Fall is my jam, and nothing beats an annual family trip to the apple orchard. Every year we load up on more-than-mom-can-carry apples, then we cart them home and search for delicious ways to use them all up. As a result, I fancy myself an apple sous chef, roasting, baking, sauteeing, and pureeing my way through fall!
There are lots of pick-your-own apple orchards throughout Halton and into Hamilton. Here’s our PYO apple guide with all the details you need to find an orchard and have some family fun on the farm over the next few weeks.
Location: Halton Hills
What kids love: Wagon ride to the picking fields, BBQ’s on Sundays, ‘gently’ haunted, cornfield walks, and straw mountain for jumping. Pony rides on weekends and holidays.
Details: Weekday admission $5 per person, weekends $10 per person over 3 years old. The picking season can be short due to weather, so call ahead to avoid disappointment.
What kids love: The general store sells old fashioned candy, take a wagon ride through the apple orchards, and the apples of course!
Details: Fresh baked goodies in the bakery, real apple cider, a variety of apples to choose from.
Location: Halton Hills
What kids love: Children’s area with animal petting, nature trail, tractor rides, and pony rides.
Details: Adults and children 4 and up – $15.00. Family of 4 – $52.00. Seniors – $12.00. Children 3 and under are free. Most varieties are pick-your-own or buy them bagged.
What kids love: Wagon rides ($1.00), corn maze on the weekends ($5.50), play park ($), petting zoo, large sandbox,
Details: Admission is $3.50 Pick your own, or buy bagged at the market, bakery and fresh produce available as well.
What kids love: Wagon rides and baked goods, and most of all, apples!
Details: minimum 1 bag purchase required for entry ($23).
What kids love: Train tour of the grounds, petting zoo, children’s village, and picking apples.
Details: Country store, winery, and Ontario pear cider. A fun-filled full day at the apple orchard.
What kids love:
Details: Free admission on weekdays (not holidays and PA Days) $4.50 adults, $4.25 seniors, $4.00 kids and under 2 is free. All apples/pears are $1.65/lb – wow!
What kids love: Wagon rides.
Details: Minimum apple purchase of $7 per person including children, therefore, a family of 4 would have to buy $28 worth on their visit to the apple orchard. There’s no minimum if you want to buy the pre-picked apples.
These are a few apple orchards I’ve heard about, but tracking down info online wasn’t successful. Call before you head out to avoid disappointment.
Myer’s Apple Farm
Copetown (west of Hamilton)
Comment below if there are any apple orchards that offer pick-your-own that aren’t on our list!