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From Orchard To Basket: The Best Apple Picking Hotspots You Can’t Miss

Looking to get into those fall vibes a little more?

It’s apple-picking season, friends. Even though it technically starts in summer, it’s a decidedly autumnal sort of affair.

In my humble opinion, the apple is the most versatile fruit. You can put them in pies, make cider, dip them in caramel, mash them and make applesauce, or even throw them in a salad. My point is, not only are they delightful, but you can also use them in so many different ways.

Sure, you can buy apples just about anywhere. But there is something special about picking them yourself. So break out your tennis shoes and a sturdy basket: It’s time to go apple picking.

Lawrence Orchards

Baskets filled with apples from Lawrence Orchards
via Lawrence Orchards Facebook

About: Lawrence Orchards is a family-run orchard and farm market. The orchard specializes in growing apples, offering 26 different varieties throughout the season. You can get all of your favorite fall goodies at the market, including seasonal fruits, jams, jellies, local honey, local maple syrup, and more. The best part is that fresh pressed apple cider is available from Labor Day to Christmas Eve.
Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd, Marion, OH 43302
Website: For more info, please click here.

Lynd Fruit Farm

Apple picking at Lynd Fruit Farm
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About: Lynd Fruit Farm is an absolute must-visit place in the fall. Not only can you pick your own apples, but you can also enjoy so many fun fall activities. In addition to an epic corn maze, you can also get behind the Apple Cannon. If you’ve never shot an apple towards a target from a specially crafted apple cannon, you’re missing out. You can read more about the Apple Cannon here.
Location: 9091 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Website: For more info, please click here.

CherryHawk Farm

Apple orchard at CherryHawk Farm
via CherryHawk Farm Facebook

About: A visit to CherryHawk Farm has a certain feeling of nostalgia to it, even if you’ve never been there before. The orchard has a variety of apples to pick throughout the season. It’s a truly beautiful setting and if you’re on the hunt for serenity while you’re picking apples, this is the spot.
Location: 16220 Springdale Rd, Marysville, OH 43040
Website: For more info, please click here.

Branstool Orchards

Apple orchard at Branstool Orchards
via Branstool Orchards Facebook

About: Branstool Orchards has grown into an iconic apple picking spot over the years. Known for their peaches, apples, and pears, Branstool lets you pick by the box or bag, not by the weight. Although peach picking has ended for the season, you can always pick some up from the market after you’ve finished picking your apples.
Location: Utica, OH
Website: For more info, please click here.

The Orchard & Company

The Orchard and Company apple picking
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About: The Orchard and Company is a great spot to visit with the whole family. In addition to picking your own apples, you can also hop on a tractor drawn wagon ride, explore the large corn pit for some fun excavating, go ziplining, or have some fun in the hay barn.
Location: 7255 US-42, Plain City, OH 43064
Picking Schedule: For more info, please click right here.
Website: The Orchard & Company