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. Take a relaxing walk 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. The orchard is opend for picking seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.
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 17 to mid-October 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. The theme for this year's maze is Joy!
Open seven days a week, the folks at Maple Lawn Farms are excited about PYO season! For proof, you only need to look at their Facebook page and Farmer Hugh's hilarious videos. This farm is a family's one-stop-shop for fun. Pick apples, then pick up a couple bottles of wine from Maple Lawn Winery, and before heading home, make sure to explore some of the mazes at nearby Maize Quest.
Brown's Orchards offers not only farm-fresh produce but also breathtaking views of York County's farmlands. Unfortunately, Pick-Your-Own Apples will not be open at Brown's this season due to the hard freeze in April and COVID-19. However, their delicious apples and other products will still be available in the store. Don't miss out on their awesome apple cider donuts and other goodies!
For more ideas on what to do this fall, check out our Calendar of Events page!