Is there ANYTHING more fun than gathering your family or friends and heading to one of Maine’s wonderful “U-Pick” apple orchards? The crisp, autumn air … the amazing, resplendent fall foliage … the sheer, unforgettable family fun of picking your own juicy, delicious apples! Here are 5 of our very favorite “U-Pick” apple orchards in the Lewiston-Auburn area, several of which also offer other farm-fresh produce, yummy baked goods, gifts, tours, and more!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic, we advise that you call any orchard before traveling to it, to determine which health and safety protocols you may be asked to respect.
Berry Fruit Farm
361 Crash Road, Livermore
Journey to nearby Livermore, Maine, for a great U-Pick family adventure AND a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn where nourishing, wholesome food comes from! Among the many U-Pick fruits you can enjoy harvesting in season are apples, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and pumpkins. And Berry Fruit Farm’s store offers baked goods, farm shares, jams, jellies, and more!
366 Boothby Road, Livermore
Also located in Livermore, Boothby’s is a beloved family farm and orchard known for its particularly scenic and accessible orchards. Due to the pandemic, their popular public wagon rides may not be part of this year’s apple picking, but they promise “creative ways to optimize your picking experience, help you access your favorite apple varieties, and keep your family traditions alive!”
Morrison Hill Apple Orchard
272 Morrison Hill Road, Farmington
Located on 10 picturesque acres in the nearby town of Farmington, Maine, this 450-tree orchard offers more than a dozen “U-Pick” apple varieties. Spread across a 150-year-old farm, Morrison Hill Apple Orchard also sells a wide variety of other farm-fresh produce, lovingly picked and sorted for you by their staff.
144 Ferry Road, Lewiston
Owned by Richard and Susan Stukas, this beloved family apple orchard—right in Lewiston—beckons your family and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of “U-Pick” fun. At the farm stand you’ll also find ready-picked pears, plums, squash, pumpkins, and mums. And grab some of their yummy, fresh-pressed cider for the drive home!
1240 Perkins Ridge Road, Auburn
Consisting of Wallingford’s Fruit House & Bakery in Auburn and Ricker Hill Orchards in nearby Turner, Maine, Wallingford’s Orchard serves up the best in “U-Pick” family fun PLUS scrumptious donuts, pies, apple dumplings, and other goodies. Having grown apples in Maine for eight generations—stretching all the way back to 1803—the Wallingford’s family operation is a true Maine classic!
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