We're collecting community recommendations for the best apple picking near Philadelphia on this interactive list!
In addition to picking apples, some farms might offer kid-friendly activities like petting farms, play areas or pumpkin patches. Check directly with each farm's website or social media for updates on when you can pick apples and which varieties are available.
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Cherry Hill Orchards
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Cherry Hill Orchards features Pick-Your-Own Apples with a wide selection of varieties such as Ginger Gold, Gala, Fuji, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady and many more. Bring your own containers and pick delicious fruit with your family! This family-owned farm also practices conservation and protection of the environment.
Vanessa M.: Pick your own apples, pumpkins and other vegetables at Brecknock Orchard. Their Fall Festivals include wagon rides, a straw maze, caramel apple making, corn kernel play, outdoor games, food & much more.
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Fifer Orchards offers loads of family fun with a corn maze, pumpkin picking, pedal tractors, rubber ducky races, Bee Line zip swings, straw slides, pumpkin pad and much more. Their Fall Festival has tractor and wagon rides to the apple orchard where you can pick your own.
T.S. Smith & Sons
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: T.S. Smith & Sons offers Pick-Your-Own apples in 12 crisp varieties including Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, Romeo, Black Twig and more. They also feature special events to celebrate the Fall Harvest! They are a family-owned farm with 800 acres of farm land and the mission of growing high-quality produce for the community.
Vanessa M.: With a year round farmer's market, seasonal classes, events, and children's storytimes, Weaver's Orchard has lots to do in addition to picking your own apples. Deli and bakery on site offers deli sandwiches, soups, fresh cider, homemade fudge, and fresh baked pies.
Vanessa M.: There is always something fun happening at Highland Orchards. In addition to apple picking, Highland Orchards has a playground, hayrides, animals, and their events schedule lists a 5K, cooking and canning classes, children's story time, and more. Don't miss their baked goods - fresh baked pies and award winning apple cider donuts are available all year!
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Don't miss Linvilla Orchards' Pumpkinland in the fall, chock full of activities including piles of pumpkins, apple picking, corn maze, straw maze, hay and train rides, games, pony rides, live music, food and much more.
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Frecon Farms features U Pick Apples during the Fall season. They offer 30 acres of orchards, kid's play area, select weekend live music, flower patch, concession stand and picnic area to enjoy as your family picks from a wide variety of classic apple choices including Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Macintosh, Red Delicious and more. It will be a fun yet relaxing day for your family!
Indian Orchards Farm
Vanessa M.: Indian Orchards Farm offers organically grown fruits and vegetables available to pick at their 100+ year old farm. Pick your own apples, pumpkins, and persimmons in the fall, and even your own Christmas trees in December!
Hill Creek Farms
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Hill Creek Farms features 3 apple orchards boasting 17,000 apple trees with a wide variety of juicy apples such as Fuji, Cameo and Jonagold. Perhaps the best part for kids is that they plant dwarf trees so even the youngest of kids can still reach up and pick apples all by themselves! Hill Creek Farms also features kid's activities and games throughout their orchards. Before apple picking, everyone is shown a brief film to teach the proper way to pick apples. Apple picking season begins in Early Fall with their Apple Kickoff Festival followed by Family Fun Days full of amazing attractions!
Mood's Farm Market
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Mood's Farm Market offers Pick-Your-Own Apples for family Fall fun. They have a wide selection including Gala, Ginger Gold, Pippen, Empire, Red Delicious, Fuji, Pink Lady and more. For added fun, they feature Apple Hayrides on select September days that include a ride to the orchard, your choice of picking 3 pounds of apples, apple cider and apple cider donut. For more apple fun, come out to their Apple Festival for kid's activities, a maze, apple hayrides, contests music, food and more!
Duffield's Farm & Market
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: A family-owned and operated farm, Duffield's Farm & Market offers wholesome fun with Pick-Your-Own Apples during harvest season. They also feature an Apple Festival to start the season off right, along with seasonal hayrides, kid's activities and more family fun!
Tabora Farms & Orchard
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Enjoy fresh apple picking & the annual Great Apple Festival at Tabora Farms and while you're there, check out their bakery, winery and deli. There's more Fall and kid friendly Halloween fun on weekends in October such as wagon rides, kids maze, crafts, live music and more.
Johnson's Corner Farm
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Johnson's Corner Farm grows 10 varieties of apples for customers to pick their own. Hayrides to the apple orchard are required. The Farm offers other Fall weekend fun such as pumpkin picking, corn maze, animal farm, discovery barnyard, live music, gem mining and more.
Pick up various apple treats in the market such as apple pie, cider donuts, caramel apples, cider slush and more.
Vanessa M.: Solebury Orchards is located in the heart of Bucks County, and offers pick your own apples in several different varieties. Wagon rides through the orchard are offered on weekends from September to early November. The market sells homemade cider, donuts, applesauce, and fresh produce.
Shila: The fall harvest at Styer Orchard brings acres of pick-your-own apples, as well as many varieties of squash & pumpkins. Be sure to take a walk through the corn maze. It typically takes around a half hour to find your way out.
Shady Brook Farm
Vanessa M.: Pick your own apples at Shady Brook Farm! Families will enjoy the playground, animal feeding, go-carts, and giant jumping pillow. Check out their Farm Market for fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, baked goods, and Uncle Dave's homemade ice cream!
Johnson's Locust Hall Farm
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Take a hayride to pick-your-own apples at Johnson's Locust Hall Farm. Choose from 6 well-loved varieties including Fuji, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith from their 4,000 apple trees. They also feature other Fall family activities to entertain the kids such as a corn maze, animal farm and play patch.
Jennie Utsinger: Terhune Orchards grows more than 50 crops on 250 acres. About half the farm is devoted to orchards. They grow more than 35 varieties of apples, 28 varieties of peaches and 4 varieties of pears. When you're there, be sure to stop by the barnyard to see the sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks, geese and chickens that live there year-round.
Strawberry Hill Farm
Vanessa M.: Strawberry Hill is a pick your own fruit farm. They offer pick your own peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, and apples, each in several different varieties. Call first to find out what is currently available for picking.
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