Fall is all about apple picking, corn mazes and pumpkin patch in Washington. I love apple picking in Washington especially since you get to eat as much as you want off the apple trees. It is also a great time to a get a taste of different varieties of apples. I am always amazed at the vast number of apple varieties available. Out of all varieties, my favourite is still Honeycrisp. What is your favourite variety of apples?
Here’s a list of 5 places to go apple picking in Washington. Please note that u-pick dates may change anytime. This years weather has been so good that most places open early for U-Pick. Please check individual websites for their latest updates before heading out. Most places also prefer if you bring your own boxes.
My 5 favorite places for apple picking in Washington
1. Jones Creek Farms
Jones Creek Farms opened early in August for U-Pick. Their U-Pick hours are Fri, Sat & Sun from 10 -5. They also have ready picked fruits in the cooler for sale if U-Pick is not your choice. They are expecting to harvest the last of the apples by October, so do check their website for the latest updates. Jones Creek Farms has many apple varieties available. Besides apples, pears are also available for picking.
2. Bellewood Acres
Bellewood Acres is one of NW Washington’s largest apple orchard. They are opened for U-Pick daily from Sept. 1 till early Nov. They also have pumpkin U-Pick available. On weekends, they will have rides, corn mazes, distillery tours and much more. You will also get to ride the Apple Bin Train to pick your apples.
3. Apple Creek Orchard
Apple Creek Orchard will be opened for U-Pick Jonagold Apples in October. So please check their website for hours.
Location: 5367 Barr Road, Ferndale, WA 98248
4. The Farms at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish
The Farm has a very fun corn maze in the shape of Washington State. We went last year with the Kiddo’s school and it was fun getting lost in the maze & finding our way from Coulee Dam to Space Needle. U-Pick apples will open on Sept. 27th with Jonagold and Honeycrisp apples. All activities including pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting farms, wagon rides and much more will be opened from Sept. 27 to Oct 31 from 10 am to 6 pm.
5. Stutzman Ranch
Located in the Wenatchee Valley, the Stutzman Ranch is fast running out of U-Pick apples! They have U-Pick Golden Delicious apple now and will end on Sept. 27. They are open from 9-6 daily.
Location: 2226 Easy St., Wenatchee, WA 98801
# 6 is not a U-Pick farm but I think it is worth a visit.
6. Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm
They do not have U-Pick at the Lattin’s Country Cider Mill but they do have award-winning cider and apple festival the last weekend of Sept. & every weekend in Oct.