Apple picking is an annual tradition for many in Ottawa. It's so much fun to visit an orchard and pick fresh apples off the trees with your friends. If you want to go apple picking near Ottawa, you need to visit this farm in fall.
Mountain Orchards is in Mountain, Ontario which is 45 minutes away from Ottawa. Here, apple picking runs from the end of August til mid-October.
At the adorable farm, there are over 10,000 trees and 11 different types of apples available! You can find all your favourite kinds of apples, including McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Spartan, Cortland, and Golden Delicious. With such an assortment of apples, it means there are apples especially for pies, or apple sauce, or to just enjoy as a snack.
Visiting Mountain Orchards is free! All you need to pay for are the apples you pick, which makes this activity super cheap!
In addition to apple picking, there are lots of other fall favourites too. There are two corn mazes, a wagon ride, and 1.5 km of forest trails to explore. Best of all, these activities are free! So, you can easily spend the entire afternoon at the farm having the picture-perfect fall day.
When you're at Mountain Orchards, you need to try their homemade apple doughnuts. On TripAdvisor, multiple reviews praise the doughnuts, with one review saying, "The homemade donuts are to die for."
Apple picking, corn mazes, and doughnuts! You need to get your BFF to join you this fall to visit Mountain Orchards. The exact dates when the apples are ready to be harvested depends on the weather, so make sure to check the Mountain Orchards website for updates on the apples before visiting!
Price: Free admission; pay for the apples you pick
Address: 10175 Clark Road, Mountain, Ontario
Why you need to go: There are so many fall favourites to enjoy, including apple picking and corn mazes!