9 Local Spots for Apple Picking

Orchards around the Main Line have abundant supplies of this fall fruit.



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Pennsylvania is the fourth large prouder of apples in the country, yielding about 11 million bushels a year. This favorite fall fruit is grown in every county throughout the state, and the Main Line and surrounds are no exception. A quintessential fall activity, there are plenty of spots to go apple picking in the region. So don some flannel and grab a basket.

Around the Main Line

Barnard’s Orchard

This family-run orchard has been contributing fresh fruits and vegetables to the community for four generations. Pick your own apples for a taste of one of its biggest crops.

1079 Wawaset Road, Kennett Square.

Glen Willow Orchards

Known for their large selection of delicious apples, visitors can pick from 15 different varieties.

1657 Glen Willow Road, Avondale.

Highland Orchards

The 200-acre landscape of this West Chester orchard isn’t just pretty—it provides freshly grown apples for picking daily during the fall months. The ever-popular apple cider donuts are also available for snacking.

1000 Marshallton Thorndale Road, West Chester.

Indian Orchards

This quaint Delaware County orchard harvests fruits and vegetables using organic and sustainable principles. For a leisurely hour or two of picking, Indian Orchards is an attractive destination.

27 Copes Lane, Media.

Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla is the perfect place for families and couples to pick apples to take home. Those looking for something a bit more adventurous can launch apples at fielded targets using Linvilla’s apple slingshot. While there, check out the hayrides for a quintessential fall experience.

137 Knowlton Road, Media.

North Star Orchard

With a passion for produce, North Star launched an apple-breeding program to create the best apples for disease resistance, climate adaptability and flavor. Don’t expect to find the usual variety of Granny Smith, Red Delicious and McIntosh here.

3232 Limestone Road, Cochranville.

Further Afield

Frecon Farms

This orchard blends nine different varieties of alcoholic ciders, making it the perfect spot for those who like their apple with a little bit. After a chilly, fall day of picking, unwind and warm up with a bottle of “Crabby Granny” or an “Early Man”.

501 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

Solebury Orchards

Solebury Orchards in Bucks County has no shortage of ripe apples for picking and indulging. Stop by over a weekend for wagon transportation to the orchard’s far-reaching fields

3325 Creamery Road, New Hope.

Weaver’s Orchard

Containing over 20 varieties of apples, Weaver’s Orchard is the ideal location for sweet tooths, apple connoisseurs and everyone in between. 

40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown.

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