Find Family Fun: Apple Picking

Nothing says fall like fresh midwestern apples picked right off the tree and made into delicious apple pies. Here’s a list of apple orchards within an easy drive from Chicagoland. 

All Seasons Orchard
Woodstock: 815-338-5637
14510 IL Route 176. All Seasons offers apple picking, pumpkin, pumpkin patch as well as restaurant, farm market, play area and apple donuts. Open daily in Sept. & Oct. Available for field trips.

Apple Holler
Sturtevant, WI: 262-884-7100
5006 S. Sylvania Ave. Apple Holler is the perfect place to enjoy good, old-fashioned food and fun! Pick your own memories year round! Our 74 acre apple orchard contains more than 30 varieties and tons of family fun.

Curran’s Orchard
Rockford: (815) 963-7848
6385 Kilbourn Ave. Open 9am-6pm daily for the season. Freshly-picked apples plus pumpkins, donuts, cider, apple pie, caramel apples, honey, hay wagon rides, farm animal corral, straw bale mini-maze, climbing bales, apple launcher, & more!

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Edwards Apple Orchard
Poplar Grove: (815) 765-2234
7601 Centerville Rd. Family owned orchard with apples, raspberries, pumpkins, petting zoo, pony rides, gift shop.

Edwards Apple Orchard West
Winnebago: (815) 963-2261
8218 Cemetery Rd. Many varieties of apples and pick-your-own raspberries and pumpkins, apple cider donuts, children’s play area, 100 year old renovated dairy barn. Open 9am-6pm daily.

Garden Patch Farms & Orchard
Homer Glen: 708-301-7720
14154 W. 159th St. Garden Patch Farms is a playground for visitors that like to pick all of their own produce.  In season, we offer a variety of items to pick on our farm. See website for what is available.

Heinz Orchard
Libertyville: 847-770-3449
1050 Crest Rd. Small, family-run orchard with just picking starting in mid-September. Check website for details.

Homestead Orchard
Woodstock: 815-338-7443
11802 Charles Rd. A quiet place in the country to pick 23 varieties of apples, pie cherries and pears. We also sell honey from our own bee hives along with beeswax candles made one at a time. Open daily, cash or check only.

Honey Hill Orchard
Waterman: 815-264-3337
11747 Waterman Rd. Open for the season in late August. Pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins. Bakery, country store and family activities.

Jonamac Orchard
Malta, IL: 815-825-2158
19412 Shabbona Rd. Bring your whole family out to our 105 acre orchard. Pick your own apples & pumpkins, visit our ‘’barnyard’’ kids activity area. On weekend’s only, visit our corn maze, apple train, hay rides, live music, petting zoo & more!

Knutsons Country Harvest
Newark: 815-557-4630
13550 Townhouse Rd. A family-owned and operated orchard with apples, peaches, pears, berries, vegetables, honey, pies. Hay rides, farm market, gift shop, picnic area and birthday parties.

Kuipers Family Farm
Maple Park: 815-827-5200
1N318 Watson Rd. Pick your own apples on weekends. Apple cider doughnuts, pies, fudge, pressed cider, café. Pumpkin Farm, Christmas trees and handmade wreaths.

Lang’s Orchard
Woodstock: 815-568-7547
17411 Secor Rd. Picking begins mid-Sept.  Closed on Thurs. & Fri.

Meadowmoor Orchard
Woodstock: 815-687-8208
1517 Route 14. Specializing in homegrown apple varieties, including Honeycrisp, Fuji, Topaz, Crimson Crisp, Enterprise and SnowSweet and Sweet Sixteen. Cherries, peaches, pears and pumpkins also.

More Than Delicious Orchard
Woodstock: 815-575-9650
9905 Thompson Rd. Open Sat. & Sun. from 10am-5pm during the season.

Olive Berry Acres
Mazon: 815-474-6511
2575 West Mine Rd. Pick your own farm fresh asparagus in spring, strawberries in summer, and raspberries in fall.

Plank Road Orchard
Sycamore: (815) 899-4020
50W737 Plank Rd. You pick apples. Check facebook page for dates and varieties available.

Prairie Sky Orchard
Union: 815-923-4834
4914 N. Union Rd. U-Pick Apples and Asian Pears. Gourmet foods and a Coffee hut. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free admission.

Royal Oak Farm
Harvard: 815-648-4141
15908 Hebron Rd. You pick apples and pumpkins or fresh picked apples, melons, pre-picked peaches, pumpkins, squash and our famous apple cider slushees.

Susie’s Garden Patch
Garden Prairie: (815) 597-3011
10258 US Hwy 20. A u-pick farm with apples, vegetables, free range eggs, raw honey and much more! Pumpkin Fill-Up on Columbus Day weekend.

Valley Orchard
Cherry Valley: 815-332-9696
811 E. State St. Fresh-picked apples plus apple cider donuts, apple cinnamon bread, and apple pies. We also pick a variety of vegetables. Open daily.

Woodstock Country Orchard
Woodstock: 815-923-4359
17015 Garden Valley Rd. Country setting, peaceful atmosphere with no carnival extravaganza! Great tasting apples at great prices, plus donuts, cider, raspberries, maple syrup, honey and garlic.

You Pick (UP) Berries
30683 Lanan Rd. Open every day, 8am-sunset. Self-serve/honor system where you gather and harvest your own berries all through the season. $3/pint for all berry types. See website for what’s in season now.

Ziegler’s Apple Orchard
Grayslake: 847-546-1228
32363 N. Bacon Rd. U-pick and already picked apples with minimal chemical and pesticide use.

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