These 11 Charming Apple Orchards In Ohio Are Great For A Fall Day
With the fall season officially underway, it’s time to start planning your fall activities. While Ohio is home to several pumpkin patches and corn mazes, you’ll also want to be sure to hit up an apple orchard or two this harvest season. The following are the best apple orchards in Ohio, and they are picture perfect for a fall day.
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While Ohio may be known as The Buckeye State, it might as well be known as the Agriculture State. Why? An astonishing half of its stunning expanse is occupied by farmland, and many of these super scenic landscapes host orchards and vineyards. If you’re wondering where to pick apples in Ohio, you’re in for a treat this fall… there are so many epic places to visit! Mapleside in Brunswick is a fan favorite, and so, too, is McQueen Orchards out in Holland, Ohio. You’ll also surely love indulging in a sweet treat like a caramel apple at orchards like Hidden Valley Orchard in Cincinnati. There are many incredible farms to visit in fall in Ohio, but local fruit orchards are doubtlessly a fan favorite!
When is the best time to visit an apple orchard in Ohio?
If you’re wondering what to do in fall in Ohio, a trip to an apple orchard is surely ideal for you! Typically, apples are in season between July and November. While the actual dates that apples become ripe vary each year depending on the weather, September and October are typically the ideal months to visit orchards in Ohio. This ensures your trip is not wasted on apples that aren’t quite ready. The earlier you head out, of course, the better selection you’ll find!
What are the best farms to visit in fall in Ohio?
After you’ve gone apple picking in Ohio, you’ll surely want to visit some other area farms. We’re absolutely enchanted by the Lake Metroparks Farmpark, and the same is true of Leeds Farm. Once you visit a few farms, you’ll surely start craving country-style cooking… so we recommend you take a road trip to the best farm kitchens in Ohio. Whether you visit these enchanting destinations during the harvest or in another season, you’ll surely find yourself enamored by the remarkable landscape of this dreamy state.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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