Like pumpkin picking, apple picking is a requisite fall activity. Here are five great places to visit to pick apples this season.
1. Norman’s Orchard
Just 20 miles north of the city off the Pittsburgh Mills exit lies Norman’s Orchard. The orchard began production in 1958. The current owners of the orchard are Jeff and Leslie Norman. Jeff grew up on the orchard as a child. Norman’s offers a 15 percent discount on a half bushel and 25 percent on a bushel of apples or pears. For more information on Norman’s, click HERE.
Family farm Soergel’s hosts a fall festival weekends through October. Their apple picking is only available during the fall festival dates. Soergel’s also has fresh apple cider and apple, apple berry rhubarb, apple walnut and a seasonal apple cranberry pie. For more information on Soergel’s, click HERE.
3. Triple B Farms
Located in Monongahela, Triple B Farms offers pick your own apples and pumpkins every Saturday and Sunday through Halloween. There’s a food barn at the farm offering sandwiches and fries, apple fries and funnel cake fries as well as donuts. Triple B is also home to sustainably grown and delicious produce. For more information on Triple B Farms, click HERE.
4. Simmons Farm
Simmons Farm is located in McMurray. In addition to apple picking, their fall activities include corn and hay mazes, an apple labyrinth, human hamster wheel, 100-foot slide and more. The orchard hours are Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information on Simmons Farm, click HERE.
5. Brown’s Orchard & Cider Company
Head to Brown’s Orchard and Cider Company for some farm fun. There are school and group tours, including an apple picking hayride tour at $7 per person. There are also pre-scheduled market tours—don’t miss the award-winning apple cider. For more information on Brown’s Orchard & Cider Company, click HERE.