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1.Honey Pot Hills Orchard

Stow, MA

Honey Pot Hills Orchard - Stow, MA

Where: About an hour outside of Boston

What: Over 100 years old, this sprawling orchard offers everything from pears to blueberries to Honeycrisp apples. With a corn maze and hayrides for the kids as well, it’s a family-friendly spot perfect for making memories!

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2.Deardorff Orchards

Waconia, MN

2. Deardorff Orchards - Waconia, MN

Where: About 45 from Minneapolis

What: Deardorff is home to 125 acres of pick-your-own apple trees, an apple barn, and countless farm animals. You’ll also find Parley Lake Winery’s tasting room on the property, where you can enjoy a glass of wine post picking!

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3. Shelburne Orchards

Shelburne, VT

3. Shelburne Orchards - Shelburne, VT

Where: Roughly a half-hour from Burlington

What: Take a scenic tractor ride through the orchards, then head on over to the orchard store to stock up on fresh peaches, plums, cherries, and some homemade apple ginger cider. In the mood for something stronger? Adults can head over to the tasting room to try some apple brandy.

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4. Apple Holler

Sturtevant, WI

4. Apple Holler - Sturtevant, WI

Where: Roughly a half-hour from Milwaukee + 1 hour and a half from Chicago

What: Apple Holler is the place to go when you want a full-on apple experience. The property offers a restaurant, seasonal sleigh and hayrides, a bakery, souvenir shop and endless fields of all kinds of fall produce.

Other spots in town:

  • For even more nature, explore the nearby Hawthorn Hallow - which serves as both a nature sanctuary and arboretum.

  • If you love cheese as much as our team does, you need to stop in the Mars Cheese Castle. While we wish it was a castle made of cheese, we will settle for a castle-shaped building filled with cheese, a bakery, meats, and gift packs!

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5. Larriland Farm

Woodbine, MD

5. Larriland Farm - Woodbine, MD

Where: A 40-minute drive from Baltimore + 1-hour from Washington, D.C.

What: At Larriland Farm you’ll find all kinds of produce from apples to pumpkins, and even broccoli! Be sure to enjoy the straw maze and hayrides before you leave to get in the festive fall mood!

Other spots in town:

  • Up for a hike to a gorgeous view? Hit the Black Rock Cliff hike on the Appalachian Trail up to Annapolis Rock to view the breathtaking surrounding area. Make sure you bring water + appropriate hiking shoes!

  • On your way out of town, treat yourself to freshly brewed beer at Elder Pine, known for blended, barrel-aged beers, and Waredaca Brewing Company, a sustainable brewing company.

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6. Nashoba Valley Winery

Bolton, MA

6. Nashoba Valley Winery - Bolton, MA

Where: A 1-hour drive outside of Boston +

What: Nashoba Valley Winery is an over 21 apple orchard dream. Try apple vodka, brandy, hard cider and wine at this multifaceted winery, distillery, orchard, and restaurant property!

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7. Los Rios Rancho

Oak Glen, CA

7. Los Rios Rancho - Oak Glen, CA

Where: A 1.5-hour drive outside of Los Angeles + 40-minutes from San Bernardino

What: Nestled in the foothills of the San Berardino Mountains, Los Rios Ranch overs scenic views and unparalleled produce. Not only can you pick from over 10 different types of apples, but you can also enjoy them in baked goods and all kinds of food in the eatery located on the ranch grounds.

Other spots in town:

  • Explore the surround Oak Glen Preserve, lovingly cared for by the Wildlands Conservancy - California’s largest nonprofit nature preserve system.

  • Stop by Oak Tree Village and find restaurants, shops, an animal park and more in this quaint village.

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8. Huber’s Orchard & Winery

Starlight, IN

8. Huber’s Orchard and Winery - Starlight, IN

Where: Approximately 35 minutes from Louisville, KY

What: This expansive orchard + vineyard stretches over 600 acres, offering inexpensive apples and admission rates, and unique apple products like apple sangria and ice cream.

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9. Mount Hood Orchards

Mount Hood, OR

9. Mount View Orchards - Mt. Hood, OR

Where: About 1.5-hours outside of Portland

What: Surrounded by majestic views of Mount Hood, Mt. View Orchards offers a picturesque picking experience and a wide range of produce, including peaches and pears. Only interested in apples? Not to worry. The orchard offers over 100 different kinds to choose from.

Other spots in town:

  • If you’re looking for an adult beverage - head across the street to Grateful Vineyard for delicious wines, hard cider, beer, and pizza in the shadow of the breathtaking Mt. Hood.

  • While you’re in town, you gotta check out the many hiking trails and waterfalls that surround Mt. Hood. There are a lot of options to choose from, so you can determine which is best for you based on length + intensity.

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10. Solebury Orchards

New Hope, PA

10. Solebury Orchards - New Hope, PA

Where: Approximately 1-hour from Philadelphia

What: Hop on Solebury Orchard’s wagon ride for a scenic tour of the orchard. Along with endless fields of fruit, you’ll find all the fall classics at the property’s market, from cider doughnuts to fresh-made cider.

Other spots in town:

  • Stop by Peddler’s Village to explore a charming collection of gardens, shopping, restaurants, and lodging that has been inviting guests for more than 55 years!

  • When you’re finished exploring, you can stop by Mad Princes Brewing to cap off your day with a unique brew!


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