Apple Picking Near Washington, DC and Baltimore

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Baugher’s Orchard - Westminster, MD
Open Saturday and Sunday this fall.  This farm has been operating in Carroll County for more than 100 years. The fall harvest festival is every weekend in October and includes pick your own pumpkin patch, apple picking, face painting, pumpkin bounce, pony rides and home made ice cream. Petting zoo has llamas, alpacas and farm livestock to pet and feed. Their cider mill was built in 1986 and presses only locally grown apples. Farm Market has pies, homemade fudge, ice cream, fresh produce and merchandise. Their address is 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, MD 21158. It is located about 39 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore.

Lohr’s Orchard - Churchville, MD
Apple picking generally starts in mid August and runs until mid October.Pumpkins are available starting the last weekend of September.Weekend hayrides to the pumpkin patch and cider tasting are also available in autumn. Founded in 1928 by Andrew and Harry Lohr, it moved to its present location in 1974.It is run by Andrew Lohr, Jr., his wife Zandra, and their daughter Candace.It is a little over an hour northeast of Gaithersburg in Churchville in Harford County, MD.

Milburn Orchards - Elkton, MD
Family owned and operated since 1902.Apple picking runs from late August through October with varieties including jonathan, red & golden delicious, fuji and more.Fall festival weekends from September 13th through November 2 will have hayrides, corn maze, non-haunted boo barn, straw maze, obstacle bounce, rope maze, farm animal zoo and other family fun activities.Paint ball shooting gallery, arts & crafts and pony rides available at an additional cost.

Shaw Orchards - White Hall, MD
Open every Saturday in September and October.  Their family farm has been producing fruits and vegetables on the Mason-Dixon line for more than 100 years. Pumpkin picking, apple picking and hayrides in the fall. Pumpkin season generally starts in late September and ends in November. Apples available from August through October.  Hayrides are $6 each with a pumpkin included. Apple cider is available, pressed locally exclusively for their farm. There are also fall decorations available in the Farm Market. The address is 5594 Norrisville, Rd., White Hall, MD. It is about 40 miles north of downtown Baltimore.

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Butler’s Orchard - Germantown, MD
PYO apples from late August until October.They have been hosting their pumpkin festival with pick your own pumpkins for more than thirty years. Pumpkins available up to 80+ pounds at a price of 65 cents per pound. Free activities include tractor driven hayrides, spider web, corn box, corn hole, giant slides, straw maze, pedal tractors and playground. Additional fee for pony rides, face painting kids crafts and pumpkin cannon (select days). Available food includes caramel apples, apple cider donuts and more.Located north of Gaithersburg.

Crooked Run Orchard - Purcellville, VA
Pick your own apples on weekends and extended weekends.They grow twelve varieties of apples.Price is generally $1 per pound.Red raspberries and pumpkins also available in autumn.No admission fee. Parking is free.Located ten miles west of Leesburg.

Marker-Miller Orchards - Winchester, VA
Twelve varieties of apples are available for picking in September and October.There is also pumpkin picking, scenic wagon rides, children’s playground and cow train.Enjoy apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin rolls and 10″ pies from the bakery.Special events include the Apple Harvest Festival (October 11-12) and Pumpkin Festival (October 25).About the farm: The fourth and fifth generations of the family are farming the land.The stone house on the farm dates back to 1811 and the apple orchards were first planted in the 1930s.

Stribling Orchard - Markham, VA
They have thirty acres of apple trees with more than 20 varieties of apples.Apples are available for picking from mid-August through early November.Bakery is open on weekends starting Labor Day weekend.Purchase their apple-cinnamon-raisin bread, pumpkin pies and other local products. The main house on the property started in the mid-1700s.The first 100 apple trees were planted after a lease was granted to the uncle of Chief Justice John Marshall, William Marshall, in 1765.The Stribling family, who continues to run the orchard, purchased the land in 1812.Some of the trees in the orchard date back to the 1930s, but most were planted in the last 20 years.There are currently approximately 2500 apple trees.

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