With the arrival of fall comes the changing of leaves throughout the great state of Vermont. One of the quintessential ways to usher in the autumn season is to head to our favorite orchard for some good old-fashioned apple picking. You’ll be able to make a variety of tasty treats from all the delicious, freshly-picked apples you’ve collected, but more importantly, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime. If you’re wondering where to pick apples in Vermont, we’ve comprised a list of the 16 best
apple orchards in Vermont for a fall day.
1. Hackett's Orchard, South Hero
Hackett's Orchard, 86 South St, South Hero, VT 05486, USA
When the skies are blue in South Hero, it's a perfect day for
apple picking in Vermont
. You'll find apples, cider donuts, cider, vegetables, pumpkins, baked goods, and much more at this charming family-owned orchard.
2. Liberty Orchard, Brookfield
2409 West St, Brookfield, VT 05036, USA
You'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of apples found at Libert Orchard. Grab a wagon and fill it up with fresh and delicious apples. Children will love the special dwarf trees that are easy to pick for the little ones.
3. Happy Valley Orchard, Middlebury
Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA
This picture-perfect apple orchard has over 70 varieties of apples as well as its own cider mill, the Mountain Mac Cider Company. You'll also find delicious squash, pumpkins, and corn at the Happy Valley Orchard.
4. Mad Tom Orchard, East Dorset
Mad Tom Orchard, 2615 Mad Tom Rd, East Dorset, VT 05253, USA
This little orchard with big views gets picked over pretty quickly, so check the website for availability status before heading over. You'll increase your odds by visiting the orchard early in the picking season. And be sure to bring your camera!
5. Northcourt Orchard, Franklin
Northcourt Orchard, 499 Kendall Rd, Enosburg, VT 05450, USA
What makes Northcourt Orchard a little sweeter than the rest are their freshly-pressed cider, honey, apple cider doughnuts, and authentic Vermont maple syrup. It's about as charming as an orchard can be.
6. Sadie's Apple Orchard, Georgia
5775 Georgia Shore Rd, Georgia, VT 05478, USA
Here at Saddie's Apple Orchard you can pick your own apples or grab a bag of pre-picked apples to save time. Enjoy 22 different varieties of fall apples to choose from. Do take note that they are open on weekends only!
7. Shelburne Orchards, Shelburne
Shelburne Orchards, 216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
One of the most picturesque orchards in all of Vermont, Shelburne Orchards is packed with pleasure. Lots of apples for picking, wagon rides for the children, and a great farm stand with piles of pumpkins make this orchard as charming as it is fun for the whole family.
8. Wellwood Orchards, Springfield
Wellwood Orchards Inc., 529 Wellwood Orchard Rd, Springfield, VT 05156, USA
At Wellwood Orchards, you can take your pick of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and a large variety of apples. They even have a charming little country store with Vermont products and a great little petting zoo! Apple picking in Vermont has never been sweeter.
9. Sunrise Orchards, Cornwall
Sunrise Orchards, 1287 N Bingham St, Cornwall, VT 05753, USA
Sunrise Orchards stands apart from the rest for its serene beauty and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. This family-owned orchard allows you to pick your own apples but they also sell apples wholesale as well as direct-to-store. Sunrise Orchards sure stays busy during apple-picking season!
10. Green Mountain Orchards, Putney
Green Mountain Orchards Inc, 130 W Hill Rd, Putney, VT 05346, USA
This pick-your-own orchard in Southern Vermont has apples, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, blueberries, and more. You only pay for the apples you choose to keep, and the scenery is pretty hard to beat. Don't miss out on the cider jelly! When it comes to
, Green Mountain Orchards tops the charts. Check out the video below for a peek into apple picking at Green Mountain Orchards.
11. Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market, Williston
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market, 986 Old Stage Rd, Williston, VT 05495, USA
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market specializes in local produce, specialty food products, flowers, pies, crafts, and even apple cider slushies. They are open daily and the pick your own apple orchard is open until mid-October.
12. Burtt's Apple Orchard, Cabot
Burtt's Apple Orchard, 283 Cabot Plains Rd, Cabot, VT 05647, USA
Can't decide which apple is your favorite? Pick a few of each! Here at Burtt's Apple Orchard, you'll find McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Northern Spy, Macoun, Honeycrisp, and other apple varieties, along with fresh cider, pies, and their very own maple syrup.
13. Stine Orchard, Monkton
Stine Orchard, 1823 Monkton Rd, Monkton, VT 05469, USA
Stine Orchard is a beautiful orchard with plenty to offer aside from the beautiful scenery. You'll love stocking up on homemade goods and delicious cider after a fun pick of apples and pumpkins here.
14. Higgins Hill Orchard, Putney
Higgins Hill Orchard, 90 Higgins Hill Rd, Putney, VT 05346, USA
Higgins Hill Orchard (previously named Connecticut Valley Orchard) was established in 1912, over 100 years ago! It boasts all the staples of a New England apple orchard. In addition to a variety of apples, you can also pick raspberries, crab apples, and grapes for a more complete produce bundle.
15. Champlain Orchards, Shoreham
Champlain Orchards, 3597 VT-74, Shoreham, VT 05770, USA
The ecologically-managed Champlain Orchards offer over 175 varieties of Eco-Certified apples, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, berries, and cherries all available for picking. To round out your experience, grab some cider, pies, and other products along with local dry goods in the farm market. Champlain Orchards also happens to be one of the oldest continually operating orchards in the state!
16. Chapin Orchard, Essex Junction
Chapin Orchard, 150 Chapin Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
Mums and pumpkins and cider - oh my! The pick-your-own apples are available every day (so long as the season is prosperous) and boy are they good! You can also stop by the orchard on Thursdays to watch them make cider using a renovated antique press.
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Best Apple Orchards In Vermont
Where can I go apple picking in Vermont?
There are many places to go apple picking in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is full of exquisite apple orchards.
Hackett's Orchard, located in South Hero, is known for its charming views and delicious apple cider donuts. Venture to
Shelburne Orchards for an exciting hay ride through the apple trees. For the best apple cider jelly around, go to
Green Mountain Orchards in Putney, Vermont.No matter which orchard to visit, you’re certain to have an incredible adventure.
When is the best time to visit an apple orchard in Vermont?
The best time to visit an apple orchard in Vermont is when apples are ripe: typically from late August until the end of October. Generally speaking, these are the best months to visit one of the state’s amazing apple orchards. Many places also feature exciting fall events like
harvest festivals and corn mazes. There’s a reason why apple picking is considered a quintessential autumn event! Bring your whole family and have a ball.
What are the best farms to visit in the fall in Vermont?
The best farms to visit in the fall in Vermont include farms, such as:
Sugarbush Farm, located in Woodstock. This 500-acre farm has been in the family for three generations, and they make the most delicious maple syrup you’ve ever tasted. In addition to the spectacular views, Sugarbush Farm has an adorable petting zoo. It’s the perfect day trip destination! For more sweets, head to
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Fall is the perfect time to visit and explore their peaceful nature walk. Lastly, the fall foliage is especially breathtaking in the fall at
Sleepy Hollow Farm in Woodstock.