1. Iowa Orchard, Granger
Iowa Orchard is a beautiful orchard in Granger that offers a wide variety of pick-your-own apples, tours and other activities like hayrides, a tire obstacle course and badminton. They also sell a wide variety of mouthwatering homemade pies. Location: 9875 Meredith Dr., Urbandale, IA.
2. Allen’s Orchard, Marion
Allen's Orchard in Marion offers a wide variety of apples for apple picking, as well as fun events, like Oktoberfest and LuLaRoe Fall Fashion week. Location: 5801 10th St., Marion, IA.
3. Center Grove Orchard, Cambridge
At Center Grove Orchard, you can pick your own apples in many delicious varieties. They also have plenty of fun activities like a corn maze, hayride and much more. When you're done picking apples, make sure to try a delicious apple doughnut. Location: 32835 610th Ave., Cambridge, IA.
4. Wilson’s Orchard, Iowa City
At Wilson's Orchard, you can pick a variety of different kinds of apples. They have pumpkins in October, as well. You can also enjoy fresh apple cider and apple turnovers, and plenty of fun fall activities. Location: 4823 Dingleberry Rd. NE, Iowa City, IA.
5. The Big Apple Orchard, Mount Vernon
The Big Apple Orchard west of Mount Vernon offers 22 different varieties of apples. Also check out the Orchard store, where they have a bakery, donuts, gifts and more. Location: 1115 U.S. 30, Mt Vernon, IA.
6. Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, Council Bluffs
Ditmars in Council Bluffs offers apple picking, and a variety of activities, like a corn maze, tractor rides, bale maze and more. There is also a vineyard there, so make sure to visit the Orchard store to sample some wine as you enjoy the scenery. Location: 19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, IA.
7. Appleberry Orchard, Donnellson
At Appleberry Orchard, you can pick your own apples and pumpkins, and there’s a petting zoo, a bakery, and more. Make sure to sample “the Queen’s Apple,” a fresh picked, sliced apple drizzled with homemade caramel and topped with whipped cream and your choice of toppings. Location: 2469 IA-2, Donnellson, IA.
8. Community Orchards, Fort Dodge
Community Orchard offers a large variety of fresh-picked apples, a bakery with homemade goodies, gifts, home decor and lots of activities, from a corn maze to to a giant playground. Location: 2237 160th St., Fort Dodge, IA.
9. Trapple Orchard, Little Sioux
With 20 varieties of fruit and produce, including lots of apple varieties, Trapple Orchard has plenty of deliciousness to offer. The orchard offers seasonal activities, like spring mushroom hunting, summer berry picking and fall apple harvesting. Location: 1377 145th St., Little Sioux, IA.
10. Czipar’s Apple Orchard, Dubuque
Head to Czipar’s Orchard for fun activities, a variety of fresh apples and delicious fall treats, like fresh apple cider, apple butter, jellies and apple blossom honey. Location: 8610 US-52, Dubuque, IA.