Apple Picking Near Cambridge Ontario

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With leaves starting to change into their autumn splendor, harvest season is upon us again. Delicious fresh produce can be found at farmers markets and roadside stands around the region. Cambridge, Ontario residents young and old have started to think about doing some of their own harvesting – picking apples!

This area is well-known for having some tasty apples: Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Empire, Northern Spy and the national apple of Canada, the noble McIntosh, to name a few. People who enjoy the crunch from a freshly picked apple are hitting the country road and travelling to nearby farms throughout this harvest season. With dreams of apple pies, sauces, ciders, butters and even apple butter barbecue sauce in mind, it’s no surprise that this is a popular activity.

We here at cbridge.ca really believe in the #eatlocal movement and wanted to pass along a list of farms within 50 km of Cambridge where you can pick your own apples.

Myers Apple Farm

  • Website: www.myersapples.com
  • Address: 37 Highway 52, Copetown, ON
  • Distance from Cambridge: 26.7 km
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am – 6pm
  • Admission fee: Free

What makes them awesome:

With pick-your-own apples and their very own store, Myers allows you to get more than just apples. You can pick up fruits, veggies, preserves, jams, honey and even some fall decor. It’s a little off the beaten path but a nice little spot to get some of the harvest for yourselves.

Our thoughts:

Fun farmers market with pick your own attached.

Orchard Home Farm

  • Website: www.orchardhomefarm.com
  • Address: 235 Howell Road, St. George, ON
  • Distance from Cambridge: 14.2 km
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am – 6:30pm (Harvest season only)
  • Admission: Free

What makes them awesome:

Orchard Home Farm is open a little later than other farms in the area making a visit after work during the week an easy proposition. They offer apples and pears from dwarf varieties of trees, no ladder needed! An on-site farm market offers pre-picked apples, honey, maple syrup, squash, caramel sauce and cider as well as baked goods such as apple pie.

Our thoughts:
Traditional orchard with farmers market

Brantview Farms

  • Website: www.brantviewapples.com
  • Address: 225 Howell Rd, St. George, ON
  • Distance from Cambridge: 14.4 km
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm (September – October),
  • Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm (November – December)
  • Admission: Free

What makes them awesome:

On top of up to 20 different apple varieties, Brantview allows visitors to explore their 8 acre corn maze, go on a tractor ride through the orchard and buy apples, cider and baked goods.

Our thoughts:

Great value with fun activities included.

Frootogo Orchards

  • Website: www.frootogo.ca
  • Address: 573 Parkside Drive East R.R.#1, Waterdown, Ontario
  • Distance from Cambridge: 42 km
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm (August – November)
  • Admission fee: $3.25/person to Playpark, Season pass $16/person

What makes them awesome:

By focusing on a family atmosphere, this heritage farm aims to offer produce, baked goods and a fun experience. They have a large playland area with toys, swings, slides and a large sandbox. They also have a mini and a large corn maze which is open on harvest weekends. They offer pick your own apples and pumpkins and even a chance to see animals. This truly is a pick your own orchard with a little bit more for a reasonable price.

Our thoughts:

Fun activities for the kids for a low-cost.

The Apple Orchard

  • Website: www.theappleorchard.ca
  • Address: 1668 ON-6, Hamilton, ON
  • Distance from Cambridge: 25.5 km
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm (closed Tuesdays) September until supplies run out
  • Admission: $3.50/18+, $3 / 2-17 years old, Free / 2 and under (Free admission on weekdays, $2 admission on holidays and PD days)

What makes them awesome:

The Apple Orchard has more than just apples available to be picked, pears are also on the menu. Children young and old can also play in the hay barn jumping off over 5 tons of hay, go on a wagon ride and explore through a corn maze.

Our thoughts:

Not the most expensive and has some added activities to keep the family busy.

Brantwood Farms

  • Website: www.brantwoodfarms.com
  • Address: 251 Powerline Road, Brantford, ON
  • Distance from Cambridge: 22.6 km
  • Hours: 9am – 7pm Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sunday
  • Admission fee: Free*. *
  • Tickets are available for events festival days: 2 for $5, 5 for $10, 12 for $20, 36 for $50, 75 for $100

What makes them awesome:

Brantwood offers seasonal pick your own options all through the harvest season with strawberries in the early summer to apples and pumpkins in the fall. They have a farmers market right on site and have lots of baked goods, jams, jellies and pickles for visitors to buy and enjoy. Weekends in the fall bring festivals to the farm with a ticket structure for face painting, pony rides, hayrides, train rides, apple sling shots, mazes and more.

Our thoughts:

Weekends are a lot of fun and the pay as you play activities can make this a good value for all that is available.

Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm

  • Website: www.chudleighs.com
  • Address: 9528 Hwy 25, Milton, ON
  • Distance from Cambridge: 43.7 km
  • Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Sunday (July to
  • Admission fee: $13/adults and children 4+, family of 4 $48, seniors $9, Children 3 and under free

What makes them awesome:

This could be considered the top destination for an apple picking experience in our area. Not only can you pick apples, but you can go on a tractor-drawn-wagon ride, pony rides (added fee), pet animals in a petting zoo, play in a huge sand pit or playground and even explore a maze.

Our thoughts:

High prices but a very smooth operation. Can get very busy on the weekends in the fall.

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Apple Picking Near Cambridge Ontario