Wondering where to go apple picking in Vermont? Here is the short list of the best places to go apple picking in Northern Vermont and nearby New Hampshire.
Everyone knows that Vermont is known for the best fall foliage! And besides leaf peeping, one of the popular fall activities is apple picking. Here are our top “picks” for best “pick your own” apple orchards near Rabbit Hill Inn. Each one is a unique experience.
Sweet Seasons Farm and Artisan Confections
2557 Spaulding Hill Road, St Johnsbury VT 802 -274-2365
Hours: Be sure to check their Facebook page. Generally M-F 10-1, 5-8. Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6.
18 Varieties of organic Heirloom apples, heavenly handcrafted confections & truffles, and so much more. Plan to enjoy a picnic here. You are most welcome to enjoy their beautiful location to relax for a while. We will gladly prepare a delicious picnic lunch for you (and provide the blanket too).
Burts Apple Orchard
283 Cabot Plains Road, Cabot VT 802-917-2614
Hours: Open daily 9-6 until Halloween
40 (YES 40) varieties of apples and apple slushies! Have you ever had an apple slushie? Check out their delicious cider, cider donuts, and much more! They accept cash / check / credit cards
North Country Orchard & Cider Mill
Stickney’s Road, Whitefield, NH 603-837-9174
Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 9-4
A fantastic orchard experience. Save time to enjoy lunch at their Cider House Cafe & the wine shop! **cash or check only, ATM onsite**
Windy Ridge Orchard
1775 Benton Road, North Haverhill NH 603-787-6377
Hours: Open daily 11-3 pm
A sweet family orchard. Several varieties. Yummy cider made onsite.
Dolly Gray Orchard
1112 Dutton Road, Hardwick VT 802-472-5797
Hours: 11 – 6 daily. Orchard closes on Columbus Day
Several apple varieties & apple cider.
BONUS TIP: You can’t miss a visit to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT
Hours: 8 am – 6 pm daily. Open year round!
This is an outstanding Vermont experience. Enjoy the delicious cider, hot-out-of-the-oven cider donuts, the huge shopping emporium of Vermont made products (and there is a LOT). Let’s not forget the Vermont Winery Tasting center across from the cider mill. AND… Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory is nearby!! It’s a “must see”.
Recipe Alert! Are you ready to put your apple picking bounty to good use? Try this great apple dessert recipe – Warm Brown Sugar Apple Cake. It’s over the top delicious!