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The 10 Best Apple Picking Farms In The U.S.

Savor a cider donut at these 10 stunning apple orchards.

Located in Parkdale, Oregon, the family-owned Kiyokawa Orchard grows over 150 varieties of apples, pears, cherries, and stone fruit. Plus there’s local honey, jam, and fresh cider available at the farm stand.@kiyokawafamilyorchards
Fishkill Farms in the Hudson Valley offers apple picking (reservations required), or you can shop the fruit in their farm store that has everything from luxe bath products to locally grown produce. Don’t forget to visit the cider bar before you go.@fishkillfarms
Come for the apple picking, stay for the baked goods. Johnson Orchard in Yakima, WA has been in business since 1904. There’s a farm store on the property with everything from produce to local wine, and a bake shop where everything is made from scratch.@johnson_orchards_yakima
It’ll be hard to keep your eyes on the apples with a mountain view like this one from Mt. View Orchard in Mt. Hood, Oregon. There’s 50 acres of apple and pear trees, plus berries, carrots, beets, pumpkins, and so much more.@mtvieworchards
Imagine relaxing with a hot cider or a crisp glass of wine under this apple tree after a day of picking fruit. Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NY is not only beautiful and inviting, it’s also a winery that sometimes has live music. Best day ever.@terhuneorchards
One of the best parts of apple picking is getting to peep all the gorgeous fall foliage. If blazing leaves is what you’re after, Solebury Orchards in New Hope, PA will deliver. The apple crop is wonderful this year, but you do need a reservation.Solebury Orchards
With over 800 acres crossing from Tennessee into Alabama, Scott’s Orchard is a special place (and it’s the largest orchard in Tennessee). There are over 18 varieties of apples to choose from, and if you’re lucky you may score a cup of fresh cider.@scottsorchard
It’s hard to beat New England in the fall with its crisp air and expansive sky. Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, VT is a perfect place to spend an autumn day picking apples and then getting a fresh hard cider from their cidery.@champlainorchards
Located in the breathtaking Hudson Valley region of New York, Liberty View Farm is a must-see. In addition to apple picking, the farm hosts outdoor movie nights, pop-up shops, weddings, and there’s even a farmhouse available for overnight stays.Liberty View Farm
The jaw-dropping views are reason enough to visit Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC. If you’d rather skip the work but still take home on fresh apples, they have a stocked farm stand in addition to you-pick options (and don’t sleep on the cider donuts).@skytoporchard