Does anything perfectly capture the start of fall better than picking an apple straight from the tree? Break out your favorite pie recipes and stock up on those warm spices, because we have three beautiful family-owned orchards in York County for you to enjoy while you get the best fruits of the season.
Go for the apples, stay for the fun! Not only does Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards have pick-your-own apples from Labor Day until the end of October, they also have a huge play area with lots of fun for the young and young-at-heart. Catch a wagon and ride out to the orchards where you can choose from over 25 varieties of apples. Make sure to check the website to find out when your favorite apples will be ready for the picking before you go.
After you’ve loaded up on apples, the kids can climb, slide, bounce, dig, and roll the rest of the day away in the PlayLand. Now that is a great way to spend a fall day.
This fourth-generation family-run farm is located on the eastern side of York County in Hellam Township. Pick-Your-Own Apple season runs September 20-October 19 and features crowd-favorite varieties such as Gala, Golden Delicious, Fuji, and Cameo. In addition to apples, you can also pick your own pumpkins and sunflowers.
Before you leave, make sure to get lost in the five-acre corn maze. This year the theme of the maze is Moonlanding in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first that giant leap for mankind.
Brown's Orchards not only offers farm-fresh produce, but also breathtaking views of York County’s farmlands. Pick-Your-Own Apple season will begins September 5th and runs through October. PYO is open Thursdays and Fridays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. As each apple variety ripens, Brown's offers Honeycrisp, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Stayman, Winesap, Braeburn and Granny Smith. Wagon Rides are offered Saturdays & Sundays Sept. 7th - Oct 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Make sure to head to the Brown’s Farm Market to get everything else on your produce shopping list as well as delicious fresh-baked pastries, local meats, cheeses, and other products. You can even stop to have lunch and a cup of coffee in the Brown Bean Café.
For more ideas on what to do this fall, check out our Calendar of Events page!