The 50 Best Spots for Apple Picking in the US, According to Yelp

The 50 Best Spots for Apple Picking in the US, According to Yelp

As soon as September 1 hits, it’s all about apples. Dreaming about apple pie, sipping hot apple cider, your favorite apple recipes, and, of course, picking apples at an orchard. And despite the challenges and canceled plans we’ve all had to face this year, we can at least be grateful apple-picking remains one of the safer activities to enjoy outdoors this fall. In fact, whether you stay local or take a (domestic) autumn getaway, an apple-picking outing is a pretty ideal way to celebrate the season and stay safe—just make sure to avoid massive crowds and bring a mask.

So, where to for the best harvest, hayrides, and cider? There are so many fabulous small farms and orchards across the country that open their doors (gates?) to fruit-collecting visitors every fall. We're guessing there's one not too far of a drive from where you live. If you won't settle for anything less than the best, Yelp has pulled together a top-50 list, based on venues with an exceptionally high volume of stellar Yelp reviews.

“Each [of these] apple picking destinations is open for the 2020 season, though opening dates vary, and many are functioning on limited hours and new requirements for guests, like face masks and social distancing,” Yelp shared in its report. The smart move? Check out the farm’s website or give them a call for more information on COVID-19 safety protocols, peak times, and other timely details. 

Without further ado, check out the best places to go apple picking in the U.S. by state (in alphabetical order), and get ready for an epic excursion full of crisp apples, hot cider, and spiced doughnuts.

  • Apple Annie's Orchard — Willcox, Ariz. visit the Yelp page
  • Willowbrook Apple Farm — Oak Glen, Calif. visit the Yelp page
  • Gizdich Ranch — Watsonville, Calif. visit the Yelp page 
  • Ya Ya Farm and Orchard — Longmont, Colo. visit the Yelp page 
  • Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Market — Middlefield, Conn. visit the Yelp page
  • Bishop's Orchards — Guilford, Conn. visit the Yelp page
  • Mercier Orchards — Blue Ridge, Ga. visit the Yelp page 
  • BJ Reece Orchards — Ellijay, Ga. visit the Yelp page 
  • Eckert's Belleville Farm — Belleville, Ill. visit the Yelp page
  • Edwards Apple Orchard — Poplar Grove, Ill. visit the Yelp page
  • Honey Hill Orchard — Waterman, Ill. visit the Yelp page
  • County Line Orchard — Hobart, Ind. visit the Yelp page
  • Anderson Orchard — Mooresville, Ind. visit the Yelp page
  • Cider Hill Family Orchard — Kansas City, Kan. visit the Yelp page
  • Cider Hill Farm — Amesbury, Mass. visit the Yelp page
  • Tougas Family Farm — Northborough, Mass. visit the Yelp page
  • Homestead Farm — Poolesville, Md. visit the Yelp page
  • Larriland Farm — Woodbine, Md. visit the Yelp page
  • Wallingford's Fruit House — Auburn, Maine visit the Yelp page
  • Rocky Ridge Orchard — Bowdoin, Maine visit the Yelp page 
  • Erwin Orchards — South Lyon, Mich. visit the Yelp page
  • Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill — Armada, Mich. visit the Yelp page
  • Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard — Jordan, Minn. visit the Yelp page
  • Alldredge Orchards — Platte City, Mo. visit the Yelp page
  • Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard Pick Your Own — Hendersonville, N.C. visit the Yelp page
  • Justus Orchard — Hendersonville, N.C. visit the Yelp page
  • Applecrest Farm Orchards — Hampton Falls, N.H. visit the Yelp page
  • Mack's Apples — Londonderry, N.H. visit the Yelp page
  • Riamede Farm — Chester, N.J. visit the Yelp page
  • Battleview Orchards — Freehold, N.J. visit the Yelp page
  • Gilcrease Orchard — Las Vegas, Nev. visit the Yelp page
  • Ochs Orchard — Warwick, N.Y. visit the Yelp page
  • Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard — Mattituck, N.Y. visit the Yelp page
  • A & M Farm Orchard — Midland, Ohio
  • CherryHawk Farms — Marysville, Ohio visit the Yelp page
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards — Parkdale, Ore. visit the Yelp page
  • Douglas Farm on Sauvie Island — Portland, Ore.
  • Solebury Orchards — New Hope, Pa. visit the Yelp page
  • Triple B Farms — Monongahela, Pa. visit the Yelp page
  • Jaswell's Farm — Smithfield, R.I. visit the Yelp page
  • Rocky Brook Orchard — Middletown, R.I. visit the Yelp page
  • Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery — York, S.C. visit the Yelp page
  • Carter Mountain Orchard — Charlottesville, Va. visit the Yelp page
  • Marker Miller Orchards — Winchester, Va. visit the Yelp page
  • Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market — Williston, Vt.
  • Shelburne Orchards — Shelburne, Vt. visit the Yelp page
  • BelleWood Acres — Lynden, Wash. visit the Yelp page
  • Gordon Skagit Farms — Mount Vernon, Wash. visit the Yelp page
  • The Elegant Farmer — Mukwonago, Wis. visit the Yelp page
  • Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery & Market — Fish Creek, Wis. visit the Yelp page

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