Caledon Apple Picking 2019

By: PMG Team

Caledon Apple Picking 2019

Tags: Apple Picking, Fall, Caledon

Fall has officially arrived. The air is crisp and the leaves are starting to fall. With the autumn season coming in, it’s time to get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather before it becomes cold and gloomy. What better way to enjoy fall with the family than going apple picking?

Apple picking is a wonderful family day trip for those looking to enjoy a fun outing in the country. If you have yet to try apples right from the tree, you're in for a truly amazing experience. Few things beat picking sweet apples on a fine autumn day, so get your fall outfits ready, bring along your camera, and get ready for the perfect start to the fall season.

The Caledon, Halton, and Brampton area offers locals a wide variety of apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Here is a list of some of the most popular orchards and patches, which have various activities to enjoy while going apple picking and exploring pumpkin patches:

Downey’s Farm

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton, Ontario

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9AM to 5PM (7 days/week)

Cost: None ($5.00 minimum for apple picking)

 

Downey’s Farm has been owned and operated by the Downey family since 1920. It originally began as a roadside corn stand and the Downey children used the money to buy their hockey equipment. Since then, it has been renovated to a farmer’s market and the family has even established an award-winning winery.

Downey’s Farm is just across the street from their well-known pumpkin patch. At the farm, you can find 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family to enjoy, including: 

The apple picking season is currently open and will remain open until early November. For this apple orchard there is no entrance fee, the farm just ask that a minimum of $5.00 worth of apples is picked per person. 

Have a favourite type of apple? The Downey’s Farm website actually has a harvest calendar where you can plan the best time to go pick your favourites. 

There is a lot to see and do at Downey’s Farm this time of year. Starting September 21 and running until October 31st, you can enjoy Downey’s Farm’s Annual Pumpkin Fest. There will be a multitude of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy at this event, including unlimited wagon rides, farm animals, puppet shows, an 8-acre corn maze, duck races, inflatables, face painting and much more. 

Also one of the biggest attractions to this fest…the pumpkins themselves. With thousands of pumpkins at the farm, there is sure to be one there that is perfect for you and your home. 

Albion Orchards

Location: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON

Hours: Weekends 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Cost: $18.00 fro 10 Ib. bags (max. 2 persons)

 

Albion Orchards was established in 1967 and is located in Caledon. It is listed on the Food Network and Chatelaine Magazine as one of the top apple orchards in Canada. 

The most famous apples to pick are Paula Reds, which can be picked in the orchard or purchased in the country market. Other varieties of apples that can be picked at Albion Orchards include: 

Enjoy the fall colours along with the fall flavours when you visit Albion Orchards. Along with the many varieties of apples available for picking, there are many opportunities to make treasured family memories going apple picking. 

For example, check out the pumpkin patch at Albion Orchards, which is open to the public beginning in October. There are hundreds of pumpkins to choose from in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Apple Picking Tip:

 

When picking an apple right from the tree, you want to gently twist the apple and continuously turn it until it detaches from the tree itself. If the apple does not detach itself, then it’s probably not ready to be picked yet. Do not try to pull the apple off the tree, as this tends to damage the tree along with the remaining fruit on it.

Dixie Orchards

Location: 14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, Ontario

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10AM to 5PM (7 days/week)

Cost: $3.00 per person (ages 3 and up)

 

Dixie Orchards is a family owned and operated farm in southern Caledon. You can enjoy apple picking with the family from early September until the end of October. 

The farm also offers a range of other activities including a country bakery, pick your own pumpkin, meet-and-greet with farm animals, corn maze and straw jump, and — you can’t forget — wagon rides through the orchards. Also, remember to visit the market during your visit to see what it has to offer. Some of Dixie Orchard’s specialty items include freshly baked pies, butter tarts, pure maple syrup, decorations, and honey.

Chudleigh’s Farm 

Location: 9528 Regional Road 25, Halton Hills, Ontario

Hours: August 17 - October 14 10AM - 9PM Daily | October 15 - October 31 10AM - 6PM Daily

Cost: $15.00 per general admission | $13.00 per child between the ages of 4-13

 

Chudleigh’s Farm has been in operation since 1967 and they continue to invite people to visit their family farm year after year. Today, they have an 110,000 square foot bakery, just five minutes away from the family farm, where they bake desserts for customers from across North America. 

This orchard has various types of apples, some of which have already been picked and are available for purchase, and others where you can pick your own. The farm offers an apple picking calendar to help you determine the best time of year to visit and the full range of apple types include:

Apple picking isn’t the only thing you can do at Chudleigh’s Farm. Enjoy a fun-filled day with a huge hay maze, sand pit, natural trail, farm animals, and pony rides. Your visit is sure to be one that everyone in your family will enjoy!

Wheelbarrow Orchards

Location: 8277 10 Sideroad, Milton, Ontario

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9AM to 5PM (7 days/week)

Cost: None ($23 for 10 lb. bag, $40 for 20 lb. bag)

 

Located in the town of Halton Hills, just north of Milton – Wheelbarrow Orchards & Harvest Goodies pride themselves on using mainly local, high-quality ingredients in their products. Their food reminds you of ripe fruit, sweet and juicy at the peak of harvest! 

They also offer pick your own apples and have a detailed schedule for picking different types of apples. Their full selection of apples types for picking includes:

 

With this beautiful fall weather arriving, you should make sure to go outside and enjoy it before it is gone. Apple orchards and pumpkin patches are great places to take your kids and get them outside while still participating in fun festive activities. Read this blog for more tips on other fun fall activities in Halton Hills!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team at The Paula Mitchell Group.