It’s apple picking season in Ottawa and we know many families will be looking to experience apple picking in Ottawa at one of our locations in and around the city. Before making plans, we recommend you confirm the open dates and times for each of the apple farms and then get ready to create family memories.
Most locations also offer their fresh Ontario apples pre-picked if you prefer to just grab and go. Make a plan for how you will devour these autumn fruits (or the many ways you can bake with them) and add apple picking to your annual family to-do list at one of these spots.
Where to Go Apple Picking in Ottawa
Where is it Located? Osgoode
When is it open? Thursday to Sunday, 9 am until 6 pm.
Apple season has begun at Log Cabin Orchard just about 20 minutes south of Ottawa. Bring the family to pick apples, but don’t forget to make time for an apple cider or hot chocolate around the bonfire.
One important note: The orchard is cash only.
Where is it Located? South of Ottawa
When is it open? Seven days a week. Weekdays 10 am until 6 pm. Weekends 9 am until 5 pm.
Mountain Orchards offers family activities daily but you may want to time your visit for fresh doughnut days on Tuesdays through Fridays. Kids will love the playground, corn maze, hay jump, and wagon rides. Social distancing and mask use in certain farm locations are requested.
You’ll find more information on their website.
Where is it Located? Orleans
When is it open? Seven days a week, but pick-your-own is only available on the weekends, 9 am – 5 pm.
In Ottawa’s East End (not far from the highway on St. Joseph Blvd), pick-your-own apples is a weekend-only activity at the Orleans Fruit Farm where you can also purchase other garden items like onions, beets, carrots, and more.
Families have been visiting for years and the tradition continues!
Where is it Located? Crysler
When is it open? All week, 10 am until 5 pm. Family activities days are on the weekend only.
Cannamore has been welcoming families for decades to their farm to play and pick (you may also be familiar with their pumpkin patch activities). Apple picking season is open for pick your own, and on weekends you’ll have the added benefit of exploring the corn mazes, riding the cow train, using the pedal cars, playing in the kids play area, and more.
Where is it Located? North Dundas
When is it open? Daily, 9 am – 5 pm.
Bring your own reusable bags, boxes, or bins for picking when you visit Apple Stock Orchard in North Dundas (just off Bank Street, south of Ottawa). There are apple-related food goods to buy like cider and dessert treats.
Going early in the season is recommended to avoid disappointment if they run out!
Where is it located? Avonmore, about 45 minutes east of Ottawa
When is it open? Weekends, but check their Facebook page for updates.
You may recognize the Avonmore Berry Farm from one of their Ottawa Farmers’ Market visits (so you already know how delicious their farm fresh food is!) but if you drive about 45 minutes outside of Ottawa’s East End, you’ll be able to browse their Farm, play in their hay mow (the kids will love it), and wagon rides will bring you to the orchard to pick your own apples on the weekends.