Autumn is here – and that means apple picking! We’ve got you covered with our 5 top apple picking locations around LOCO. Along with the picturesque views, it’s also the prime season for one of our favorite activities. If you’re searching for the perfect spots to enjoy this timeless tradition then you need to check out the list below. You’ll be in for a great experience that goes well beyond picking apples. 🍎
1. Mackintosh Fruit Farm
Where: 1608 Russell Rd, Berryville, VA 22611
Not only do they offer P-Y-O apples, but the also offer P-Y-O herbs, greens, vegetables, blackberrys, peaches and zinnias. Each week a new list of available and in season items is published for pick-your-own. But wait, there’s more! Their food menu includes freshly made meals for breakfast, lunch, side dishes and desserts that vary with the seasons but are always farm fresh. Lastly, they are also a cidery and have their own cider room for tastings and relaxing with family and friends.
2. Great Country Farms
Where: 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA
Talk about an all-in-one experience! Great Country Farms combines apple picking with a plethora of other activities. Think tractor rides, mazes, and even a petting zoo. Their market is stocked with delicious pies and fresh apple cider donuts that are hard to resist.
3. Crooked Run Orchard
Where: 37883 E Main St, Purcellville, VA
A historic gem in the heart of Loudoun County, Crooked Run Orchard has been serving the community for generations. This family-run orchard is a testament to organic, sustainable farming, offering naturally grown apples without synthetic pesticides. It’s an ideal spot for those looking for a more traditional apple picking experience.
4. Hartland Orchard
Where: 3064 Hartland Ln, Markham, VA 22643
While primarily known for its refreshing hard cider, Henway Hard Cider in Waterford also welcomes visitors for apple picking. Walk through the beautiful orchards, check out the “Adult” corn maze, and don’t forget to sample some of their signature ciders at the end of your visit.
5. Hollin Farms
Where: 1524 Snowden Rd, Delaplane, VA 20144
This amazing, family-owned farm has been in business for over 70 years. Currently run by a third generation farmer and his wife who are committed to carrying on their family’s legacy while also staying true to their values of sustainability and land stewardship. This pick-your-own farm features 40 acres of fruits and veggies that are available all year long.
Tips for Apple Picking in Loudoun County:
- Dress comfortably: Wear comfy shoes and clothes suitable for a day outdoors.
- Check the schedule: Before visiting, make sure to check the orchard’s website or give them a call. Some varieties might be available only during specific weeks.
- Bring your own basket or bag: While many orchards provide containers, it’s always a good idea to bring your own just in case.
- Savor the experience: Apple picking is as much about the journey as the destination. Soak in the scenery, click photos, and make memories!
Loudoun County, with its fertile lands and rich heritage, is truly an apple picker’s paradise. And, we’ve made it easy for you to visit some amazing apple picking farms around LOCO where you can pick-your-own apples and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing, a romantic date idea, or simply want to enjoy the freshness of handpicked apples, these orchards won’t disappoint.