Apple Picking in Virginia

When fall rolls into the Shenandoah Valley, the crisp autumn colors transform the region into a vibrant sight. The cooler temperatures create the perfect weather for admiring the foliage outdoors, hiking through the mountains, and participating in fall activities like apple picking in Virginia! An excellent activity for a romantic outing, apple picking abounds near Harrisonburg. To learn more about some of the best places to enjoy this autumn festivity, check out our list of favorite places to go.

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Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 977-1833

You can visit Carter Mountain Orchard all year long with the apple picking season running through November and strawberries in the spring. Summertime welcomes peaches, vegetables, and flowers, while pumpkins can also be picked in the fall. If you’re not interested in picking fruit yourself, but you’d like to try some local produce, the orchard sells pre-picked fruit like cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, and gourds.

Showalter’s Orchard & Greenhouse

17768 Honeyville Road

Timberville, VA 22853

(540) 896-7582

Originally opened in 1965, Showalter’s Orchard & Greenhouse offers apple picking from early August through October. Even if you can’t make it during that time, there’s still plenty to do on the farm like explore the grounds, pack a picnic, visit the cidery, and shop the fruit stand


Henley’s Orchard

2129 Holly Hill Farm

Crozet, VA 22932

(434) 823-7848

Visit Henley’s Orchard, a family-run operation in Crozet, for delicious peaches and apples. If you’re planning a romantic getaway to the Shenandoah Valley in October, be sure to get tickets for the HenleyFest, an annual event featuring hayrides, cider making, live music, food trucks, apple cider donuts, and of course, apple picking. 

Paugh’s Orchard

5591 Senedo Road

Quicksburg, VA 22847(

540) 740-8028

A small, family-owned orchard, Paugh’s Orchard offers a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetable. Though their specialty is apples, they also grow peaches, berries, squash, sweet corn, cucumbers, cherries throughout the year. Stop by the store to purchase some farm-raised eggs or homemade jams, pies, and baked goods.

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