Fall is officially here! Apple picking is a cherished autumn tradition and one of our favourite seasonal date ideas. As the summer heat gives way to cooler temperatures, orchards around the Toronto area come alive with fresh apples, delicious cider, fun wagon rides, and wholesome farm fun!
We’ve rounded up a few apple orchards around Toronto that you can visit this season to start your fall dates off right!
Located in Hampton, ON, Pingle’s Farm Market is a classic fall destination for apple-picking enthusiasts. This charming orchard offers a picturesque setting where you can pick-your-own fruits, veggies & flowers. They have a huge variety of apples to pick from such as McIntosh apples, Honeycrisp apples, and Royal Gala apples. Beyond apple picking, you can explore their playground, shop from their bakery and go through their corn maze making it an ideal farm date!
Address: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, Ontario
Hours of operation: Tuesdays – Thursdays from 9am-5pm; Fridays – Sundays from 9am-7pm
Organics Family Farm is your go-to destination for a refreshing apple-picking experience that’s as environmentally conscious as it is enjoyable. Located in the heart of Markham, this eco-friendly orchard offers organic apples ripe for picking while surrounded by serene landscapes. They have a variety of apples to pick from such as Ambrosia, Lobo, and Prima apples. Organics Family Farm provides the perfect backdrop for a sustainable and memorable apple-picking date adventure that’s kind to both the environment and your taste buds.
Address: 7550 19th Avenue at Reesor Rd. Markham
Hours of operation: Weekdays 9am-6pm; Weekends 9am-5pm
Season: August 23, 2023 – Until the Thanksgiving Weekend
Cost: $15 per person. This price includes a 5lb bag of pick your own apples
Embrace the beauty of fall at Dixie Orchards while indulging in an apple-picking experience. This family-owned orchard has over 20 apple varieties to choose from, offering a delightful selection for apple enthusiasts of all tastes. As you stroll through the scenic orchard, you’ll be treated to stunning countryside views, making it not only a destination for apple lovers but also a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Dixie Orchards promises a memorable day filled with the joy of apple picking against the backdrop of Caledon’s natural beauty.
Address: 14309 Dixie Rd, Inglewood, ON
Hours of operation: September to October, everyday from 10am to 6pm
Season: Until October 7th
Downey’s Strawberry and Apple Farm is the ultimate fall destination for apple lovers! The orchards are filled with crisp, juicy apples ready for picking with lots of seasonal options including . Enjoy scenic wagon rides, get lost in a charming corn maze, and select the perfect pumpkin from their bountiful patch. Don’t forget to sample their famous apple cider and savor freshly baked pies. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere and an array of activities, Downey’s Strawberry and Apple Farm promises an unforgettable day of apple picking and autumnal fun.
Address: 13707 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, ON
Hours of operation: Daily 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Season: Until November 5th, 2023
This charming orchard where the beauty of autumn is showcased in every tree. This peaceful destination offers a wonderful apple-picking experience, allowing visitors to pick from their favourite varieties including Ambrosia, Spencer, Empire, and Honey Gold apples. Applewood Farm provides the perfect backdrop for family outings and peaceful escapes. Whether you’re in search of the crispest apples for snacking or baking, Applewood Farm invites you to savour the flavours of fall while immersing yourself in the serene natural beauty of Ontario.
Address: 12416 McCowan Rd. Stouffville
Hours of operation: Wednesdays – Fridays from 10am – 5pm; Saturdays – Sundays from 9am – 5pm
Season: Until end of October
This is an iconic apple-picking destination that has been a cherished tradition for generations. Located in Milton, this beloved orchard offers a captivating apple-picking experience. Explore the lush orchards, handpick your favourite apples, and enjoy the crisp fall air. Beyond apple picking, Chudleigh’s offers a host of family-friendly activities, including play areas, farm animals, and a nature trail. Don’t forget to treat yourself to their legendary apple blossom dessert—a sweet ending to a perfect day at Chudleigh’s Apple Farm.
Address: 9528 Regional Rd 25, Milton, ON
Hours of operation: Daily from 8:30am – 6pm
Season: Until end of October
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