Apple Picking in the GTA
There's a chill in the air and the kids are headed back to school. You know what that means... That's right, it’s apple picking time! No matter where you live in the GTA, there's bound to be a pick-your-own farm nearby. Many will also offer fun activities like corn mazes, hayrides and farm animals. So grab a few baskets and head out to one of these great farms.
Here's where to go apple picking in Toronto and the GTA...
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON
Albions Orchards located in Caledon is close to the city and apple picking starts end of August. They grow many different apple varieties native to Ontario.
Applewood Farm Winery
12416 McCowan Rd, Stouffville, ON
Applewood Farm located in Stouffville has 11 types of apples ready for picking in September.
122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON
Brooks Farms in Mount Albert has apple picking starting early September. The highlight of a visit to this farm is the Fall Fun Festival which runs on weekends starting in September and ending early November, includingThanksgiving Monday. Kids can enjoy train rides, wagon rides, zip lines, a pumpkin cannon show, Sue Wee pig races, farm animals, a pirate ship, bouncing ponies, a playhouse, slides, and much more.
Carl Laidlaw Orchards
9496 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON
Carl Laidlaw Orchards located in Brampton opens in early September for apple picking. They offer over 20 varieties of apples.
9528 Regional Road 25, Halton Hills, ON
Chudleigh's in Milton has apple picking starting late in August but most crops are available in September right up until October. The farm offers over 20 varieties of apples. There are scenic tractor wagon rides, a variety of farm animals to visit and feed, a play area with 4 slides and tower, and a huge hay maze.
Country Apple Orchard Farm
3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON
Country Apple Orchard Farm in King City opens in late August. With approximately 5000 trees, they have been producing apples for over 27 years.
14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON
Dixie Orchard is a family-owned and operated apple farm located in beautiful southern Caledon. You can pick apples from early September until the end of October. There are also Farm Animals, a Corn Maze & Straw Jump as well as Wagon Rides on weekends.
Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON
Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm is proudly family owned and operated, specializing in pick-your-own apples, strawberries and raspberries. Apple picking season opens in late August and remains open until early November.
Organics Family Farm
7550 19th Ave, Markham, ON
Organics Family Farm located in Markham is currently open for pick your own and ready picked apples. The season runs to approximately mid October. They have a large variety of apples.
Pingle’s Farm Market
1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, ON
Pingle's Farm Market in Hampton has pick your own apples starting the second weekend in September. Fun Fall weekends take place from September to October. The Fun Farm includes: Visit to the farm animals, Bunnyville, Barn Bouncer, Mini-Golf, Giant Sandbox, Straw Maze, Giant Games, and more.
2287 Regional Highway 2, Bowmanville, ON
Watson Farms in Bowmanville has pick-your-own apples starting early September. Tractor rides run on weekends and holidays only.