Is there anything that says “Fall” like heading out to the apple orchard and picking a bag or two of your own fresh apples?
And honestly, who can resist the taste of apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple cider slushies, caramel apples… I could go on.
The weather will be cooling down and the trees are starting to change. Now is the time to plan autumn day trips! If you’re ready for apple-flavored everything, then we highly recommend visiting these fun apple orchards in Maryland.
Call or check the websites ahead of your outing to make sure they are open and are not requiring a reservation. All farms have different covid precautions in place.
When it comes to apple picking in Maryland, no place beats Larriland Farm in Woodbine. This pick-your-own-fruit farm has bountiful fruit to choose from nearly year-round. Autumn is, of course, plentiful with apples. They also offer hayrides for a festive experience. Address: 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD, 21797.
This farm offers pick-your-own apples on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Be sure to also check out the homemade ice cream and pies while you’re here. Delicious! Address: 28600 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD, 21771.
This spot has a variety of fruits to pick year-round and even has an on-site restaurant with great homemade food. It truly comes alive in autumn with its apple cider, apples, and pumpkins. Address: 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, MD, 21158.
Apple lovers, rejoice! There are so many varieties of apples found here, it’s difficult to choose which ones to pick (maybe try one of each)? Address: 22711 Wildcat Road, Germantown, MD, 20876.
Another Germantown orchard makes the list of places to go apple picking in Maryland, and this one offers an abundance of fruits to pick. If it’s apples you seek, Butler’s Orchard has a few varieties as well as festive events through the season. Address: 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD, 20876.
This place includes a wagon ride to and from the pick-your-own fields. There’s also a bakery on-site with mouthwatering pies. Address: 15036 North Franklinville Road, Thurmont, MD, 21788.
This place has a few types of apples and the “u-pick” apples calendar changes week by week. Do not leave without trying their famous apple cider donuts. Trust us -- they’re delicious. Address: 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD, 21921.
This spot is known for being quite festive during the fall season (trust us, you’ll want to check out their baked goods). What many don’t know is that right down the road they have a pick-your-own farm known as Weber’s PeachBerry Farm. Now is the time to partake in their delicious apples! Address: 2526 Proctor Lane, Parkville, MD, 21234.