These 5 Charming Apple Orchards Near Pittsburgh Are Great For A Fall Day

Autumn’s here and that means one thing: Sinking your teeth into fresh, juicy apples. Don’t you, after all, just love how the juice sprays all over your face when you’ve bitten into a fresh apple just picked straight off of the tree? Fall also means sipping freshly-pressed apple cider and digging into a slice of apple pie. Start the season off right with a visit to one of the five best apple orchards near Pittsburgh for a picture perfect fall day.

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Create epic autumn memories with a visit to the five best apple orchards near Pittsburgh. What’s your favorite apple orchard in or near Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments! Up for more family-friendly fall fun? Get lost in one of these eight amazing corn mazes in and around the city.

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Best Apple Orchards Near Pittsburgh

September 13, 2019

Where can I go apple picking in Pittsburgh?

Ready for a little apple picking in Pittsburgh? Definitely add Triple B Farms, Simmons Farm, and Half Crown Hill Orchard to your must visit list of places to pick apples in Pittsburgh. After you’ve got your fill of apple picking, you’ll probably be pretty thirsty. That’s the perfect time to head to one of the charming cider mills, which sell fresh-pressed apple cider, around the Pittsburgh area. Trax Farms in Finleyville, Brown’s Orchard & Cider Co. in McDonald, and Sally’s Cider Press in Harmony all make and sell delicious, fresh apple cider.

When is the best time to visit an apple orchard in Pittsburgh?

Now that you know where to pick apples in Pittsburgh, you’re probably wondering when the best time to pick apples is, right? Apple picking season in Pittsburgh typically runs from early September to late October/early November. Before you head to an apple orchard, check on its website to determine its hours, what type of apples it grows, and the harvesting dates for your favorite types of apples. Some apple orchards near Pittsburgh even sell freshly made apple cider donuts. Sink your teeth into apple cider donuts at Soergel Orchards and Shenot Farm, both in Wexford, for example.

What are the best farms to visit in fall in Pittsburgh?

On the hunt for farms to visit in fall in Pittsburgh or for what to do in fall in Pittsburgh? You’ve got an abundance of options. Spend a charming day visiting one of the fall festivals at local farms, including Triple B Farms and Soergel Orchards.  After you’ve visited some of the best farms in Pittsburgh, get out and enjoy the rest of the activities the city has to offer. Kennywood, for example, hosts Happy Hauntings for the kiddos and Phantom Fright Nights for the adults. Idlewild celebrates Hallowboo with the kids, and you can climb aboard a beautiful fall foliage cruise with the Gateway Clipper Fleet.