Philadelphia, PA - As Fall has finally arrived and our staff has collected a list of orchards and farms that offer apple-picking in the Philadelphia Region. So plan your trip now and explore the countryside and the many orchards the Philly Region has to offer. Below are a few of our favorite apple-picking farms and orchards, all within an hour of Philly.
Where to Pick Apples Near Philadelphia
Highland Orchards, West Chester PA
While in the past you were able to drive your car to the Orchard to pick, visitors must now ride shuttles, which run continuously throughout the day, to the fields. Stop at the Market first to pre-pay. Highland has many varieties of apples, which are sold by the container, not per pound. Apple picking season runs from mid-July to October, and Harvest Festival weekends in the Fall include hayrides, face painting, and scarecrow building.
Johnson's Farm, Medford NJ
In nearby Medford, just a quick drive over the Ben Franklin Bridge, enjoy apple picking at Johnson's Farm, where the season begins in early September. There are also many family-friendly activities to engage in on the farm, including pedal go-karts, a tractor tire sandcastle, climbing rocks, and pretend farm.
Indian Orchard, Media PA
This 100-year-old family-run Orchard offers plenty of PYO options, including apples! Crops are grown using organic techniques that are both natural and sustainable. Visitors must register at the desk to pay the per-person picking fee and get their baskets. Indian Orchard is open daily.
Linvilla Orchards, Media PA
Much more than just an orchard, Linvilla is a vast outdoor destination for families. The Pumpkin Land display alone is worth the visit, along with a large playground, farm animals, a market, and festivals on the weekends. Families can take a hayride out to Linvilla's 20 acres of orchards with 25 different varieties of apples.
ShadyBrook Farm, Yardley PA
ShadyBrook Farm is an excellent Bucks County spot for seasonal outdoor activities. Along with the PumpkinFest, corn maze, inflatables, giant jumping pillows, and playground, the farm offers visitors a wagon ride to pick their apples.
Snipes Farm and Education Center, Morrisville NJ
Snipes Farm offers one of the widest selections of apples to pick in the area, including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold, Empire, Melrose, Ida Red, Keepsake, Royal Court, Crispin, Honey Crisp, and Fuji. Pick your apples are available during the Fall Weekends.
Solebury Orchards, New Hope NJ
Take a wagon ride to the orchards on weekends, where the driver can bring you directly to the best picking spots, with more than 20 different apples ripening at other times during the season, pick-your-own.
Styer Orchard, Langhorne PA
This Orchard with a large variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables is close to the Oxford Valley Mall, with easy access from Route 1, I-95, and the PA Turnpike. Wagon rides to the apple orchards are available. Styer Orchard advises calling first to determine the picking conditions for that day.
Tabora Farm & Orchard, Chalfont PA
This is one of the smaller farms on our list, with parking directly in front of the apple picking area. It's easy to get in and out, especially if you have little ones with a short attention span. The Market has a great selection of bakery items and the feel of an old country general store.
Weaver's Orchard, Morgantown PA
Pick-your-own fruit at Weaver's is relaxing and kid-friendly. All of the apple trees are dwarf trees, so most of the fruit is easy to reach. You can visit the farm to pick your own, but check the website as hours vary throughout the season.
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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