Best Places to go Apple Picking in Maryland

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Apple pie, apple cider, applesauce, candy apples… Mmm! There’s so much you can do with fresh apples.

Autumn is the perfect time of year for picking apples. Luckily, here in Maryland, we have many farms and orchards where you can grab fresh apples.

In this post, we name the top 7 places in Maryland for apple picking. So get your family and friends together for a road trip, and keep reading to find out where you can pick your ripe, juicy apples today.

7 Best Places in Maryland for Apple Picking

1. Milburn Orchards

Address: 1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921

Picking Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-5pm

Family owned and operated since 1902, Milburn Orchards is a Maryland treasure with seasonal U Pick fruits and free wagon rides! U-Pick Apple Adventures begin on Labor Day Weekend and run through the end of October. 

milburn orchards elkton maryland saturdays and sundays 10 am until 5 pm

2. Weber’s Cider Mill Farm – PeachBerry Farm

Address: 11409 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057

Call For Picking Hours: (410) 668-4488

Pick apples all throughout September until early November at the PeachBerry Farm. Pick from Gala apples, Blondees, and Honey Crisps. Picking hours depend on the how ripe the crop is, so make sure to Like them on Facebook for picking announcements.

peachberry farm glen arm maryland hours vary based on availability call first

3. Lohr’s Orchard

Address: 3212 Snake Ln, Churchville, MD 21028

Picking Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

This one is perfect for those near Baltimore. Lohr’s Orchard has been around since 1928 and located just north of Baltimore. They’re famous for their apple cider and even offer free hayrides during the fall. Apple picking season starts mid-September for Lohrs so make sure to check their calendar before heading down. It’s also wise to bring your own pull wagon due to limited wagons available for guests.

lohrs orchard churchville maryland monday through friday 8:30 am until 6:30 pm saturday 8:30 am until 6:30 pm sunday 9:30 am until 5:30 pm

4. Baugher’s Orchards

Address: 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, MD 21158

Picking Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Head to Baugher’s Orchard to pick from a large variety of apple trees, including Empire, Fuji, Stayman Winesap, Golden Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Jona-Gold and Red Delicious. You can also check out their farmer’s market, gift shop and fall activities.

baughers orchards westminister maryland saturdays and sundays 10 am until 5 pm

5. Larriland Farm

Address: 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797

Picking Hours: Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday: closed

Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Larriland Farm is a lovely location for picking apples. According to their website, the next varieties of apples to ripen are Crimson Crisp, Autumn Crisp, Jonagold, Autumn Gala, and Smokehouse. Just make sure to call them the day you are coming to find out what’s available.

larriland farm woodbine maryland saturday through sunday 9 am until 5 pm monday closed tuesday through friday 9 am until 6 pm

6. Shaw Orchards

Address: 5594 Norrisville Rd, White Hall, MD 21161

Picking Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This farm is located just south of the historic Mason Dixon Line, where PA route 24 meets MD route 23. It may be a bit of drive, but it’s a road trip worth taking! You’ll take a tractor ride to the orchard, and pick all the apples you like for $18 per half a bushel.

shaw orchards white hall maryland monday through friday 8 am until 6 pm saturday 8 am until 5 pm and closed on sundays

7. Butler’s Orchard

Address: 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown MD 20876

Picking Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

This beautiful farm only cost $3.00 per person for admission, and on Wednesdays admission is free!  After picking apples, visit the farm park picnic area, nature trail, and their giant slides. You can also see sheep, miniature donkeys, goats, chickens and Charlie, the pig.

Happy Apple Picking 

Ready, set, pick those apples! For apple recipes and fun, fall DIYs check out our Fall Favorites Pinterest Board.

And for more autumn activities in the Baltimore area, make sure to check out our article Things to do in Baltimore in the Fall.

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