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The Best Places to Pick Apples this Fall in Columbus, OH
September 24, 2019

Fall is officially here, which means cooler weather, colorful leaves, and apple picking! With apple picking in full swing and running through the end of October/early November, you have plenty of time to plan a trip to one of these local farms to pick your favorite types of apples.

Branstool Orchards (Utica, OH)

Located under an hour away from Columbus, Branstool Orchards offers U-pick apples seven days a week, has chemical-free initiatives in place, and to choose from.  a wide selection of apples. n=Now through late October, pick traditional apples such as Fugi and Golden Delicious, and newer varieties like Evercrisp and Pinova.

Get a full list of U-pick apple varieties here. 

CherryHawk Farm (Marysville, OH)

With over a dozen apple varieties to choose from over the apple picking season, Cherryhawk Farm is a short 30-minute drive from Columbus. Stop in late September and get your sunflower fixing, too!


Lawrence Orchards (Marion, OH)

Open through Christmas, Lawrence Orchards offers a farm market, U-pick apples, farm-made products, and more! The farm also hosts several festivals and events through the fall season, giving everyone in the family something to do.

Lynd Fruit Farm (Pataskala, OH)

Lynd Fruit Farm is just 30-minutes from Columbus and offers U-pick apples, a farm market, a corn maze, events and activities for people of all ages. Lynd Fruit Farm also has activities for school field trips, making it your one-stop farm for all of your fall activities!

The Orchard & Company (Plain City, OH)

Pumpkin, apples, fall festivals, OH MY! The Orchard & Company, located in Plain City, has several fall offerings whether you’re visiting on a week day or weekend. Get a full list of apple types here.