Fall means back to school, sweater weather, changing of the leaves and APPLES! Apple picking is a fun outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy. Heading out to pick your own apples is an annual fall tradition for many families. There are many great Apple Farms and farm markets in Brampton and Mississauga where you can pick your own apples, or pick up fresh baked goodies that are just too good to pass up.
Apple picking doesn’t requiring driving long distances as we have many orchards close to home, and no special equipment needed. Here is a list of the best Apple Picking Near Brampton and Mississauga and some tips for an enjoyable pick your own apples experience. Don’t forget to Check out Apple Picking Farms in Milton and Halton Hills.
Best Apple Picking Near Brampton and Mississauga
Downey’s Farm – Caledon
Albion Orchards – Caledon
Dixie Orchards – Caledon
Carl Laidlaw Orchards – Brampton
Spirit Tree – Caledon
Big R’ Apple Farm – Brampton
Chudleigh’s – Halton Hills
Pine Farms Orchards – King
Applevale Orchards – Burlington
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Apple picking is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the last nice Fall days before the cold weather of winter sets in. Different varieties of apples have different picking times, so if you are looking for one specific variety make sure you check with the orchard for when it is in season for picking.
Varieties available in Ontario include McIntosh, Gala, Honey Crisp, Empire, Ambrosia, Spy, Red Delicious, Red Fuji and more.
Remember DO NOT climb on the trees, and only pick what you are going to buy.
Apple Picking Orchards in Brampton
1 – Downey’s Farm
13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Downey’s Farm is a popular Brampton attraction which offers pick your own fruits including strawberries, raspberries and apples. For Apple Picking there are no reservations required. All fruit is paid for at the time of entrance and complimentary bags are provided.
There is no entrance fee, however they do request that a minimum of $8 of apples is picked per person. Guest have the choice of picking a 10 lb bag of apples for $25 (max 3 people per bag)or a 20 lb bag of apples for $40. (max 5 people per bag).
There are wagon rides, candy apples, and apple cider available on site on the weekends. You can find all the other activities that Downey’s Farm has to offer in the Ultimate Guide to Downey’s Farm.
2 – Albion Orchards
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Check the Albion website to see which of the 12 varieties they grow are ready to pick throughout the apple picking season. They offer 10lb bag (max 2 people) and $20 lbs bags (max 4 people) and ask for a minimum of 5lbs of apples per person at the farm. No dogs allowed.
3 – Dixie Orchards
14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON – Dixie Orchards offer apple picking in Brampton with 20 varieties of apples that ripen at different times during the Fall. Dixie Orchards also has a corn maze (extra cost), sunflower fields (extra cost) and offers wagon rides through the orchard. Book your spot online before you go using the online reservation system.
Admission to pick apples is $3+tx per person (2022 rate TBA), and then pick your own apple bags are available with 10lb bag and 5lb bags. The trees are low enough that it was easy for my kids to pick apples themselves.
Dixie Orchards also has a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. They have pumpkins of all sizes and you can see the “tiny” pumpkin my kiddos picked out in 2020.
4 – Carl Laidlaw Orchards
9496 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – Carl Laidlaw Orchards is open Saturday and Sundays for pick your own apples in Brampton. With over 20 different varieties you will be sure to find one you like at Carl Laidlaw. Make sure you check the calendar for when each variety ready to pick. Dogs on leash are welcome at this Orchard.
This apple picking experience only operates on WEEKENDS!
There is an admission free to pick apples. Children 2 years and older are $7 plus HST, and Adults are $12 plus HST.
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5 – Spirit Tree Estates
1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon, ON – Spirit Tree Apple Picking is available Saturday and Sunday Only. Payment by Cash only, ATM on site. Admission fee is charged for people over the age of 5 and is a cost of $5. 10lb Bags and 20lb bags that are pre picked are available.
Pick from 9 different varieties of apples at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery and then stick around for dinner at their tasty restaurant. Enjoy a pizza and a pint of cider after all your hard work. Or stop into the Farm Shop to pick up freshly baked bread, pastries, and a wide selection of locally sourced food products.
6 – Big R’ Apple Farm
8674 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – The Big R’ Apple Farm has been operating in Brampton for over 40 years. Open on Saturday and Sunday only. Over 12 varieties of apples available for picking in September.
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7 – Chudleigh’s
9528 Regional Road 25 Halton Hills, ON – Chudleigh’s is more then just an orchard. Since opening to the public in 1967 as a pick your own apple farm Chudleigh’s has grown to include Play areas, nature trails, farm animals and a restaurant. With over 20 varieties of apples available for picking and 60 acres of orchard you will have a fun day of apple picking at Chudleigh’s.
The farm is open daily at 10AM, and uses timeslot reservations. Your family can enjoy access to all farm activities during your choosen day and three hour entry timeslot. There is an enterance fee of $16 Adults, $14 Child, $14 Senior, and Infant (0-3) are free.
8 -Pine Farm Orchards
2700 16th Side Road, King, ON – Pine Farm Orchards is located a short drive away from the Peel region. This orchard offers apple picking, Bakeshop and a cafe which is open for brunch and lunch. There is an admission free for each person ages 2 and up and is $5 a person. The cost of the pick your own apples is based on weight and is $2.00/lb.
9 – Applevale Orchards
5144 Derry Rd, Burlington, ON – Applevale Orchards offers apple and pear picking. You can pick your own, or pick up some already picked produce at their market. They offer 5 different bag/bushel sizes. There is no entrance fee, but there is a minimum requirement of apples to be purchased that is dependant on the size of your group, for a family it is $35. Dogs are allowed at the orchard as long as they are on their leash at all times.
Looking for more places to pick apples then explore Apple Picking Farms in Milton and Halton Hills
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