Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards in Halton and Hamilton

Fall is my jam, and nothing beats a family trip to 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.

Andrew’s Scenic Acres

Milton  Click here to visit their website

What kids love: Wagon ride to the picking fields, walking paths with photo opportunities, ‘gently’ haunted, cornfield walks, and straw mountain for jumping.

Details: Admission $12 per person over 5 years old. The picking season can be short due to weather, so call ahead to avoid disappointment. Sunflower kingdom admission is an additional fee.

 

The Apple Orchard

Hamilton, ON    Click here to visit their website

Open Thursday thru Monday from 9 am till 5 pm. Some activities may be limited this season.

What kids love: The corn pit, wagon rides (weekdays only), a corn maze, the huge hay bales, the adorable animals and even some gnomes. This apple orchard in Hamilton has lots to offer!

Prices: Admission is $7.09 adults, $6.64 seniors, $6.20 kids and kids under 2 are free. All pick your own apples/pears are $1.89/lb – wow!

 

Applevale Orchards

Burlington  Click here to visit their website

Opening for apple picking on September 1, Applevale is open 7 days a week, from 10:00 am -5 pm during the picking season. Call if the weather isn’t great as they may close early. Sold by the bag or bushel only, with bags starting at $10.

What kids love: apple picking and fresh apple cider to purchase.

Details: Minimum $32 purchase per family, or $20 per single person, no entrance fee.

 

Carluke

Hamilton, ON  Click here to visit their website

Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 8 am till 6 pm and Sundays from 11 am till 5.

What kids love: The general store at this apple orchard in Hamilton 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.

 

Chudleigh’s

Halton Hills Read about our visit here

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: Pre-booking and payment are required for a 3-hour time slot at this apple orchard in Halton Hills. 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.

Click here to visit their website

 

Myer’s Apple Farm

Copeland, just outside Hamilton    Click here for their website

What kids love: The animals on the farm are a huge hit: horses, goats, chickens, cats and alpacas!

Details: this season, do not bring your wagon or carrying bags/bins from home as they are not permitted.

 

Puddicombe Farm

Winona  Click here to visit their website

What kids love: Train tour of the grounds (pre-book your rides for 2020), 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. Picking happens Wednesday thru Sunday from 9 am till 4:30 pm. 

 

Wheelbarrow Orchards

Milton  Click here to visit their website

What kids love: Wagon rides and baked goods, and most of all, apples!

Details: Pre-booking required. Minimum of 1 bag purchase required for entry ($23). Admission is $6 per person for everyone over 12. Admission includes access to the orchard for picking, corn field for walking, and sunflower patches for pictures. 10 lb bags are $20 and 5 lb bags are $10. 

 

William’s Orchards

Milton    Click here to visit their website

Starting Labour Day weekend, visit this Milton apple orchard for pick-your-own Tydeman’s Red, McIntosh, and Italian Prune Plums. Monday the Friday is pre-picked only, and both available on the weekend. 

 

Willis Family Fruit Farm

Milton  Click here to visit their website

What kids love: Apple picking, weekend wagon rides, baked goods, farm photo opportunities, fresh-pressed apple cider.

Details: Minimum apple purchase of $10 per person including children, therefore, a family of 4 would have to buy $40 worth on their visit to the apple orchard. There’s no minimum if you want to buy the pre-picked apples at the fruitstand.

 

Local Hamilton and Halton Farms with Ready-Picked Apples

Bennett’s Apples and Cider – Ancaster – website

Bousfield’s Apples and Cider – Milton – website

Springridge Farm – Milton – website

Drummond Farms – Waterdown – website

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This is the season where Playgrounds are quieter and cooler, and Day trips are even more special because of the changing leaves. Or find yourselves some else down below. 

1 thought on “Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards in Halton and Hamilton”

  1. The Apple Orchard on hwy 6 is great! We were there on Friday. Pick your own, wagon rides, corn pit and maze and a spot for roasting hot dogs!

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