Apple picking is just one of many favorite fall activities around Columbus. Everyone’s excited to get out and enjoy the cooler weather and savor the fruits and vegetables of autumn. Plan an apple-picking expedition to one of these central Ohio orchards this fall! 



Two people with a bag of apples at Lynd Fruit Farm in Columbus

Lynd Fruit Farm credit @lIh1429

Branstool Orchards (Utica): You can pick 37 varieties of apples at Branstool! Hours run from 9 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm Sundays, with the website updated daily if there is a need to close while the fruit ripens. Food trucks are on-site some Saturdays as well and leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun!

CherryHawk Farm (Marysville): CherryHawk is a family-owned orchard spanning more than 60 acres. They feature 19 varieties and update their website with what’s available on a regular basis.

Lawrence Orchards (Marion): This family-run orchard and farm market offers 26 apple varieties throughout the season, with availability updated on Facebook, along with seasonal fruits, jams, jellies and more. Be sure to visit the Cider House Pavilion and pick up a gallon (or two!) of fresh and all-natural apple cider from Labor Day until Christmas Eve! Picking is available from 10 am - 5 pm, Monday through  Saturday. 

Legend Hills Orchard (Utica): Legend Hills is celebrating five generations of operation! Pick until your heart's content from 9 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm. Check out what's currently available for picking here.

Lynd Fruit Farm (Pataskala): Lynd is a popular spot for U-pick apples, offering acres upon acres of apple trees for climbing and picking. They also offer hayrides through the orchard, a corn maze, and the big market tent loaded with produce, fall items and baked goods. 

A child picking an apple at Lynd Fruit Farm in Columbus

Lynd Fruit Farm, credit @Diane_Boden

Ochs Fruit Farm (Lancaster): Ochs has been operating as a family-run farm since 1872 and offers more than 90 varieties of apples. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily availability and hours of operation.

The Orchard & Company (Plain City): This family fun center is more than just an apple orchard. Open 11 am - 6 pm on weekends through Oct. 30, it also offers lots of exciting activities for all ages including wagon rides, farm animals, zip lines and more. There is no admission charged for u-pick apples or to visit the store, but those entering “Farmyard Area” will need general admission and a Farmyard Pass. Please leave your four-legged friends at home for this experience!

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