Fall is my jam, and nothing beats a family trip to a one of the many local pick your own apple orchards. Every year we load up on more-than-we-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 pick your own 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.
What kids love: apple picking and fresh apple cider to purchase.
Details: Minimum $20 purchase per car, no entrance fee.
What kids love: The general store sells old fashioned candy, take a wagon ride through the apple orchards, and the apples of course!
Details: Freshly baked goodies in the bakery, real apple cider, a variety of apples to choose from.
What kids love: The corn pit, wagon rides, a corn maze, the huge hay bales, the adorable animals and even some gnomes.
Details: $3.99 per person on weekdays (not holidays and PA Days) $5.31 adults, $5.05 seniors, $4.65 kids and kids under 2 are free. Wednesdays are “no frills” days where admission is free but only open for picking, no entertainment. All apples/pears are $1.65/lb – wow!
What kids love: Wagon rides to pumpkin patch, playpark offers farm animals, toyland, swings, jumping straw, gigantic sandbox, dirt mountain with slide, monkey bars, and more!
Details: apple picking is limited this season, so call before you head out to avoid disappointment.
What kids love: Wagon ride to the picking fields, walking paths with photo opportunities, ‘gently’ haunted, cornfield walks, and straw mountain for jumping.
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: 4 giant slides with 2 towers and a bridge, “retired” tractors, horse tire swings, sandbox, friendly farm animals, wagon rides, nature trail, hay bail jump and pony rides every day (weather permitting). Maximum up to 70lbs for the pony riders.
Details: Children under 3 are free, 4-12 years old are $13.00, and everyone over is $15.00. Most varieties are pick-your-own or buy them bagged.
What kids love: Wagon rides and baked goods, and most of all, apples!
Details: minimum of 1 bag purchase required for entry ($23).
What kids love: Apple picking, weekend wagon rides, baked goods, farm photo opportunities, fresh-pressed apple cider.
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.
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.
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!