Fall lovers, rejoice! The weather is changing swiftly, which means the abundance of fun fall activities is ready to be enjoyed. One of the favourite activities of fall is definitely apple picking, a fun way to connect with local farms and go home with tons of produce to do with what you wish! Below are some of the best spots for apple picking in Ottawa.
Apple picking starts in early September and lasts until mid to late October.
**Call ahead for best picking times and availability**
Log Cabin Orchard
Log Cabin Orchard is a lovely, friend destination about 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. In addition to their abundant apples to pick, you can also spend time nibbling on their delicious churros or sipping their hot apple cider or hot chocolate. Make a day of it! Details
Cost: Varies, but is cash only; Free admission
Opens: September 10, 2021
Address: 6121 Cabin Rd. Osgoode; Phone: 613-826-5081
Savour the good times at Cannamore Orchards. With acres of apple to pick from, you will enjoy their crisp and fresh flavour. Cannamore Orchards also offers a farm shop for other products and there are tons of other family fun activities to enjoy including famous Acres of Terror Halloween Haunts. Details
Cost: Apples – Varies/Fun Farm Admission: $14
Opens: Open in summer and Fall. Apple picking from September.
Address: 1480 County Road 32 Crysler; Phone: 613-448-3633
Pinewood Orchards is a mature apple orchard uniquely situated only 10 minutes west of downtown Ottawa. The orchard produces some of the freshest, tastiest apples in the Ottawa region as well as offering a selection of fresh fruits & vegetables throughout the season, featuring produce from other Ottawa area farms. Details
Opens: Closed in 2021 for apple picking; Open for pre-picked apples and produce
Address: 101 Herzberg Rd, Nepean; Phone:
Apple Stock Orchard
Focussing on Macintosh Apples, Apple Stock Orchards has been around since the 1990s, so they know what they’re doing! A family-run and operated business, Apple Stock Orchard is keen to welcome the public for apple picking. Apple Stock is 45 minutes from Ottawa. Details
Cost: 2021 TBA
Opens: 2021 TBA
Address: 1341 Merkley Rd, Winchester; Phone: (613) 774-0594
Avonmore Berry Farm
You may have heard of Avonmore for their juicy strawberries, which is true, but don’t forget about their abundant and delicious apple season. They pride themselves in being a great family fun destination, with plenty of activities to keep the littlest members of your group impressed. Details
Open: Open Daily – Mid-June to October 31, 9a.m. to 5p.m Apples: September & Early October.
Address: 16365 Fourth Rd Avonmore; Phone: (613) 346-2336
Ferme L’Artisan Farm
“A celebration of the pleasures of fall,” Ferme L’Artisan Farm is a 45-minute journey from Ottawa. The Farm features a whopping 8 different varieties of crunchy and delicious apples to pick! The Farm also has a quaint farm shop, featuring various products including their apple cider. Details
Open: No apple picking in 2021. Store opens on September 18th.
Address: 3932 Concession ch. 14 Rd., Fournier; Phone: 613-323-2073
Farm Dagenais focuses on delicious, organic produce in the Ottawa Valley. Their special fam is home to many apples including donkeys, ducks, and hens! Their famous pick your own apple season runs between August – October. Details
Open: August 18th to October Mid; Monday to Friday 10AM to 5PM, Saturday 10AM to 3PM and Sunday closed.
Address: 1155 Stevens Road, Embrun; Phone: 613-448-3167
Verger Croque-Pomme – Thurso
Providing bags or boxes for your pick your own experience on arrival, Verger Croque-Pomme – Thurso is located 40 minutes from Ottawa in southern Quebec. With over 40 acres to explore, you won’t be disappointed with a visit. Details
Open: Mid August to October; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: 20, Montée Berndt, Lochaber-Partie-Ouest; Phone: 819-281-2061
Get ready for the apple season at Mountain Orchards, which are ready to welcome you from September 4th, 2021. These orchards specialize in 10 apples including Ambrosia, Cortland, Silken and Lobo. Details
Cost: By bag which they provide.
Open: September 4th. Open until mid October, 2021
Address: 10175 Clark Road, Mountain; Phone: 613.989.5601
Domain Cleroux is a great spot and is within only 45 minutes of downtown Ottawa. With an impressive 800 trees, they produce the likes of Empire, Cortland, Honeycrisps, and more. You can pick your own as you enjoy the fruits of mother nature and finish your trip with a look at the Sugar Shack, where you can experience fresh maple products – a very Canadian experience. Details
Open: September for pick your own; Farm open for events and store through out the year.
Address: 199 Route 300 E Casselman; Phone: 613-764-5543
Pine Hill Orchards
Pine Hill Orchards offers an unbelievable 20 varieties of apples to pick! This family-run and operated orchard site is a beautiful spot, that even makes its own delicious apple cider to enjoy, too! To get there, it will take you about 45 by car from Ottawa. Details
Open: September 3 to Mid October, 2021
Address: 1818 ST. Felix, Bourget; Phone:(613) 487-2064
The orchard fields of MacLaren’s features more than 3,500 trees that have been flourishing for over a decade. Just an hour outside Ottawa, they offer apples in the likes of Paula red, red crab, wealthy, McIntosh and more! Their apple picking seasons began on 21 August and will run into fall. Go get them apples! Details
Open: Starting Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Address: 3376 Burnstown Road, Renfrew; Phone: 613-432-8997
Run by the McGregor Family, McGregor Orchard has been growing apples since 2016, when the family planted mid-dwarf apple trees. The apples have been growing with great success, offering ruby McIntosh, Honey crisp, Lobo and many more to enjoy. Their apple picking season begins September 1st and the family simply can’t wait to welcome guests to their land! The Orchard is just under one hour from Ottawa. Details
Open: Starting September 1st
Address: 704 Clifford Sideroad, Mcnab/Braeside; Phone: (613) 432-3264
Hall’s Apple Market
Celebrating all things apples, Hall’s Apple Market is a cool spot that offers pick your own apples between August – October. The market has about six different yummy apples to pick from, all ready to be used in unique ways. While visiting, don’t miss out on a visit to their bakery featuring all sorts of scrumptious treats. Details
Open: mid August until picking is finished in October.
Address: 2930 2nd Concession Road, Brockville; Phone: 613-342-6320