This fall season is the perfect time for you and your friends to explore what Ontario has to offer. In this case, why not enjoy some fresh, quality apples at one of many apple orchards in Ontario. Whether you decide to go with your family, a group of friends or even a date, you'll be heading home with a big bag of apples.
Of course, with fall season well underway, apple picking is definitely something that you will want to add on your fall bucket list. Whether you use the apples to bake a fresh apple pie or to test out some new ciders, it's well worth the visit.
If you're in the mood to pick some apples and enjoy all the festivities that fall has to offer, here are nine orchards in Ontario where you can go on adorable apple picking adventures.
Brantview Apples & Cider
Price: No entry fee; around $8 per small bag
Address: 225 Howell Rd., St. George, ON
Why You Need To Go: Besides apple picking, you can enjoy tractor rides on weekends for a true fall experience. There's also an 8-acre corn maze that you and your friends can get lost in. In October, you can expect some quality apples like Russets, Mutsu, Jonagold, Northern Spy, and Golden Delicious.
Watson Farms PYO
Price: Apples are $35/half bushel bag or $2.50 per pound
Address: 2287 Regional Highway 2, Bowmanville, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can also pick raspberries and pumpkins just in time for Halloween. They also offer tractor and wagon rides from Fridays to Sundays!
Price: $3 per person for entry, $1.45 a pound
Address: 14309 Dixie Rd., Caledon, ON
Why You Need To Go: There are over 20 varieties of pick-your-own apples available throughout the season according to their website. You can also pick your own pumpkins, squash, plums, pears, and hazelnuts. They also offer an awesome corn maze, straw jump, and friendly farm animals.
Carl Laidlaw Orchards
Price: 18 years and older $7.75 plus HST, 2 years and older $5.75 plus HST
Address: 9496 Heritage Rd.Brampton, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can sample the variety of apples that are perfect for picking at their tasting wagon. How about enjoying a wagon ride into the orchards? You can also make an apple pie and try their very own apple cider.
Price: Ages 4 to 13 is $13.00 / General Admission (13 and up) is $15.00
Address: 9528 Regional Rd. 25, Halton Hills, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy seeing some farm animals, as well as tractor wagon rides, and a play area for kids, nature trail, and bail jump.
Orchard Home Farm
Price: No admission fee
Address: 235 Howell Rd., St. George, ON
Why You Need To Go: They also have pears available for picking! Their varieties of apples and pears include Jonagold, Spartan, Red Delicious, Snow, Smoothee (Golden Delicious), Empire, Cortland, Gala, Red Cort, and Bosc pears. Some may be limited at this time.
Applewood Farm Winery
Price: Admission is $10.00 per person ages 3-65. Apples are $20.00 for a 20-pound bag.
Address: 12416 McCowan Rd., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can also try their Elora's Harvest (Apple) Dinner wine or their Mac Meade apple cider. Pumpkin picking is also available, as well as a corn maze.
Downey's Strawberry & Apple Farm
Price: Bag full is $29. However, it comes to $1.70 per pound if not filled up.
Address: 13707 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you're a fan of apple cider, you can try their freshly pressed cider that's available until closing early November. They also have candy apples available until the end of October to satisfy that sweet tooth.
JC Agri Orchards
Price: No admission fee but apples sold by the pound
Address: 3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON
Why You Need To Go: With over 40 years of experience, you can for sure be treated with some quality apples. They also have a market and bakery open so you can try some sweet treats.