Fall is a beautiful time of year, and what could be better than taking in the crisp weather and picking even crisper, fresh apples? That’s right, the height of apple season is approaching, and there is no shortage of apples to pick in YDH. Apple picking is a fun fall activity that makes for a great family outing and is done in the fresh, open air, so it has been deemed safe even during the pandemic. Bring a sweater and wear some comfortable boots that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. There will be an abundance of scenic photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera!
Get lost in a corn maze (hopefully not!) and explore our beautiful region with a warm cup of fresh apple cider in hand. You won’t regret it!
Apples are the nutritious go-to snack, whether for lunches or when you’re on-the-go….but let’s be honest, apples taste even better when turned into a warm homemade apple pie, apple crisp, or apple cider – yum!
Pro tip: Granny Smith is one of the most popular baking apples. It’s a tart and tangy apple with a firm flesh. If you like a splash of sweetness, pair it with some slices of Honeycrisp in your recipe.
YDH Apple Picking Farms
- Pingle’s Farm Market in Hampton
- Archibald Orchards Estate Winery in Bowmanville
- Applewood Farm in Stouffville
- Brooks Farms in Uxbridge
- Natures Bounty Farm in Port Perry
- Pine Farms Orchard in King
- Homestead Orchards in Sutton
- Spirit Tree Estate Cidery in Caledon
- Albion Orchards in Caledon
- Downey’s Farm in Caledon
- Dixie Orchards in Inglewood
Keep in mind that due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the activities may not be fully available, as well, you may need to purchase tickets online – make sure you check the locations website for more information to ensure a safe visit for all. Happy picking!