These 8 Charming Apple Orchards In Virginia Are Great For A Fall Day

Is there anything more picturesque than an apple orchard on a crisp day? It brings to mind the simple beauty of childhood, the absolute magic that came with cracking a fresh apple from the tree, the fun and games to be had in the temperate autumn afternoons. Autumn is stunning on its own, arguably one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, but add a trip to one of the best apple orchards in Virginia? There’s nothing more incredible than the end of the year on the east coast.

Aside from pumpkin patches and corn mazes, it’s hard to think of anything more quintessentially fall than an afternoon in an orchard. Luckily for those living in Virginia, and, of course, those ever-present tourists, it means that it’s easy to capitalize on some of the most beautiful apple-picking places in the country. Don’t miss out this year, or any year! These 8 charming apple orchards really are the perfect place to spend a fall day. We’ve lovingly crafted the following list of places, each of which are bound to be where you’ll love to spend some quality outdoor time this autumn.

Have you visited any of these lovely apple orchards? Have you had a magical experience, indulged in a beautiful afternoon amongst the apples in Virginia? Be sure to share your experience with us in the comments below!

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Best Apple Orchards In Virginia

September 07, 2019

Where can I go apple picking in Virginia?

There are all sorts of beautiful places to go apple picking in Virginia! Autumn is beautiful across the state, and locally-owned spots like the Markham-based Hartland Orchard, the donut-slinging Charlottesville gem of Carter Mountain Orchard and Bluemont’s Great Country Farms really up the autumn ante. Head off to Berryville to Mackintosh farm to learn how to “harvest” apples the right way, and Stribling Orchard, a sixth-generation farm, allows you to be a part of a true Markham legend.

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

Visiting an apple orchard in Virginia is best planned around late summer and early fall. It will depend on the orchard, of course, when it comes to the days they’re actually open, but we’d recommend planning an apple-picking date from mid-August to late October.

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

There are beautiful farms that stud the entire state of Virginia, but some of the best are both pumpkin and corn maze centric come the autumn. Head to Belvedere Plantation in Fredricksburg to pick out a pumpkin or fall in love with the fun at the Farm Amusement Park, indulge in a Centreville afternoon at Cox Farms or bring the whole family to enjoy the fun of Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia. There’s no end to the farms to visit in the fall in Virginia!