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Apple Orchards

Apple Orchards start picking in late August and runs through October, so it is the perfect fall harvest activity. One of the big traditions in my family in the fall was heading to an apple orchard for some u-pick apples, followed by apple cider and donuts from the cider mill. Hopefully, you can use the apple directories below to replicate that experience with your family and friends.

Image of apple trees in an apple orchard.

Apple Orchards with Apple Cider Mills are fun things to do in the fall.

Nationwide Directories of Apple Orchards

We’ve started compiling our own list of places for apple picking. Here are the places we currently have done:

Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Boston
New York City
Western New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Washington, DC and Baltimore
Western North Carolina
Atlanta
Columbus, Ohio
Detroit
Indianapolis
Chicago
Minneapolis
St. Louis
Kansas City
Denver
Portland, Oregon
Seattle
San Francisco
New Mexico

The following websites seemed to have a fairly comprehensive list of apple growers. Be sure and look below to see if I found a state directory for your state as well.

Orange Pippin
Pick Your Own
Apple Journal
Local Harvest

State Directories:

Some states have put together their own orchard directory in order to better market their farms. When a state does not list their own orchards, sometimes an individual will step up and link to orchards in a particular state. Where I have found a list of local apple growers in one of the fifty states, I have listed it below. If you do not see your state below, please use one of the national directories above.

Arkansas You Pick Farm Directory
Connecticut 
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa Apple Growers
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampshire
New York
Ohio 
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

After you drink some cider and pick up a bushel of apples, be sure to return to my section of apple recipes for help cooking your apples. My mouth is already watering at the thought of a nice, warm apple pie.

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