Wednesday, October 12, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Pie, cider, and donuts are the flavors of a Vermont fall! Once we see these vibrant leaves scattered about the mountains, we know it's the optimal apple-picking season! Want to know where in Vermont you should pick apples for your favorite fall foods? This guide has our team's top picks on apple picking in northern Vermont!
Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market - Williston, Vermont
Adams Apple Orchard is one of our Chittenden County favorites! Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this gem in Williston is only a few minutes from the highway and has everything you need all in one location! The orchard pairs with a quaint farm market with pre-made fall foods, ingredients to help you make your favorite sweets, and more!
Address: 986 Old Stage Rd, Williston, VT 05495
Chapin Orchard – Essex Junction, VT
Another classic Vermont orchard is Chapin in Essex Junction! This orchard is just a short drive from the Essex Experience and is well-stocked with Mcintosh apples, a staple in New England! Chapin orchard has several other varieties to feast on, including some newer “disease-resistant” apples as well!
Address: 150 Chapin Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452
Shelburne Orchards – Shelburne, Vermont
Last but not least for Chittenden County is Shelburne Orchard! This behemoth sits on 60 acres right off of Lake Champlain in Shelburne! Not only do they have a plethora of trees, but they also offer quite a variety of fall goodies. Their cider donuts are amazing and they also have an apple brandy and a ginger cider at their shop which you have got to try!
Address: 216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482
Burtt’s Apple Orchard – Cabot, Vermont
If you want some unique apple varieties, look no further than Burtt's in Cabot! With over 40 types of apple trees, you will have more than enough varieties to choose from! Plus if you want to spice up your trip to the orchard you can check out their free activities like the apple slingshot and the cone maze!
Address: 283 Cabot Plains Rd, Cabot, VT 05647
Hackett’s Orchard – South Hero, VT
Last up on our list we are headed to the islands! Hackett's Orchard in South Hero is a local family-run farm with a rich history! This farm has been producing apples for over 100 years, and the owners believe the soil and climate of its location are what makes their apples stand out amongst others. With 47 varieties and decades of perfection, this orchard has everything you need!
Address: 86 South Street, South Hero, VT 05486