10 Best Places for Apple Picking in Vermont

Apple Picking in Vermont – 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. 

Apple picking season near Vermont 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!


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Scott Farm Orchard

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301

Scott Farm Orchard has a rich and wholesome history filled with apple picking memories!

“Scott Farm is a for-profit business owned by The Landmark Trust USA, which was gifted the 571 acre property in 1995. We grow 130 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples as well as plums, blueberries, peaches, pears, quince, nectarines, cherries, grapes, medlars and apricots, paw paw & persimmon.

Each year we plant new apple varieties and other interesting fruit to expand the existing orchard. Even when the apples are all picked we still encourage you to visit our farm store where we have a lot of different apples, eat a donut, drink cider and play one of our lawn games!”


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Scott Farm Orchard

Shelburn Orchard 

216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482

Pick your own apples at this Shelburn Orchard along the shore of Lake Champlain in Shelburne. They harvest over 80 acres of apples trees. They have 30 varieties of apples, peach, pears, table grapes, pumpkins, plums and sour cherries.

A Shelburn Orchard fan writes “We love Shelburne Orchards not only for their great apples, but for the many extras they offer. There is a store (Cider House Farm Market) that sells fresh cider donuts, apple cider, honey, syrup, pies and more.

There is a small cafe that sells soup, hot/cold cider, pie slices and a few other treats. Plus it seems like every other weekend or so there is always a great event going on at the orchard.

You will also find a rope swing and some hay bales that are loosely shaped like a hay maze for kids to play on. This is a picture perfect place to spend a fall afternoon with the family.”


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Shelburn Orchard


Allenholm Farm 

111 South St, South Hero, VT 05486

Allenholm Farm is Vermont’s oldest commercial apple orchard -it has been in the Allen family since 1870.

“Adjacent to the Petting Paddock is the Farm Store where you will find a colorful array of Vermont products, such as honey, maple syrup, and cheese. Allenholm Farm sells its own unsweetened Empire Applesauce and spiced Apple Butter, as well as homemade jams and jellies – their specialty is Crab Apple Jelly.

During the summer you can enjoy homegrown vegetables from the gardens, and delicious small fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, plums, peaches, sweet and sour cherries. The fall harvest brings in their apple crop, sweet cider, and the South Hero Applefest! Maple Creemees have become a favorite treat at Allenholm.

They take a vanilla soft-serve mix and add pure grade B maple syrup to it for an out-of-this-world flavor experience – cool, refreshing, and addictive!”


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Allenholm Farm



Chapin Orchard

150 Chapin Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452

You and your family are warmly welcomed to Chapin Orchard to enjoy picking and tasting the fruit on offer.

“At Chapin Orchard our mission is to produce high quality fruit and farm products using management practices that encourage a sustainable orchard environment.  Through careful and minimal use of pesticides, applied only when needed, we provide customers with healthy and good tasting fruit and cider.

We offer a great selection of apples varieties, including a few antique varieties, and some of the newer “disease resistant” varieties as well.

Currently over half the orchard is planted in Macintosh. The “Mac’s” along with Cortlands, Empires, Macouns, Liberties, Red Delicious, and Paula Reds account for over 90% of what we’ve got planted.”


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Chapin Orchard


Wellwood Orchards

529 Wellwood Orchard Rd, Springfield, VT 05156

A trip to Wellwood Orchard is an fabulous day out in the countryside for all the family.

“Nothing beats the experience of picking your own apples on a clear crisp fall day. There are plenty of branches full of apples for all ages and abilities. This is an experience that is sure to be a family tradition. Don’t miss out on the fun! And don’t forget your camera!

The fun is here waiting…just for you! We grow Macintosh, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp*,  Cortland, Empire, Mutsu, Macoun*, Northern Spy, both Red and Golden Delicious and more! These are available for pick your own when ripe. 

PYO Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples, pears and plums in their own seasons.
See our website for the seasons and what we are picking. We have a large country store with baked goods, hand canned items, maple products, honey, candy, gift items, and our own fresh fruits!
Apple cider donuts are made fresh on the WEEKENDS ONLY during Strawberry and Apple season.

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Hackett’s Orchard

86 South St, South Hero, VT 05486

Hackett’s Orchard in South Hero has been around for over sixty years and still it is growing and evolving.

“Hackett’s Orchard has grown in South Hero, VT since 1967. A family-owned diversified farm and market with 47 varieties of apples, fresh cider doughnuts, apple cider, cider slush, and apple crisp.

Outside in the orchard we have been planting new varieties as well as pruned and fertilized the existing trees.

We have been renovating the salesroom and barn as well as gotten a few new Vermont products to sell! Depending on when the apples are ready, pick your own typically starts Labor Day and ends early October. We offer pick your own 7 days a week.”


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Hackett’s Orchard


Happy Valley Orchard 

217 Quarry Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753

You are sure of some very happy times when you stop by at Happy Valley Orchard! 

“At Happy Valley Orchard, we pride ourselves in the great variety of apples we grow. In addition to the traditional varieties like McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Red Delicious; we also grow heirlooms and lesser-known varieties like Northern Spy, Keepsake, Spitzenburg, Russet, Vermont Gold, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonathan, Winesap, and many others.

Find a new favorite apple today! We also sell our beloved cider donuts made fresh everyday, as well as apple cider pressed here at the orchard, and a variety of produce from local growers. In September and October, you and your family can pick your own apples!

It’s fun for all ages and a great fall tradition. Stop by and see what it’s all about at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, Vermont.”


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Happy Valley Orchard


Yates Family Orchard 

1074 Davis Rd, Hinesburg, VT 05461

At Yates Family Orchard you can enjoy picking your own fruit and sampling some delicious homemade produce too!

Welcome to Yates Family Orchard! Pick Your Own apples with us- 28 different varieties and growing. Visit the Orchard Stand to enjoy our amazing orchard made treats as well as shop our growing list of Vermont Specialty food products and artisan work. THE 2022 APPLE GROWING SEASON HAS BEGUN! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN THE FALL! We are a family owned and operated apple orchard on Monkton Ridge in Vermont with spectacular Adirondack mountain and valley views. Enjoy 26 different apple varieties, pears, and plums. Visit us September through November to pick your own apples or visit our Orchard Stand to taste our Orchard produced products, pick up local Vermont Specialty products and various Vermont artists work.

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Yates Family Orchard


Moore’s Orchards

Between Johnson and, Webster Hill Rd, North Pomfret, VT 05053

Moore’s Orchard is a traditional farm in every sense. 

“Moore’s Orchard is a family run diversified farm in North Pomfret Vermont. They produce maple syrup, apples, blueberries, annual and perennial plants, and registered Angus cattle. Rural orchard set in the rolling hills of Pomfret Vt. Enjoy our scenic views while picking a wide selection of old and new style apples. Moore’s Orchard, it’s an adventure!”


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Moore’s Orchard


Southern Vermont Orchards

1126 Carpenter Hill Rd, Bennington, VT 05201

At Southern Vermont Orchards Apple Barn you can look forward to fresh fruit to pick, as well as treating yourself to some homemade baked treats.

“Southern Vermont Orchards was originally established in 1910 by Edward Hamlin Everett. Edward Everett began his career as a bottle salesman for his stepfather, the inventor of the Lightning fruit jar (a predecessor to the Ball and Mason jar). Everett proved to be a gifted businessman.

His innovations in the manufacturing of glass and his discovery of large deposits of gas and oil required to fuel these glass factories fostered huge success and great wealth. The main Estate building was referred to as “The Orchard House” (now Southern Vermont College) was surrounded by 75,000 apple, 3,000 plum and 2,000 quince trees planted by Mr. Everett.

The orchards covered the surrounding hillsides and extended southward for ten miles.

On his land, he planted cherries, quince, pears and plums as well as 65 varieties of apples. Under his guidance Everett Orchards became the largest privately owned orchard in the world, renowned for its modern agricultural practice and high quality fruit.”


Southern Vermont Orchards


Also see our post on Apple Picking Near Me as well as other fruit farms in Vermont.


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