The Apple of My Eye: Your Guide to Bucks County Apple Picking and Beyond
Grab your flannel, it's apple picking season!
Is there anything that tastes more like fall than an apple picked freshly off a tree? Ok, maybe a pumpkin latte, but before we move onto pumpkin spice, let’s take a moment to appreciate apples. Apple picking is a fall bucket list must in our area and for good reason – apples are delicious no matter what your age, and whether you’re on a date or you’ve got the whole family in tow, it’s always a fun and beautiful time walking through the orchards.
Below is a guide to your apple picking season in Bucks County (and just beyond). Check out one (or more!), as each orchard offers something different, from fall festivals to homemade baked goodies!
137 W. Knowlton Road, Media
Linvilla brings in big crowds every year to their Fall Festival, known as Pumpkin Land, but their pick your own are just as worth visiting for. Linvilla grows 25 different varieties of apples on 20 acres of orchards so whether you like your apples tart, crunchy or sweet, there’s a variety for everyone’s taste preference! Tickets to apple pick are $11 per person, allowing you entry to the fields and a container that’s yours to fill. Be sure to also check out their Apple Festival, which is normally held at the end of September. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
1220 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont,
Rustic Valley Orchards, Bucks County’s newest farm located down the road from Tabora Farms in Chalfont, offers family fun, a made from scratch bakery, full-service deli and homemade ice cream in addition to apple picking. Apple picking is available through September and October. Keep a lookout for other fall happenings here as well, like their Fall Festival and Pumpkin Smashing.
“This place was great! And they keep improving! They have the cutest and friendliest pig Wilber (he loves belly rubs), horses, turkeys, and ducks. Play area for the kids, food, corn maze, tractor rides, apple and pumpkin picking and more. It’s a fun family friendly place!” says local parent Jennifer Pinnelli.
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Your fall experience in Bucks County wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Shady Brook Farm. Enjoy a hayride through the orchard to pick your own apples and stay for family fun with inflatable attractions during their Fall Fest. Apples are sold by the pound. With plenty of fresh air and wide-open space, Shady Brook has lots of room for guests. Pick your own fields are open Wednesday through Sunday.
3325 Creamery Road, New Hope
Apples are the name of the game here at Solebury Orchards. Located in the heart of Bucks County, Solebury Orchards grows apples, peaches, blueberries in the warmer weather that you pick yourself or purchase a bushel in their market. In addition to its high quality fruit, the farm is known for delicious products such as their homemade apple sauce and apple cider and cider donuts. Reservations for picking are required during the weekend, as it does get busy.
707 Almshouse Road, Warminster
At Solly’s Farm, a family-run farm in Warminster, pick-your-own homegrown crops like apples are available on Saturdays and Sundays during the fall season. Visitors love their low key vibes, as it’s not overrun by big crowds. You can choose to walk to the orchard for free or take a hayride for $2-$3 per person. Don’t forget to stop by their bakery and market to take home home made seasonal soups, fresh fruit pies and breads, DiBruno Brothers cheeses and spreads and Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar’s ice cream!
“What a fun time! It is the best farm around . The people working there are terrific – very educational while having a blast. I recommend this for every child. We will be talking about our trip for a long time! Can’t wait to come visit again,” said Susan McGugen Heifet.
97 Styer Lane, Langhorne
Take a free hayride out to the fields to pick from acres of apples like Empire and Gala at this Langhorne orchard (keep a look out on their socials for ready-to-pick varieties. And don’t forget to stop by the market for fresh apple cider donuts. Styer is pet-friendly, so your leashed animal friends can tag along for the adventure too!
13 Van Kirk Road, Princeton, NJ
Not too far of a drive from Bucks, Terhune Orchards offers pick your own apples by the bag just down the road from their main farm. The apple orchard is cashless so make sure to bring a card. Pick from Fuiji, Gala, Jonathan, McIntosh, Honey Crisp and more! When you’re done, make sure to stop by the main farm, where there are tons of activities both for kids and adults, from petting the animals to wine tasting., as they are also an award winning winery.
Photos by Christine Wolkin