Apple Orchards Around Columbus: Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and More to Explore
Going apple picking is one of our favorite fall traditions in Columbus. With tons of U-Pick farms and orchards around the city, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get out and enjoy this classic, midwest activity this season. Plan your apple-picking or pumpkin outing to one of these central Ohio U-pick farms this fall!
Branstool Orchards (Utica): You can pick 37 varieties of apples at Branstool! Hours run from 9 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm Sundays, with the website updated daily if there is a need to close while the fruit ripens. Food trucks are on-site some Saturdays as well and leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun!
CherryHawk Farm (Marysville): CherryHawk is a family-owned orchard spanning more than 60 acres. They feature 19 varieties and update their website with what’s available on a regular basis.
Lawrence Orchards (Marion): This family-run orchard and farm market offers 26 apple varieties throughout the season, with availability updated on Facebook, along with seasonal fruits, jams, jellies and more. Be sure to visit the Cider House Pavilion and pick up a gallon (or two!) of fresh and all-natural apple cider from Labor Day until Christmas Eve! Picking is available from 10 am - 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Legend Hills Orchard (Utica): Legend Hills is celebrating five generations of operation! Pick until your heart's content from 9 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm. Check out what's currently available for picking here.
Lynd Fruit Farm (Pataskala): Lynd is a popular spot for U-pick apples, offering acres upon acres of apple trees for climbing and picking. They also offer hayrides through the orchard, a corn maze, and the big market tent loaded with produce, fall items and baked goods.
Ochs Fruit Farm (Lancaster): Ochs has been operating as a family-run farm since 1872 and offers more than 90 varieties of apples. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily availability and hours of operation.
The Orchard & Company (Plain City): This family fun center is more than just an apple orchard. Open 11 am - 6 pm on weekends through Oct. 30, it also offers lots of exciting activities for all ages including wagon rides, farm animals, zip lines and more. There is no admission charged for u-pick apples or to visit the store, but those entering “Farmyard Area” will need general admission and a Farmyard Pass. Please leave your four-legged friends at home for this experience!