Along with our gorgeous foliage, fall brings with it a bounty of apples at Orchards across the region. There are almost as many varieties as there are colors in the trees. Throw in apple cider, apple pie, and cider doughnuts, not to mention local peaches, plums, or pears, and you’ve got more reasons to go apple picking than any reasonable person needs. Here are a few orchards in the area that are worth a visit this fall. Be sure to call ahead to know what to expect for COVID safety practices.
Shelburne Orchards is a family owned and operated orchard just a few miles from Burlington, in Shelburne, Vermont. Specializing in apples, Shelburne Orchards also grows and harvests peaches, plums, sour cherries and table grapes. Explore the 60-acre orchard and pick your own during the apple season! (September - October) Come check out the orchard or pick up some freshly baked products! Cider Doughnuts, Apple & Ginger Cider, and even Apple Brandy!
Chapin Orchards, located in Essex, Vermont is a beautiful 20 minute ride from Burlington by way of some amazing fall foliage. Growing over 20 varieties of apples, Chapin Orchards also features hay rides through the orchard and freshly baked fall products, from pies, doughnuts, and pastries, to freshly made cider and maple syrups.
Open 7 days a week, 9:30-5:30, from early September through October.
ADAMS APPLE ORCHARD AND FARM MARKET
Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market is a great way to experience the best of local Vermont Agriculture. With a pick your own apple orchard open throughout the fall season. Adams can also set you up with a full line of local produce all spring and summer long, as well as local specialties come holiday time!
Open May 1st -December 24th