Apple Picking in Michigan – 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. Add to that fascinating and diverse surroundings of Michigan and the perfect family activity has been created, with no tech in sight! As you explore Michigan 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 Michigan 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!
4620 M-88, Central Lake, MI 49622
At King Orchards they warmly welcome all the family to enjoy day in the fields picking apples.
“We are a family of farmers. We tend the land together, we run our business with the support of each other and we wholeheartedly welcome visitors to our farm, treating them as part of the family. We love sharing the abundance (and joy!) of our harvest with our customers. We take pride in getting our hands dirty and seeing the smiles that result.
Michigan apples are world-famous for flavor and appearance. Our philosophy is to produce the highest quality fruit possible by focusing on a few select varieties that do especially well in this region.
Apple Picking season begins around early September and lasts approximately eight weeks. Our orchard was plated with pick your own apples in mind. A short walk out of the fruit stand takes you into the orchard where apple picking is easy and fun for the whole family.”
Apple Blossom Orchard
2581 Wilder Rd, Midland, MI 48642
At Apple Blossom Orchard they are passionate about all things apples!
“We are a family owned orchard working together to serve our community with a quality product, fair prices and friendly service. Our orchard, started and run takes the business of growing fruit seriously. Apple Blossom Orchard boasts 23 varieties of apples, made-fresh-daily, cinnamon-apple donuts, fresh pressed cider and the proud winner of the Reader’s Choice Silver Award for the best Caramel Apple!”
Wasem Fruit Farm
6580 Judd Rd, Milan, MI 48160
Wasem Fruit Farm is a popular and friendly orchard, where the staff work tirelessly to provide guests with the best quality fruit to pick.
“Wasem Fruit Farm is a family-owned and family-oriented orchard in rural southeastern Michigan, located between Ypsilanti and Milan in Washtenaw County. We take pride in our high-quality products, especially pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries; homemade, unpasteurized cider; and delicious fresh donuts made daily during the autumn season. We also grow a variety of other produce including red and black currants, gooseberries, plums, pears, and fall raspberries, all of which we sell in season at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market.
Wasem Fruit Farm has over a dozen varieties of apples available for U-Pick, and even more available that are already picked. Our U-Pick apple season typically begins shortly after Labor Day and continues through early November.”
Snappy Apples Farms
961 Newaygo Rd, Casnovia, MI 49318
At Snappy Apple Farms, in addition to an abundance of apples, you can also browse their fully laden farm shop and enjoy all the delicious produce and sweet treats available!
“Snappy Apple has been satisfying customers over 60 years. We proudly offer homegrown peaches and over 15 varieties of crisp, juicy apples. Snappy Apple features all Michigan grown produce and products. We have home grown apples and peaches. Snappy Apple is known for their delicious cider slushies and our large homemade caramel apples are a local favorite. We have honey, jam, maple syrup, popcorn, picked asparagus along with a variety of pumpkins, gourds, mini and decorative pumpkins. ”
2374 M-20, New Era, MI 49446
Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm
2621 S Karsten Rd, Rogers City, MI 49779
At Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm there’ is so much more than just apples!
“Knaebe’s is a cozy and fun Apple Orchard located in Northeast Michigan where you’ll find the most delicious donuts, cookies and pies, (and tons of other bakery items), fresh pressed cider, jams, maple syrup, honey and pickled veggies and great gifts in our barn! Don’t miss our hard cider and wood fired pizza, too! We offer u-pick apples and pumpkins and there are friendly farm animals to visit and hay rides to enjoy! Visit us in the fall – Labor Day weekend through early November.
Our orchard is admission free. Wood Fired Pizza and Hard Cider can be enjoyed in the barn adjacent to Knaebe’s main barn. This is one arm of the operation that you won’t want to miss! Visit our farm animals and playground Wednesday through Sunday, horseshoes and cornhole are also available (all free of charge!).”
Also look at our post on more fruit picking farms in Michigan.