Pick Your Own Apple Orchards Within An Hour Of Columbus

Looking to get into those fall vibes a little more?

It’s apple-picking season, friends, and 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

via Lawrence Orchards Facebook

Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd, Marion, OH 43302
Distance from Columbus: 46 miles
Picking Schedule: The market at the orchard is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Apple picking is available on Saturdays. To view the full picking schedule, click here.

Lynd Fruit Farm

via Lynd Fruit Farm Facebook

Location: 9091 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Distance from Columbus: 22 miles
Picking Schedule: In September, the u-pick orchard will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. To view the full schedule as well as pricing info, click here.

CherryHawk Farm

via CherryHawk Farm Facebook

Location: 16220 Springdale Rd, Marysville, OH 43040
Distance from Columbus: 35 miles
Picking Schedule: Cherryhawk have Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, and RedFree to pick starting Labor Day weekend. You can check their full picking schedule by clicking here

Branstool Orchards

via Branstool Orchards Facebook

Location: Utica, OH
Distance from Columbus: 40 miles
Picking Schedule: U-pick for apples will begin on September 3 at Branstool Orchards. To view the full picking schedule, click here.

The Orchard & Company

via Facebook

Location: 7255 US-42, Plain City, OH 43064
Distance from Columbus: 20 miles
Picking Schedule: U-pick at The Orchard & Company kicks off on September 4. You can view pricing and the full 2021 schedule right here.

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