A fun day out with the family is at one of the apple orchards in Ottawa. What better way to get your kids to eat some fruit then to pick it themselves. They will be so proud!!
Apple season usually starts in mid-August and can continue as late as mid-November. Of course, every year and every season is different.
Besides picking some tasty, fresh apples, a lot of the local orchards offer activities for all ages like wagon rides and hay stacks to play on. Some offer baked goods (i.e. apple pies, cider) which you can purchase.
We bring our kids out every year and they really look forward to it. We end up spending a few hours roaming around and enjoying what the orchards have to offer (besides just the apples).
Don't forget to bring your cameras because the orchards offer some great photo opportunities!!
Here is a list of some of the apple orchards around Ottawa and the surrounding area (you may want to call ahead to make sure you can pick the apples on the day you are going):
AppleHill Fruit Farm
No longer exists
Avonmore Berry Farm
1480 County Road 32, Crysler
4625 Carp Road
No apple picking. Country store with over 70 varieties of apples plums and pears. They have apple cider and over 20 kinds of squash in season! Fall mums, veggies, pumpkins and gifts are in the store.
1182 Kilmarnock Road, Jasper (between Smiths Falls & Merrickville)
613-284-9843 or 613-283-8964
Log Cabin Orchard
6121 Cabin Road, Osgoode
10175 Clark Road, Mountain
101 Herzberg Road, Ottawa
Don't forget to try some of the cider when you are visiting any of the apple orchards! Yummy!
Fall is a perfect time to do some baking with the apples that you pick. You can even get your kids to help you bake muffins with the apples they picked. Just think about how proud they will be when they bring them to school for lunch!
Happy apple picking at one of the apple orchards in Ottawa!
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