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 with fresh produce 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. If getting out for the fall harvest and picking yourself is not your cup of tea, most different farms a farm store with ready-picked apples for you to grab and go.
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
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, Royal Gala, Honey Crisp, Empire, Ambrosia, Spy, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Red Fuji and more.
Remember DO NOT climb on the trees, and only pick what you are going to buy. Looking for an apple orchard? Check out the best places to pick a variety of apples in the Greater Toronto Area.
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, including the large play area and live entertainment, in the Ultimate Guide to Downey’s Farm. Downey’s is also a great location for birthday parties with giant slides and other activities. They also offer a seasons pass which is great for young kids. Don’t forget to stop by the Downey’s farm market where they sell many tasty treats including pumpkin donuts, maple syrup, Ontario fruits, pumpkin pies and more.
Apple picking starts Aug 25, 2023.
2 – Albion Orchards
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Check the Albion website to see which of the 12 varieties of apples they grow are ready to pick throughout the apple picking season. From late August to Early October this is a great place to visit for picking. 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.
Apple Picking Starts Late August.
3 – Dixie Orchards
14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON – Dixie Orchards offer apple picking in Brampton with 20 varieties of fresh apples that ripen at different times during the Fall season. Dixie Orchards also has lots of farm fun including a corn maze, sunflower fields and offers hay rides through the orchard. We enjoyed the corn maze where the corn stalks were taller then all of us, it was fun getting “lost” and then finding our way back out again. Book your spot online before you go using the online reservation system. They offer lots of free parking for your visit.
Apple Picking Begins in Sept.
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 from mini pumpkins to giant ones. 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. You will also find pear trees that are normally ready to pick mid-September.
This apple picking experience only operates on WEEKENDS!
There is an admission fee to pick apples. No reservations needed, walk-in only.
Apple picking Opens Early Sept.
More Apple Picking Farms
5 – Spirit Tree Estates
1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon, ON – Spirit Tree Apple Picking is available Saturday and Sunday Only.
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. Spirit Tree Estates has a selection of hard ciders you can also purchase to take home and enjoy.
6 – Big R’ Apple Farm
8674 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – The Big R’ Apple is an independent family apple farm has been operating in Brampton for over 40 years. Their focus is on keeping things simple and connecting people with the fresh fruit they grow. Open on Saturday and Sunday only. Over 12 varieties of apples available for picking in September. They also offer Pear picking.
Apple Picking Near Mississauga
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, and uses time slot reservations. Your family can enjoy access to all farm activities during your chosen day and time slot. There is an entrance fee for children and adults, Infant (0-3) are free. Want to know more about this farm experience check out the Ultimate Guide to Chudleigh’s Farm.
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. Picking from the tree $2.35/lb. Picking windfalls, or apples from the ground (great for cider making, sauces and baking) $1.50/lb available weekdays only (Tuesday to Thursday).
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. Dogs are allowed at the orchard as long as they are on their leash at all times.
Apple Picking Near Me Map
Looking for more places to pick apples then explore Apple Picking Farms in Milton and Halton Hills. Enjoy apple picking Brampton, Mississauga and beyond.
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