Create lifelong memories during an apple picking excursion at these superb orchards. Few activities signal fall in America like apple picking. Though East Coast states like Massachusetts and Virginia have far-reaching ties to the apple industry, there are orchards around the country where foodies, families and fall enthusiasts alike can pick their own produce, enjoy hayrides, sip fresh cider and more.
1. Applecrest Farm Orchards: Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
This fourth-generation orchard in southeastern New Hampshire is the state’s oldest and largest. Apple picking season begins in mid-August and ends in late October, though which varieties are ripe varies by month. You can pick apples any day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., with prices starting at $15 per bag.