7 U-Pick Apple Farms and Orchards to Check Out This Season

Family Friendly, Seasonal, Things to Do


Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on September 11, 2023

You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away.. or something like that. Wanna know what they say about apple picking? They say, “apple picking is the single greatest way to close out the summer and welcome the fall, and doctors think so too actually.”

I wouldn’t look up that quote, it’s not super well-known yet. It’s definitely a real quote that we did not fabricate for the sake of this post though.

Anyways, apple picking season is upon us! That means that apple butter, apple pies, apple strudel, apple sauce, and all sorts of apple-related foods are in high demand! Apples are the fruit of the Fall, and we’re here for it hardcore. See what we did there?

The Orchard and Company

7255 US-42, Plain City, OH 43064

Pick some fragrant apples, take a tractor-drawn wagon ride, jump into a corn pit, and more at The Orchard and Company! This is the kind of place you’ll want to bring the whole family as there are many family-friendly activities to enjoy.

Photo by The Orchard and Company LLC via Facebook

CherryHawk Farm

16220 Springdale Rd, Marysville, OH 43040

Bring a pair of close-toed shoes and get ready to pluck some of the sweetest apples you ever did see (or eat) at CherryHawk Farm! We also suggest you visit CherryHawk Farm’s website to learn how to make homemade apple sauce or apple butter. How ’bout them apples?

Photo by CherryHawk Farm – Apple Orchard

Legend Hills Orchards

11335 Reynolds Rd, Utica, OH 43080

Legend Hills Orchards is family-owned and conveniently open year-round for fruit-picking. Now is the time to make your way over for some delicious apples! For a unique experience to support local businesses, mark your calendars for one of their Orchard Market Days on September 9th, October 7th, and December 9th, 2023!

Branstool Orchards

5895 Johnstown-Utica Rd NE, Utica, OH 43080

Pick from over 40 varieties of apples like honeycrisp, blondee, crimson gold, and more! Branstool Orchard’s apples are known to be crisp – just the way we like ’em!

Photo by Branstool Orchards via Facebook

Lynd Fruit Farm

9399 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Sweet, juicy, and crisp apples are available in abundance at the well-loved Lynd Fruit Farm. Peck of apples, anyone?

Photo by Lynd Fruit Farm via Facebook

Windy Hill Apple Farm

1740 Sportsman Club Rd NW, Newark, OH 43055

Windy Hill Apple Farm has organic apples for days and we love to see it! Guilt-free, tasty, and sure to keep those doctors far, far away. Buy some apple cider on the way out!

Photo by Charlie’s Apples via Facebook

Apple Hill Orchards

1175 Lexington Ontario Rd, Mansfield, OH 44903

Sustainably-grown and ever-so-fresh apples can be found at Apple Hill Orchards! Guess what else can be found there? Donuts.. you didn’t hear it from us! Just kidding, yeah ya did. Why not have donut and an apple, for balance!

Photo by Apple Hill Orchards via Facebook

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