Apple Picking Maryland – The notion of apple picking is one that conjures up romantic images of happy families exploring picturesque orchards and picking crisp red fruit with golden leaves. The perfect family activity has been created, with no tech in sight! As you explore MD in the autumn be sure to get out into the countryside to enjoy the delights of the traditional, bucolic orchards and take some time enjoying the most classic of fall activities – pick-your-own apples! Apple picking season in the Bay Area begins in mid August and continues through to the end of October.
Please do check opening times and more details with each farm before your visit, just in case anything has changed since we published this post. Enjoy your apple picking!
18901 Peach Tree Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842
Lewis Orchards are a family-owned business that “has been a treasured part of Montgomery County, Maryland life since 1888. Robert and Linda Lewis are the fourth generation to own and operate Lewis Orchards Farm Market at the intersection of MD State Route 28 (Darnestown Road) and Peach Tree Road.”
They grow Peaches, plums and apricots in the summer, and pumpkins and apples in the fall. Varieties of apples include:
- Honey Crisp
- Pink Lady
15604 Sugarland Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Homestead Farm offer many different fruits for pick-your-own. The season starts in mid-June with tart cherries, then continues in late June with blueberries. Their peach season usually starts in early-July and goes into late-August and they grow both yellow and white peaches. Different varieties ripen at different times in the season.
Thornless blackberry season usually starts in early/mid-July and goes into mid/late August. Apple picking from late-August into late- October. Finally you can pick pumpkins from late September until Halloween.
They also have a petting zoo and sell local honey.
1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158
“Come to Westminster and visit Baugher’s at our two locations for an exciting day in the country with home cooked food and fun activities for everyone in your family! Plan a fun day toPick Your Own Fresh Fruit from our orchards. We grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and pumpkins for our u-pick customers.
Wagon rides to the fields. The market has picnic tables, playgrounds, and restrooms for your convenience.
Baugher’s Petting Zoo started collecting & exhibiting animals around 1987. The animals are generally farm livestock, such as lambs, goats, donkey, chickens, rabbits, pigs, turkeys and guinea hens.”
22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
At Butler’s Farm, in addition to the fantastic variety of fruit and veg available to pick and purchase, there are a load of activities to enjoy with the whole family.
“Visit the Holiday Open House at the Butler’s Orchard Farm Park! Visit our Farm Animals, take a Hayride, play on our Slides and Playground, and roast S’mores at our Bonfires! No admission cost, no reservations necessary, just come on out and enjoy!
The Farmer’s Porch, located in our Farm Park has an array of small bites, sandwiches, pizzas and more! Chef Jay has created dishes for everyone in the family alongside a rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.
Pick your own crops include strawberries, peonies, tart cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, flowers, red raspberries, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees.
2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797
As well as picking scrumptious strawberries at Larriland Farm, there is plenty of other fresh homegrown produce to enjoy too, as well as lots of exploring and even tractor rides in the Autumn. Established nearly 50 years ago, Larriland Farm knows a thing or two about growing tasty produce!
“Our farm is open during the growing season. Our season begins with the ripening of the strawberry crop, in late May or early June, and ends with the apple harvest, in early November.”
Apple varieties include:
Ginger Gold – mid August
Gala – late August – mid September
Sansa – late August
Honey Crisp – late August
Daybreak Fuji – early September
Crimsoncrisp – mid September
Autumn Crisp – late September
Summerset – late September
Jonagold – late September
Autumn Gala – late September
Magnolia Gold – late September – mid October
Empire – late September – early October
Golden Delicious – late September
Rosalee – early October
Cameo – early October
Idared – early October
Stayman – early October
Winecrisp – mid October
Mutsu – mid October
Suncrisp – early – mid October
Braeburn – mid – late October
Fuji – late October
EverCrisp – late October
Enterprise – late October
Granny Smith – late October
Pink Lady – late October – early November
Goldrush – late October – early November.
5594 Norrisville Rd, White Hall, MD 21161
Shaw Farm Orchards history goes back an amazing seven generations.
“Shaw Orchards has become more diverse in recent years, offering the latest and most exciting varieties of apples and peaches. We have also added several other fruits, like raspberries and blackberries. In addition to high quality fruit, we also offer a full line of custom-made jams, jellies, salad dressings, and dessert mixes. One visit to our roadside market and you will be sure to appreciate our commitment to quality. Once the original orchard packing house, the market now welcomes customers to its doors, offering them quality produce and friendly service.
Shaw Orchards – celebrating a heritage of home-grown country goodness!”
As well as strawberries, Shaw Orchards have cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples. nectarines, plums, raspberries, melons, pumpkins, and natural honey.
3212 Snake Ln, Churchville, MD 21028
There is so much more on offer at Lohr’s Orchard than just pick you own. Be sire to check out the shop and taste the fresh pressed cider while you are there!
“Located in Harford County, Maryland, Lohr’s Orchard is a family owned and operated farm. Come visit us and enjoy family fun, fresh produce, fresh baked pies, locally, fresh pressed cider (when in season) and other locally sourced items!
During the fruit and vegetable season, Lohr’s has both a “pick-your-own” and a retail farm stand operation. Our retail store is open daily July through January. Our farm stand is open daily during our October fall events.”
Pick your own fruits include strawberries, peaches, cherries, pumpkins and apples.
Also see our posts on the best Farms in Maryland and Apple Picking Near Me.