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Ontario’s Best Apple Picking Spots

One for the basket, one for me. It’s a time honoured tradition, one that affords many delicious opportunities to explore Ontario’s rural places at your own pace. Keep in mind that due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the activities listed may not be fully available – make sure you check the locations website for more information.

We’ve gathered up some of our favourite pick-your-own spots into a nice little list for all you apple-loving bakers. Take an afternoon, visit a farm and pick your own this season!


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Applewood Farm

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

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Applewood Farm has been in the same family for over 40 years, and their expertise shows in the way they run their business. There is something for everyone at this farm, including tractor rides to the orchards and a playground for the little ones.


 

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Dixie Orchards

Inglewood, ON

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Dixie Orchards has over 23 types of apples for you to choose from. But it doesn’t stop there, once you’re done picking apples for the day, spend some time exploring their corn maze, sipping apple cider or perusing the farm bakery.

Bonus: They often throw BBQ parties on the weekends.


Carl Laidlaw Orchards

Brampton, ON

carllaidlaworchards.ca

This is the place to go if you’re looking for a day of apple picking, but also if you’re looking for more than just pick-your-own. There are wagon rides, toy tractors, a hay barn (with a barn beam walk activity inside), a sunflower field, roasted hot-dogs and buttered cobs of corn, plus – and this is our favourite part- you can bake an apple pie right there on the orchard using the apples you just picked!


 

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T&K Ferri Orchards

Clarksburg, ON

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In addition to being a stop along The Apple Pie Trail, TK Ferri Orchards has a lot to offer. When you’ve picked as many apples as you can fit in your baskets, spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the famous, on-farm pressed, Grandad Jack’s Apple Cider.


 

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Chudleigh’s

Milton, ON

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If you haven’t been to Chudleigh’s before, we suggest you pack your family in the car and head out there ASAP because this farm is a tradition for many families for a reason.

During the harvest season, there are lots of activities for both adults and children. In addition to apple picking, there are tractor rides, scarecrow-making, and homemade apple pies for the taking! Even Summer Music Nights at the farm featuring live music, a hard cider bar plus delicious bites like mac n’ cheese and cheese blossoms. Make sure you purchase tickets in advance though, they have new guidelines in place this year.


Mountain Orchards

Mountain, ON

mountainorchards.ca

Purchased by the Lyall and Hobson families in 1973, Mountain Orchards has been running a pick-your-own operation for decades, and plans to continue doing so for decades to come! After you’ve picked all the apples you can carry, spend the afternoon wandering the beautiful forest trail or getting lost in the corn maze.


Nature’s Bounty

Port Perry, ON

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This beautiful farm looks exactly how its name suggests. Enjoy the views of the property while you pick from over 10 different varieties of apples. Afterwards, you can attempt their obstacle course, or relax and enjoy some fresh apple cider.


Stay tuned for more ‘Where To Pick Your Own.’