The Best Places to Go Apple Picking in the United States

The Best Places to Go Apple Picking in the United States

This article originally appeared Travel+Leisure.

Autumn is around the corner, which means the season of turning leaves and sweater shopping is nearly upon us.  Already, pumpkin spice lattes have returned to coffee shop menus, and apples are ripening in local orchard.

For many, apple picking is a fun, wholesome activity that more or less defines the season. (And what is fall if not the aroma of apple pies baking in your oven?)

Even if you're not excited to get your hands on a Red Delicious, a Pink Lady, or a MacIntosh apple, apple picking is about so much more than fruit.

All over the country, these farms supplement apple picking with fall entertainment like live music, festivals, corn mazes, hay rides, and even wine tastings for adults who want something a bit more elevated.

Many of the farms on our list also have amazing shops, which sell jams, candies, cider donuts, and all kinds of signature fall treats.

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