These are the best U-pick apple orchards near Seattle!
Apple picking: it’s hard to think of a more idyllic fall activity, whether you go with friends, as a date, or with your kiddos. These five Washington apple orchards all offer a unique experience. Some let you press your own apples into cider, some have mazes and fun children’s activities, and one even has an annual apple festival. Put on your boots and grab some reusable bags because it’s apple picking time!
Read on for the best U-pick apple orchards around Seattle that are now open for the season.
Pick your own Honeycrisp and other apple varieties at this incredible farm that is only about an hour’s drive from Seattle. Their main apple orchard opens for the season on September 16 and it’ll be available every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until the apples run out. There is no entry fee. Swans Trail Farms offers five acres of land where you can walk among the trees, and select your favorite apples just the way you like them. Bring your camera and get ready for an Instagrammable moment at this beautiful orchard! They’re also hosting their annual Apple Festival on September 16-17 and 23-24 so don’t miss out on cider, mazes, and more fall fun.
Where: 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
2. Bailey Farm
This beautiful farm is located in the Snohomish River Valley, and it offers over 50 acres of vegetables and fruits ready for picking. Enjoy the amazing views and fresh air while harvesting your own produce. Honeycrisp apples are so famous here that they run out fast! The first U-pick day for Honeycrisp this year is on September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They’ll add more Honeycrisp picking dates throughout September and you can also visit in October for Jonagold and Cosmic Crisp apples.
Where: 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, WA 98296
U-pick is the speciality here! Jones Creek Farms is open every Friday through Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here you can find a huge variety of apples like Redfree, Rosy Glow, Sunrise, Akane, Gala, Liberty, and Redcrisp, among others. Make sure to visit the harvest times page on their website to plan your visit. There are no parking or entry fees.
Where: 32260 Burrese Rd Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
This family-owned apple farm in nearby Lynden offers 31 amazing acres of high-density orchards and hosts more than 25,000 apple trees and 21 varieties of harvest including the premier Honeycrisp apples. You can also enjoy pumpkin patches, corn mazes, cafes, and an award-winning distillery. This year’s U-pick apple season is running now through October from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (they’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
Where: 6140 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264
This Yakima orchard grows not only Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Blondee apples, but also blueberries, eggplants, and ripe tomatoes. If you’re interested in turning your harvest into a cider, this is the place to go! West Valley has an old-fashioned hand-cranked cider press that gives you the chance to take your fresh-picked apples and turn them into a sweet brew!
Where: 11901 Zier Road, Yakima, WA, 98908