where you can pick apples, pumpkins, strawberries and more. Their apple varieties include Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Fuji and more.

Close up of gourds and small pumpkins
Some farms offer pumpkin picking and farm stands. Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Parrish Pioneer Ranch

38561 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399

A small ranch that offers u-pick apples, perfect for apple cider, apple pie, applesauce and more. They often host fall events, so check their calendar for details.

Snow-Line Orchard

39400 Oak Glen Road Oak Glen, CA 92399

A lovely orchard that offers a large variety of apples in their store, perfect for fall baking. They also host events, including wine tasting.

Willowbrook Apple Farm

12099 S. Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen, CA 92399

From Labor Day weekend, this lovely generations-old farm offers apple picking on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is also a great place to visit for events and for kids to see the farm residents, like donkeys!

Rileys Apple Farm

12201 S Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399 

This is a great spot for apple picking, as well as varieties specifically good for baking. They also sell apple wood, which is useful for crafts, barbecue and more.


Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

6914 Ute Hwy Longmont, CO 80503

A fantastic place for family fun activities that includes apple picking and a farm stand with all things apples. They also invite you to have a picnic and visit their on-site barnyard farm animals – Percheron Draft Horses, mini donkeys, chickens, ducks and peacocks.

Bolton’s Orchards

2257 L Rd Grand Junction, Co 81505

This is a farmer’s market, farm stand and fruit and vegetable store, where you can get all of your fresh apples for the season.

Nelms Farm

5305 Orchard Street, Golden, CO 80403

A family-friendly farm where you can pick your own apples and even participate in a bee tour!

Jenkins Farms

448 k ST, Penrose, CO 81240

This apple orchard offers a variety of apples. Be sure to call ahead to make sure there are apples available and to confirm times.


Blue Jay Orchards

125 Plumtrees Rd Bethel CT, 06801

A great orchard for picking your own apples. They have a large variety to choose from including Mcintosh, Cortland, Gala, Fuji, Empire and more.

Belltown Hill Orchards

483 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

This orchard is great for a family day out with field trips around the farm on a wagon ride. You can also pick your own apples from their over 20 different varieties!

Easy Pickins’ Orchard

46 Bailey Road, Enfield, CT

A fun, family orchard that offers great fall activities. From apple picking, wagon rides, gourd hunt and a “make your own scarecrow” activity, this is a great place for a family day trip.

Lost Acres Orchard

180 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT

This small orchard offers a variety of pick your own options. They offer u-pick Mcintosh apples and bagged apples of a few varieties.


Fifer Orchards

1919 Allabands Mill Rd Camden Wyoming, DE 19934

This family-oriented orchard makes a great day trip for kids! With a fun variety of activities including u-pick apples, pumpkins, a fun park, ice cream shop and corn maze, this location is a great place for a fall activity.

T.S. Smith & Sons

8887 Redden Rd, Bridgeville, DE

The oldest apple grower in the state of Delaware, this farm offers a variety of apples and other fresh produce. They also offer u-pick. Visit their website or Facebook page for details.

People in a hay ride cart at an orchard
Check with your local farm or orchard to see if they offer tractor pulled hay rides. Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Freedom Farms – Apple & Peach Orchard

2363 Ballground Road Chatsworth, GA 30705

A family-owned farm that offers the finest variety of fruits for fresh home cooking and baking. You can order hand-picked apples for your next apple pie!

Hillcrest Orchards

9696 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30540

This is a fun family farm perfect for kids to enjoy picking their own apples. There is also a petting barnyard with farm animals on-site, an apple tree maze and farm stand.

R & A Orchards

5505 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536

This fun orchard offers farm tours, wagon rides, and u-pick apples every weekend in September. You can also stop in their store for a variety of handmade food items.

Aaron’s Apple House

8350 Hwy. 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536

A farm stand with fresh-picked apples and a great place to get homemade baked goods. Fried apple pie? You can find it here!


Raymond Ohana

106 Johnson Rd Kula, HI 96790 

This is an Hawaiian orchard that grows apples in upcountry Maui.


Candy Apple Orchard

1871 W. South Slope Emmett, ID 83617

A lovely orchard that offers apple picking when in season.

Kelley Orchards

53 Hill Road Weiser, ID 83672

This is a lovely orchard to visit for hand-picking your own Gala and Sansa apples.

Snake River Orchard

682 N 3862  Rigby, ID 83442

This local orchard sells Honeycrisp and Gala apples, apple cider, dried apples and apple cider vinegar.

Cabalo’s Orchard & Gardens

2087 West King Road, Kuna, ID, 83634

This family-run orchard offers pesticide-free, only natural-grown produce. It’s a great place for apple picking and pumpkin picking, as well as vegetables.


All Seasons Apple Orchard

14510 Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098

This family fun farm offers apple picking and pumpkin picking in September and October. They also have a corn maze and barnyard kids will love.

Royal Oak Farm and Fruit Orchard

15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033 

A fun family farm and fruit orchard kids will love, as they offer an apple tree maze – called Amaze N  Apples.  Kids can discover the story of Princess SnowSweet and enjoy educational activities along the way while they pick their favorite apples.

Camp’s Orchard

373 105th St. Roseville, IL 61473

Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

3902 S. Duncan Rd. Champaign, IL 61822

This great family orchard and pumpkin patch offer a variety of apples for picking and a farm stand with their own homemade products including local honey!

Apple cider doughnuts being made by the staff at an orchard
Fresh made apple cider donuts is one of our favorite parts of visiting our local orchard. Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Apple Works

8157 South 250 West Trafalgar, IN 46181

This is a great spot for a family day trip. In addition to apple picking, there is a kids’ space with areas for kids to play, a pumpkin house and farm animals to visit.

Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens

2304 E. Main St. Danville, IN 46122

A farmstand where you can pick up fresh apples, this spot is a great place during their fall festival. It includes a corn maze, hayrides, apple cannons and a barnyard bonanza kids will love!

Bruicks Brothers Produce

12818 Edgerton Road New Haven, IN 46774

Telephone: (260) 749-0891 

This farm stand is a great place to get excellent apple cider and fresh fruits for your fall baking.

Chandler’s Farm

2849 E CR 825 S Fillmore, IN 46128

A fun stop for kids to enjoy the flavors of fall, you can pick your own apples from over 75 varieties and choose your own pumpkin. Kids will love the horse drawn hayrides around the farm.


3 Bee Farms

14922 535th Street Griswold, IA 51535

A family-owned farm that is a great place for family fall fun including the pumpkin patch and corn maze, and a hot spot for local produce.

Allen’s Orchard

5801 N. 10th St Marion, IA 52302

Allen’s Orchard offers a large variety of u-pick apples, as well as events. From apple cider doughnuts to an Applefest, there is lots to enjoy at this family-friendly orchard.

Apples on the Avenue

3035 Addison Blvd Nashua, IA 50658

This orchard is a great spot for apple picking, fall photos and a variety of locally made specialties like honey and maple syrup.


Lawrence Community Orchard

830 Garfield St. Lawrence, KS 66044

This location is a community orchard created to make fresh produce available to all. The orchard is available for everyone to enjoy its harvest.

Meadowlark Farm

11249 Sw 160th St Rose Hill, KS 67133

This family friendly farm offers a large variety of apple picking and pumpkin picking. They also offer a farm store, picnic tables, farm animals and a kids’ play area.

St. Andre Orchard

5443 Rawlins Rd Atchsion, KS 66002

This family run orchard offers visits by appointment only. They offer pesticide free produce carefully cared for and hand picked.


Apple Tree

21991 N. U.S. Hwy 119 Cumberland, KY 40823

 (606) 589-5735

Visiting this orchard is by appointment only, and is known as the home of the Scarlett Gala apple.

Brandywine Orchard

9355 Russellville Rd Guthrie, KY 42234


This orchard offers a wide range of apple varieties. Visiting is by appointment only.

Eckert | Boyd Orchard

1396 Pinckard Pike Versailles, KY 40383

This family-friendly orchard is a place kids love! In addition to offering over 30 varieties of apples, there is a great playground on property that includes a 90 ft slide, a climb to “Terry’s Mountain”, gem mining and more.

best apple picking in us
Ready to pick! Photo credit: Kim Orlando

Haney’s Appledale Farm

8350 KY-80, Nancy, KY 42544

Haney’s has been a landmark since the 1870’s.  Pick from 10 varieties of peaches, pears and nectarines.  After a successful haul, celebrate with an apple cider donut in the newly renovated family home and end the day (so you can savor the flavor) with a delicious freshly made fried apple pie.  If you have any energy left after all that, you can shop Haney’s store for fresh fruits and veggies and a variety of KY local items.

Hidden Hollow Orchard and Wildlife Sanctuary

3200 Apple Hill Rd Louisville, KY 40245

This lovely orchard offers a wild variety of apples for picking as well as a wildlife sanctuary. It’s a great spot to spend a day trip enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Pumpkins in a patch with a family in the foreground
Pick your own pumpkins and fall festivals are often happening during apple picking. Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Bailey Orchard

255 N. Hunts Meadow Road Whitefield, ME 04353

This family-friendly farm offers over 50 varieties of apples, and apple picking starts after Labor Day through mid-October. They also have their own cider press and make their own apple cider.

Boothby’s Orchard

366 Boothby Road Livermore, ME 04253

This lovely rural family farm (with lodging) offers apple picking, wagon rides and wine tasting! It’s a great place for a family day out.

Brackett Orchards

224 Sokokis Ave. Route 11 Limington, ME 04049

This lovely family farm is great for kids. From apple picking and pumpkin picking to wagon rides and a train ride, kids will love this picturesque New England orchard.

Circle B Farms

287 East Presque Isle Rd Caribou, ME 04736

This lovely small orchard offers u-pick apples and blueberries. It’s a great spot to stop and get your apple picking fix


Linden Hall Orchard

10224 Downsville Pike Hagerstown, MD 21740

This local farm sells a variety of apples and produce grown on site.

Lohr’s Orchard

3212 Snake Lane Churchville, MD 21028

This family run farm stand offers pick your own apples and fun fall events in October.

Shaw Orchards

21901 Barrens Road South White Hall, MD 21161

A 111 year old family run farm that offers some of the finest produce in the region. Stop here for a warm and welcoming apple picking experience.

Weber’s Cider Mill Farm, Inc.

2526 Proctor Lane Parkville, MD 21234

This fun farm offers more than just apple picking. It hosts many fall harvest days with food trucks, fresh apple cider, play structures, hay rides, family activities and more!  Visit in September and October for the fall celebrations.


Apex Orchard

153 Peckville Road Shelburne, MA 01370

This fun family farm offers a variety of fall activities. Come here for apple picking, dedicated fall events, local honey and maple syrup and apple-flavored treats.

Autumn Hill Orchards

495 Chicopee Row Groton, MA 01450

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

18 Boon Road, Stow MA 01775

One of the most beloved orchards in Massachusetts, this spot is perfect for kids with so many farm activities. From a petting zoo to hayrides to the apple picking area, mazes and more, this is definitely a great family day trip.

Barker’s Farmstand

1267 Osgood St. (Rte. 125) North Andover, MA 01845

One of the oldest farm stands in the United States, having started in 1642, this is a wonderful family place to pick your apples!


Alber’s Orchard & Cider Mill

13011 Bethel Church Road Manchester, MI 48158

This fun spot with award-winning apple cider boasts more than 100+ apple varieties. With fall family activities, it is a great place to take kids apple picking.

Apple Charlie’s Orchard and Cider Mill

38035 S. Huron Rd New Boston, MI 48164

A family-run farm, this orchard offers pick your own apples as varieties are ripe. Call ahead to see which variety is available for your visit.

Red barn with a line of golf carts
Many orchards and farms have playgrounds and picnic tables for a great family day out! Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Afton Apple Orchard

14421 South 90th St. Hastings, MN 55033

A family-owned apple orchard that opens for pick your own apples. It also hosts a variety of fall events, including apple festival weekends with fun activities for the kids. Check their website for event dates.

Apple Jack Orchards

4875 37th St SE Delano, MN 55328

This fun orchard offers a great activity for a fall day for kids. With u-pick apples, a bakery with apple cider doughnuts, farm activities and a gift shop, kids will have a blast.

Stonegate Orchard & Market

1571 116th Street Slayton, MN 56172

You can enjoy more than just apple picking here! This orchard is fun for kids with a donkey, goats, a slackline, a ninja slackline, playground equipment and more.


Hickory Ridge Orchard

24688 Audrain Rd. 820 Mexico, MO 65265

This orchard hosts a variety of activities where kids have a blast. More than just apple picking, kids can stroll on a nature trail, visit the petting zoo, enjoy the corn maze or hop aboard a haystack ride or the Hickory Ridge Express.

Purple Gate Farm

416 Poplar Drive Highlandville, MO 65669

A family-run farm with an organic orchard, this spot is a working farm with animals. It is a great place to pick organic apples.

Schweitzer Orchards

S Hwy 169 & FF St. Joseph, MO 64507

A fun family farm with u pick apples and other fruits, a playground and family hayrack rides.


Degroot Orchards

83275 US Hwy 81 Madison, NE 68748

This family-run farm grows apples, pumpkin and watermelon and opens for pick your own as varieties are available.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch & Orchard

12102 So. 180th St. Gretna, NE 68028

This fun orchard hosts many fall events and activities kids will love. In addition to pick your own apples and pumpkins, kids can visit the onsite barnyard, Halloween-themed displays, a hayrack ride to the pumpkins and apples and a barnyard ride!

New Hampshire

Surowiec Farm

53 Perley Hill Road Sanbornton, NH 03269

A working family farm that offers pick your own apples when in season. Call in advance to confirm availability.

Stonybrook Hill Farm

128 Glidden Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

This cozy farm offers a variety of you pick fruit options, including apples. Kids can enjoy the hayride and the farm stand offers products and baked goods to bring home.

Smith Orchard

184 Leavitt Road Belmont, NH 03220

Stop here for a relaxed pick your own apples experience on this family farm. Apple cider donuts are made fresh and sold on the weekends, a perfect fall treat!

McLeod Brothers Orchard

749 North River Road Milford, NH 03055

A family farm in business for 75 years, this lovely spot offers a range of pick your own apples and a CSA. It also has a farm stand to load up on your favorite apple desserts.

Family walking through an apple orchard
Check with the farm or orchard to see what’s ripe for picking for your visit. Photo credit: Keri Baugh

New Jersey

Demarest Farm

244 Werimus Rd. Hillsdale, NJ 07642

This fun farm is a great place for picking your own apples and a variety of other activities. They host a Halloween light show in October and movie nights!

Eastmont Orchards

169 County Rd. E. Rt 537 Colts Neck, NJ 07722

This orchard is a great place for simple apple picking, photo opportunities and class trips.

Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill & Farm Store

104 State Park Rd. Chester, NJ 07930

This relaxing family farm is a great spot for a family day out. Activities include apple picking, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, farm store-bakery, ice cream window a hot dog stand and more!

New Mexico

Romero’s Orchard

County Road 1105 Driveway #65, Embudo, NM, 87531.

A small orchard that offers apple picking when in season. Call to confirm availability.

New York

Abbott Farms

3275 Cold Springs Rd Baldwinsville, NY 13027

This family friendly farm offers u-pick apples. Kids will love their tube slides, play areas, and farm animals, as well as their onsite fresh-baked treats and ice cream!

Apple Barrel Orchards

2673 Sand Hill Rd. Penn Yan, NY 14527

This relaxing orchard offers u-pick options for apples, as well as a farm store to pick up products and fresh baked goods.

Beak & Skiff Apple Farms Inc. / Cider Mill

4472 Cherry Valley Tpk La Fayette, NY 13084

A fun place for families, kids will love picking their own apples. Then they can enjoy the playground area and their new apple cannons with targets!

Bellinger’s Apple Orchard

685 Argersinger Rd. Fultonville, NY 12072

Set on an over 200 year old family farm, kids will love this apple picking spot! They will also enjoy the corn maze, hay maze, hayrides and orchard tours.

Looking for more apple picking spots? Check out these additional best places to go apple picking in New York!

North Carolina

Skytop Orchards

P. O. Box 302 Flat Rock, NC 28731

This mountain top orchard is a real treat for families. In addition to apple picking, kids will love the fresh-made apple cider doughnuts, tractor-pulled hayrides, farm animals, playground, bamboo forest and so much more!

The Orchard at Altapass

PO Box 245 Little Switzerland, NC 28749

A relaxed apple picking orchard along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Boxes of gourds at an apple orchard
Be sure to visit the farm stand for local products on your visit. Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Apple Hill Orchards

1175 Lex-Ontario Road Mansfield, OH 44903

A great place for a family fun day, kids will love picking apples here. In October, they host an Apple Hill Kids’ weekend, with Scavenger-hunt hayrides, barrel train, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, face-painting, cider-pressing, pony riders and more!

Moreland Fruit Farm

1558 West Moreland Rd Wooster, OH 44691

This is a lovely pick your own farm located in Ohio’s Amish country.

Rittman Orchards

13548 Mt. Eaton Rd. (SR 94) Doylestown, OH 44230

This is a lovely orchard and farm stand that includes apple picking and special events. Check the calendar to see what’s on before you visit.

Hidden Hills Orchard

5680 State Route 26Marietta, OH 45750

This orchard offers apple picking and as well as other in-season fruits. You can also get fresh-pressed apple cider here, the taste of fall!


Beilke Family Farm

4925 Rockdale St NE Brooks, OR 97305

A lovely family farm, come here to pick your own apples and visit their well-organized orchard.

Jossy Farms

31965 NW Beach Rd Hillsboro, OR 97124

This family farm has been in business since 1885. They specialize in apples and pears, so it’s a great place to visit for your apple picking. Be sure to check if they are open before visiting.


Apple Castle

277 State Route 18 New Wilmington, PA 16142

This lovely farm located near Western Pennsylvania’s Amish Country (close to the Ohio border) offers u-pick apples and hosts a fall festival and craft fair. It’s a great spot to spend the day.

Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market

110 Ducktown Rd Hellam, PA 17406

This family-friendly orchard and farm market offers pick your own fruits, as well as a five-acre corn maze and straw bale jungle gym.

Half Crown Hill Orchard

600 North Branch Road McDonald, PA 15057

A great spot for apple picking when available and fun for the whole family. You can pick up local honey, apple cider, and kids will love the apple tic tac toe and apple slingshot!

Hollabaugh Brothers

545 Carlisle Rd Biglerville, PA 17307

This fantastic orchard near Gettysburg is great fun for the whole family. They offer apple picking and fun family activities like family cooking classes and Halloween festivities. Check their events calendar for details.

Rhode Island

Barden Family Orchard

56 Elmdale Road North Scituate, RI 02857

This multigenerational family farm is a great place for picking your own apples. It also has a farm stand to pick up an apple pie or other fall treats.

Steere Orchard

150 Austin Ave. Greenville, RI 02828

This small farm specializes in apples and peaches. In addition to pick your own apples from September through October, kids will love to take a ride on the tractor!

Young Family Farm

260 West Main Road Little Compton, RI 02837

This wonderful family farm offers a variety of pick your own fruits. They also host an Apple Festival every year, one worth marking your calendar for!

Father and daughter picking apples in an orchard
Our family loves finding fun orchards for apple picking and fall festivals. Photo credit: Keri Baugh

South Carolina

Bryson’s Apple Orchard

1011 Chattooga Ridge Rd, Mountain Rest, SC 29664

A fun family farm that welcomes visitors for picking their own apples. There is also a farm stand on site.

Chattooga Belle Farm

454 Damascus Church Road Long Creek, SC 29658

A beautiful farm with a gorgeous mountain view, this spot offers a variety of apples for picking. They also host events so be sure to check the calendar before visiting to see what’s on.

Squire Acres

2339 Bull Hill Rd Gray Court, SC 29645

(864) 876-0682

A small family farm that is reviving. It carries Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples, as well as pecans and other fruits.

South Dakota

Hoversten Orchards LTD

25789 480th Ave Brandon, SD 57005

A small orchard and stand that invites you to come and pick your own apples. Check their website or call their “Apple Hotline” to see what’s available for your visit.

Krause Family Orchard & Nursery Inc.

29349 Orchard Road Glenham, SD 57631

This family orchard offers over 14 varieties of apples for apple picking. Come in and find your favorite!

Country Apple Orchards

27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032

This large fun apple orchard has over 4,000 apple trees, offering a large selection of apple picking options. It is also a fantastic kids’ day out, with large jumping pillows, a zip line course, a giant hay bale maze, a petting zoo, train rides, pony rides and more!

Prairie Blush Orchards

19393 449th ave Lake Norden, SD 57248

This lovely orchard invites you for apple picking by appointment only. Give them a call to see what’s available.


Breeden’s Orchard & Country Store

631 Beckwith Road Mount Juliet, TN 37122

This lovely orchard and country store invites families to come and pick their own apples. Check their calendar as they often have events, including tot-friendly ones like story time!

Shade Tree Farm and Orchard

2087 Kinneys Road Adams, TN 37010

This family owned farm and orchard has over 500 apple trees and a wide range of apples. They welcome you to come pick your own!


The Orchard

Rt. 2 Box 234 Idalou, TX 79329

This family orchard is a great spot for apple picking and all things apples. But their highlight is their apple butter festival! Check their calendar for details.

Love Creek Orchards

13558 State Highway 16N Medina, TX 78055

This sweet orchard offers u-pick apples and fruits, as well as offer events. Check out their calendar for their Country Pumpkin Patch event.

Sonlight Apple Orchard

600 Austin Street Mason, TX 76856

Kids will love this orchard as they welcome you to enjoy an apple harvest. Using an antique cider press and bobbing for apples is also part of the experience!

Young girl picking a ripe apple
Kids love choosing the best of the harvest when they go apple picking. Photo credit: Keri Baugh


Rowley’s Red Barn

901 South 300 West Santaquin, UT 84655

More than a spot for just apple picking, kids will have an adventure at this fun spot. Kids can take a tractor-pulled wagon ride through the fruit farm, enjoy a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and a large play area with a huge range of activities. Check their calendar for the Pumpkin Festival as well!

Olsen Orchard

298 East 2100 South Providence, UT 84332

This small family-run farm specializes in Cameo apples. They also take orders for fresh cider.


Appleberry Farm

West Mountain Rd. Shaftsbury, VT 05262

This is a local favorite for apple picking and fresh made cider. Kids will love stopping here to find their favorite shiny apples.

Boyer’s Orchard and Cider Mill

1823 Monkton Road Monkton, VT 05462

This lovely orchard offers over 50 varieties of apples, as well as other fruits. You can try their fresh-made cider and homemade treats at their bakery.

Champlain Orchards

955 Route 74 West Shoreham, VT 05770

A large variety of apples are available for picking here. Check their harvest calendar to see what is available for the time of your visit, and be sure to grab one of their homemade pies or donuts!


Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902

This lovely orchard, market and bakery offers pick your own apples as well as special events. Be sure and check their calendar for what’s coming.

Hollin Farms

1584 Snowden Rd, Delaplane, VA 20144

This lovely farm high on the eastern slope of the blue ridge mountains is a working cattle farm with an orchard and pick your own apples and other fruits. It is a fourth-generation farm well worth visiting.

Morris Orchard

226 Tobacco Row Ln, Monroe, VA 24574

A small family-owned farm that offers apple picking as well as a variety of other fruits when in season. Over 13 apple varieties grow here and they also make their own cider!

Crooked Run Orchard

37883 E Main St, Purcellville, VA 20132

A family-owned farm for over 250 years, this spot is a pick your own farm that allows picnics and picnic tables. Do check their Facebook page before arriving to be sure they are open.


Jones Creek Farms

32260 Burrese Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

This welcoming farm specializes in u pick. Come by and grab their apples in season (check their calendar before visiting.)

Bellewood Farms & Distillery

6140 Guide Meridian, WA-539, Lynden, WA 98264

A great spot to spend your fall day, this farm offers u pick apples and has some weekend adult-oriented events.

Swans Trail Farms

7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290

Kids will love this family-friendly farm. In addition to picking apples, and celebrating during their Honeycrisp Festival, they can enjoy a 55-acre pumpkin patch, a Washington State corn maze, a petting farm, wagon rides, a famous “Four Little Pig” show, live duck races and more!

Skipley Farm

7228 Skipley Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290

This quaint farm offers apple picking, farm tours, events and classes. Check their calendar to see what’s cooking!

Sign advertising a corn maze in an apple picking orchard
Some farms and orchards have fun family activities like corn mazes! Photo credit: Keri Baugh

West Virginia

Shanholtz Orchards

33 Jersey Mountain Rd, Romney, WV 26757

(304) 822-5827 

This orchard offers a range of apple picking. But visits are by appointment only so call before you go.

Four Seasons Farm

8781 Evans Rd, Leon, WV 25123

A small family farm that offers apple picking when available. Be sure to call before you visit.

Orr’s Farm Market

682 Orr Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25403

This family-owned farm offers pick your own apples, a farm stand, pumpkin picking and more.


Peck & Bushel Fruit Company

5454 County Rd Q, Colgate, WI 53017

This family-owned and operated organic apple orchard is a great place to spend some time selecting delicious fresh apples. They offer over 25 varieties, as well as homemade cider, pies and many other apple products in Southeastern Wisconsin. We grow and sell over 25 different varieties of apples. At the farm, we press our own fresh cider use only our own apples in our homemade pies and make many other apple products.

Elegant Farmer

1545 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149

This fun spot offers activities for the whole family. From apple picking to corn mazes, hayrides and more, it is a great place to spend a family day.

Appleland Farm Market

4177 WI-57, Fredonia, WI 53021

Stop by to pick your own in season apples!  In addition to apple picking, you can pick up some delicious seasonal products like homemade honey, jams and jellies, fall decor and more.

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

W6384 Sugar Creek Rd, Elkhorn, WI 53121

This spot welcomes you to come and pick your own apples and grab an apple cider donut or baked good while you are at it!


Pope Farm and Apple Orchard

2531 US Highway 26 Lingle, WY 82223


This farm and apple orchard offers apple picking. Call before you visit to confirm availability.

Circle J Ranch Camp

3338 US-16, Ten Sleep, WY 82442

This cost hosts an apple festival every year. While you can’t pick your own apples here, the event includes apple  bobbing, dancing, chili, apple pie, apple cider, vendors, crafters, pumpkin painting, outdoor games and more.

Father and son apple picking in an orchard.
Apple picking is a great way to celebrate the flavors of fall! Photo credit: Keri Baugh

Final Thought About Apple Picking

This great fall activity for families is a wonderful way to be outside, enjoy the weather and taste the delicious flavors of the season. Before you go apple picking, be sure and read the farm or orchard’s guidelines. Many offer apple picking tips as well, to ensure your family has a great time.  The best part, though, is celebrating the harvest and enjoying family time together. Happy picking!

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