Posted: 10/02/2023 | by Tori

Apple Picking in Lancaster, PA

As summer comes to a close and the refreshing scent of cool autumn air fills the atmosphere, there couldn't be a more perfect time to go apple picking.

What's better fall activity for you to do with your family than to go apple picking? Not only is it a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors, but it's also a fun activity for people of all ages.

Psst. Some orchards pick even have patches of pumpkins to pick!

Cherry Hill Orchards

Pick Your Own Hours: Mondays - Fridays 9AM - 5PM, Saturdays, 9AM - 4PM
Market Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8AM - 6PM

This family-owned orchard offers 45 varieties of apples for you to choose from as well as pumpkins. Apples can generally be picked through November, ending the season with Pink Ladies. You can view when each specific apple variety will be in season here.

Afterward, stop by the Cherry Hill Market to pick up some apple cider and treats to enjoy on the way home. You can also pick other fruits throughout the season at Cherry Hill Orchards.

Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market

U-Pick Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 10AM-4PM.
Market Hours: Monday thru Saturday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

If you don’t have time to pick your own apples but still want some fresh, crisp apples to enjoy this fall, Kauffman’s Fruit Market is the place to go. This fruit farm owns and operates about 100 acres of land, 50 of which are all apples. They offer many varieties of pre-picked apples for you to choose from as well as delicious apple treats and other local goodies.

Kauffman's has apples beginning in early August through the end of October, pumpkins beginning in September, and will be newly launching their corn maze on labor day weekend!

Masonic Village Farm Market & Orchard

Pick-Your-Own Hours: Thursday - Saturday 9AM - 3PM & Sunday 12PM - 3PM
Market Hours: Thursday and Saturday 9AM - 5PM & Sunday 12PM - 4PM

Growing over 60 varieties of apples, there is a big selection at Masonic Village Orchard. As well as apple dumplings, pies, and cookies baked fresh daily- yum. Here you must also taste Farmer Tad’s award-winning cider made with a secret blend of apples.

Pick your own apples are available from August 11th through November 11th. Pumpkins are also available for picking on specific Saturdays. If you are picking on a weekday make sure to stop in the farm market for instructions, on weekends you may go straight to the orchard.

Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market

Pick-Your-Own Hours: Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM - 4PM
Market Hours:
Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM, Saturday 9AM - 4PM

Not only does Flinchbaugh’s have apples they also have pick-your-own pumpkins, wagon rides, a straw bale jungle gym, and a 5-acre corn maze!

Pick your own apples are offered from September 15th on Fridays and Saturdays, and on Columbus Day. After you have all of your apples home, be sure to check out the recipes section of their website for great apple treats to bake. Flinchbaugh's Offers other fruits, flowers, and pumpkins for picking too!

Weaver’s Orchard

Pick-Your-Own Hours: Mondays thru Thursdays, 8AM - 3:30PM; Fridays 8AM - 5:30PM; Saturdays 8AM - 3:30PM
Market Hours
: Monday - Friday 8AM - 7PM, Saturday 8AM - 5PM

Established in 1932, this orchard is known for its apples- they grow about 18,000 apple trees on roughly 35 acres. The orchard offers many varieties, including the Star Gala which was discovered at their orchard!

Pick-your-own wristbands are required for Saturdays and holidays and may be purchased for $2 (children 12 and under a free). While you are there make sure to sample some of their award-winning pressed cider.

Brecknock Orchard

Pick-Your-Own & Market Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 8AM - 7PM, Wednesdays & Saturdays 8AM - 5PM

Just over the border in Berks County you will find Brecknock Orchard. They offer to pick your own apples as well as group tours and fall festival weekends featuring wagon rides, a straw maze, rope maze and outdoor games. Plus, make your own caramel apple, and free samples of apple butter and apple cider.

You can always watch the applesauce-making demonstrations and learn about orchard agriculture at educational displays. Festival activities are from 9 AM to 4 PM on select Saturdays.

If all else fails, our roadside stands and farmers' markets are sure to have their stands filled with delicious locally grown apples.

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