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The Best Pick Your Own Apple Orchards in Maine

The Best Pick Your Own Apple Orchards in Maine

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Autumn is, in my humble opinion, the best season of the year. The beautiful leaves, crisp weather, and awesome produce simply cannot be beaten – especially freshly picked apples.

Throw a flannel on, round up the crew, and get ready to eat some donuts and cider, because it’s time to go apple picking!

I’ve compiled a list of the best apple orchards in Maine for picking your own apples.

All orchards on this list offer a pick your own option for fresh apples. Many also offer additional pick your own options, such as blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, and pears.

At the top of this list, you’ll find the best 8 (in no particular order) apple orchards in Maine to turn your apple picking into a “full day out.” These orchards offer additional activities for fun with family or friends, like corn mazes, hayrides, restaurants, live music, and crafts.

After that are an additional 27 apple orchards in Maine that offer pick your own apples!

I’ve added orchards from all over the state. Despite living in several different regions of the state during the fall months, I’ve never heard of most of these!

Hopefully, this list will make it easier to find an apple orchard that is close to you, so you don’t have to drive an hour or two to the closest *well-known* orchard.

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3 Tips For Visiting Apple Orchards in Maine

1. ALWAYS check the website or Facebook page on the same day you plan to visit.

Although orchards often have set hours during the fall, they are subject to change depending on the weather, apple availability, and staffing.

During my research, I found that most orchards in Maine update their Facebook page more often than their website, so I’ve listed both. If you’re still not sure about something, it never hurts to call!

2. Bring cash.

Most orchards only accept cash or check. Several have ATMs on-site, and I’ve indicated that in the list below.

Many orchards don’t specify on their website, so I think it’s better to be prepared with cash just to be sure!

3. Make sure apple picking equipment is provided.

Most orchards provide picking containers or equipment if needed. However, some ask that you bring your own containers, bags, gloves, or shears (depending on what you are picking!).

Especially with COVID still being a concern, I suggest either asking ahead of time if bags are provided, or bring some of your own just in case.

I’ve tried my best to list the most accurate and up-to-date information here, but please always do your own due diligence!

The 8 Best Apple Orchards in Maine For a Family Day Out

1. Treworgy Family Orchards – Levant

Address: 3876 Union Street, Levant, ME 04456

Website: www.treworgyorchards.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/trewfarm

Treworgy Family Orchards is the ultimate autumn experience in Maine. Period.

They have every fall activity you can imagine at an apple orchard.

Pick your own apples, pumpkins, blueberries, raspberries, and squash. They have a beautiful cut flower garden where you can cut your own bouquet to bring home.

This year, their corn maze is Charlotte’s Web themed – it looks amazing! Additionally, they have hayrides, a petting zoo, and a delicious cafe stand selling ice cream, pizza, cider, and donuts.

Don’t forget to come back in December to harvest your own Christmas tree!

Pick your own: Apples, berries, pumpkins, squash
Available: Apples, pumpkins, squash, cider, honey, jams, maple syrup, pizza, ice cream
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, credit
Extra features: Petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, flower garden, cafe, live music events

An overhead view of a cornmaze shaped as a pig.
2021 Charlotte’s Web-themed corn maze at Treworgy Family Orchards. Source: Facebook

2. Applewald Farm – Litchfield

Address: 525 Huntington Hill Road, Litchfield, ME

Website: www.applewaldfair.wixsite.com/farm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Applewald-Farm

Guests are welcome to tour Applewald Farm’s orchard and pick their own apples and pumpkins. They have a fleet of red wagons available to tote younger children around.

Families also enjoy the backyard play area which includes a corn maze, pedal tractors, a beanie baby slingshot, cornhole, and a giant sandbox. Impromptu farm tours are often available and you can even get a chance to see the cider press in the back room upon request.

The store is teeming with produce in the fall and fresh apple cider donuts are made several times a day. Sample a variety of canned and baked goods along with a taste of their unpasteurized apple cider.

Pick your own: Apples, pumpkins
Available: Apples, pumpkins, potatoes, tomatoes, fresh produce, canned goods, baked goods
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Corn maze, play area, slingshot, corn hole, sandbox, cider press tours

Big orange pumpkins lined up in front of a red farm stand at Applewald's Farm in Maine.
Source: Facebook

3. Apple Acres Farms – Hiram

Address: 363 Durgintown Road, Hiram, ME 04041

Website: www.appleacresfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/appleacresfarm

Apple Acres Farms has over 15 varieties of apples! Their certified organic apples are available pre-picked or for pick-your-own, and they also have several non-organic varieties pre-picked as well.

There is a farm-to-table country store on-site featuring everything you could imagine! This includes baked goods, wine and beer, gifts, meat and cheese, and even a full lunch menu serving pizza, paninis, and salads. Yummy.

Every year, they have a Fall Festival that features tons of live music, food trucks, a beer tent, and more. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Pick your own: Apples, peaches
Available: Apples, meat, cheese, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, lunch menu, ice cream, homemade gifts
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, credit
Extra features: Full country store including a restaurant, live music events

Several half gallon jugs of Apple Acres' apple cider.
Source: Facebook

4. Ricker Hill Orhcards – Turner

Address: 295 Buckfield Rd., Turner, ME 04282

Website: www.rickerhill.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rickerhill

As one of the most well-known orchards in the state of Maine, Ricker Hill is a great place to spend the day for kids and adults, alike. Ricker Hill offers pick your own apples and pumpkins, a corn maze, a hay climb and slide, a hay maze, and even a bounce house.

In addition to selling donuts and apple cider at their “Country Store,” they also sell pre-picked apples, fresh cranberries, jellies, jams, candles, toys, salsas, whoopie pies, and other baked goods. In September and October, cider mill tours are available (call ahead for availability).

For adults 21+, skip the kids’ activities and head on over to the Ricker Hill Hard Cider tasting room just across the street! They have indoor and outdoor seating, flights, cans, bottles, and 12 taps to try their uniquely flavored ciders.

Pick your own: Apples, grapes, pumpkins
Available: Apples, pumpkins, cranberries, baked goods, salsas, jams, candles
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, credit
Extra features: Corn maze, bounce house, hay slide, disc golf, hard cider tasting room

An apple orchard on the top of a hill overlooking a valley with mountains in the distance.
A view from the orchard at Ricker Hill.

5. Hooper’s Orchard – Monroe

Address: 856 Back Brooks Road, Monroe, ME 04951

Website: www.hoopersorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hoopersorchard

Hooper’s Orchard is a family orchard and farm specializing in apples, cherries, and Asian pears, with some vegetables too. They are primarily pick-your-own, but also keep several varieties of apples, pumpkins, and winter squash in the fruit store for those who do not want to pick.

Their trees are dwarfing and can be picked from the ground. Because of this, children especially enjoy visiting!

Hooper’s Orchard grows some hard-to-find varieties that are not commercially grown at other apple orchards in Maine. Check their Facebook page for details on their annual Apple Fest and Pig Roast!

Pick your own: Apples, plums, peaches, pears
Available: Apples, pumpkins, squash, cider, honey, jams, maple syrup
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, credit
Extra features: Corn maze, hayrides, kids play area

An overhead view of the apple orchard and farm buildings at Hooper's Orchard in Maine.
An overhead view of Hooper’s Orchard. Source: Facebook

6. McDougal Orchards – Springvale

Address: 201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale, ME 04083

Website: www.mcdougalorchards.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/McDougalOrchards

Customers pass through the dooryard of the historic farmhouse at McDougal Orchards on their way to pick apples in the orchards behind the house.

The farm has been in the same family for 225 years! There are always family members around, so make sure to ask one of them if you’d like to learn more about the rich history of the orchard.

In addition to apple picking, McDougal’s offers fresh apple cider donuts, picnic areas, a fairy village, corn maze, wagon rides (weekends only) and more! There are also miles of trails throughout the property for visitors to enjoy an energetic hike or a leisurely stroll.

Pick your own: Apples, peaches, plums, cherries, berries
Available: Fruit, vegetables, pumpkins, jams, pickles, honey, maple syrup
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, check, credit, EBT, WIC
Extra features: Wagon rides, corn maze, food trucks on the weekend, miles of walking trails, geocaching

An apple tree with plump red and yellow apples.
A lovely apple tree at McDougal Orchards. Source: Facebook

7. Boothby’s Orchard – Livermore

Address: 366 Boothby Road, Livermore, ME 04253

Website: www.boothbysorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BoothbysOrchard

Boothby’s offers a unique orchard experience throughout the late summer and fall. An apple-picking afternoon is a perfect way to enjoy the company of family and friends. Slow down for a while to savor the senses and reconnect with the beauty around you.

Take a wagon ride to the lower orchard and pick your own bag of apples. Enjoy warm cider, local cheese, and maybe some live music back at the farm stand.

Take a walk through the vineyard. Set a spell in a porch rocker. Boothby’s Orchard and Winery is a memory-making machine.

Plus, they have wine tastings whenever they’re open! For only $5.00 with a complimentary glass.

Pick your own: Apples, pumpkins
Available: Apples, corn, pumpkins, fresh vegetables, pies, meat, wine, cheese baked goods, bread
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Sometimes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Cows, wine tasting, live music events, picnic tables, pond

A truck full of apples in crates at Boothby's Orchard in Maine.
A truck full of delicious apples at Boothby’s Orchard & Farm. Source: Facebook

8. Libby & Son U Picks – Limerick

Address: 86 Sawyer Mountain Road, Limerick, ME 04048

Website: www.libbysonupicks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/libbyupicks

Recent review from Google:

“I went here today with the family for the first time…this place is amazing! We were able to pick apples, peaches, and blueberries. The blueberries (jersey and blue crop) are seriously some of the best I’ve ever had. The live music was great, the staff was super friendly and helpful, and the donuts are fresh and delicious. We will definitely be returning and am so glad that this place isn’t too far from where I live!”

Pick your own: Apples, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums
Available: Fruit, smoothies, caramel apples, kettle corn
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, check, card (ATM also on-site)
Extra features: Live music, food trucks, pavilion and picnic areas

Donuts, blueberries, popcorn, and a smoothie on a picnic table at Libby & Son U Picks Orchard.
Just a few yummy snacks available for purchase at Libby & Son U Picks. Source: Facebook

27 More Pick Your Own Apple Orchards In Maine

For those looking for anywhere near them to pick your own apples, this list is for you!

The orchards here are listed in alphabetical order by orchard name. The city/town they’re located in is next to the name.

Browse below and click on “More Info” to find the address, website, Facebook, and details for each orchard.

1. The Apple Farm – Fairfield

Address: 104 Back Road, Fairfield, ME 04937

Website: www.applefarm.us
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheAppleFarmME

The Apple Farm’s fresh-pressed apple cider is made from a blend of old-time varieties and is famous for miles around for its rich, smooth, golden goodness.

Visit their farm and its picturesque barn store, where in addition to their apple products, you will find homemade jams and jellies of every description, pure natural local honey, maple syrup, scrumptious, local vegetables, and loads of country charm.

Stroll through the orchards, perhaps pick a peck or two of your own apples in season, or watch cider being pressed. Bring a picnic. It’s a great family outing.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pears, vegetables, crabapples, plums, maple products, honey, baked goods, local crafts, & more
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: sunflower field, flower garden

2. Berry Fruit Farm – Livermore

Address: 361 Crash Road, Livermore, ME 04253

Website: www.berryfruitfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/berryfruitfarm

Berry Fruit Farm combines homemade and homegrown products for a fun and wholesome customer experience. In their U-Pick fields, you will find strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, and mixed vegetables.

Their retail store is open year-round with a full-time bakery staff making daily bread, pastry, and menu items in Livermore Falls.

Pick your own: Apples, peaches, berries, pumpkins, mixed vegetables
Available: Apples, berries, fresh vegetables, snacks, pickled foods, baked goods, prepared sandwiches & salads
Cider: Unknown
Donuts: Unknown
Payments accepted: Unknown

3. Biscay Orchards – Damariscotta

Address: 23 Reny Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543

Website: www.biscayorchards.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BiscayOrchards

Biscay Orchards was first planted by Edward B. Denny Jr., a Maine State Senator and foreman of Round Top Farms for over 40 years. Today, the orchard is still run by the family and has expanded to roughly 500 trees. 

Biscay Orchards is one of the few orchards left in Maine that allows its apples to tree-ripen, has pick-your-own, and still doesn’t pasteurize its cider!

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Bread, apple pies, apple cookies, pastries, sharp Cabot cheese, caramel, fudge, maple syrup, jams and jellies, books, cards, locally crafted items
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, check

4. Brackett’s Orchard – Limington

Address: 224 Sokokis Ave., Limington, ME 04049

Website: www.brackettorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bracketts-Orchards

Brackett Orchards is thought to be the oldest family owned and operated orchard in Maine. The original descendants settled Limington, Maine in 1783, and as soon as the land was cleared, apple trees were planted on a few acres.

Manley Brackett is the eighth generation of Bracketts who still farm the land growing apples and many varieties of pumpkins and squash. On 75 acres of farmland, nine varieties of apples are grown, including the new and great-tasting honeycrisp.

In the Fall, bring the family and pick your own fruit while you experience the tranquility and scenic beauty of their orchard. Pick your own apples starts in early September with hayrides on most weekends.

Pick your own: Apples, blueberries
Available: Apples, pumpkins, squash, cider, potatoes, honey, jams and maple syrup.
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, credit
Extra features: Awesome views, kiddie train ride, Mr. Apple slingshot, a country shop with home & garden products located in an antique one-room schoolhouse

5. Brock Orchards – Lyman

Address: 301 Brock Road, Lyman, ME 04002

Website: www.brockorchards.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brockorchards

From a recent Google review:

“Stopped by this orchard today, and enjoyed a nice walk by the pond. Got some cider donuts and apple cider along with lots of apples. Nice family-run orchard and less crowded than others in the area. Had a great time and would definitely recommend.”

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, cider, donuts, baked goods
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Pond and picnic tables

6. Cayford Orchards – Skowhegan

Address: 99 Hilton Hill Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976

Website: www.cayfordorchards.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cayford-Orchards

Cayford Orchards is a six-generation family farm, raising fresh seasonal fruit in Skowhegan, Maine. The Orchard grows 1,200 trees on 18 acres and 57 different varieties. They specialize in heirloom apples but grow a range of fruit like berries, peaches, and pears just to name a few.

They charge by the bag and not the pound, so you know how much you are getting and the cost upfront. The best deal is a bushel!

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, berries, peaches, pears, plums, pickles, cranberries, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, hard cider
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, Check, EBT, WIC

7. Conant Apple Orchards – Etna

Address: 729 Stage Road, Etna, ME 04434

Facebook: www.facebook.com/conantappleorchards

From a recent Google review:

“Conant Orchards has been my go-to since I was a kid. We used to pick our own apples and always got a candied apple. Now, I pick up apples and the Maine Jams and Jellies hot pepper jelly every year. It’s to die for. Plus they have pickles, pumpkins, and lots of other Maine products. This family-run business has been a part of my life and they and their apples are awesome!”

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pears, plums, squash, pumpkins, potatoes, candy apples, fudge, cheese, pickles, beans, maple syrup
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Wagon rides, wreaths and Christmas trees for sale starting in November

8. Doles Orchard – Limington

Address: 187 Doles Ridge Road, Limington, ME 04049

Website: www.dolesorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dolesorchard

Doles Orchard has been growing healthy food, fruits, and vegetables for over 20 years. The family at Doles produces a large variety of fruits for pick-your-own, from June through November in Southern Maine, 30 minutes west of Portland. Also offering homemade jam and fruit pies.

Pick your own: Apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums
Available: Same fruits ^, pumpkins, squash, jams, cookies, cakes, brownies, seasonal pies
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes – on weekends
Payments accepted: Cash, card
Extra features: Live music on weekends, hayrides, straw maze

9. Five Fields Farm – Bridgton

Address: 720 South Bridgton Road, Bridgton, ME 04009

Website: www.fivefieldsski.com/index.htm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fivefieldsfarmmaine

This family-owned farm features orchards full of Macintosh, Cortland, Paula Red, Macoun, Red & Golden Delicious, Lady and Honeycrisp apple varieties. Offering pick your own and pre-picked packed apples, you apple cravings will be fulfilled starting at the end of summer straight through to the holidays of fall and beyond.

You will also find cider in our cooler, ready-made pies waiting for your oven, pumpkins, squash, and more to bring the tastes, sights, and delights of fall into your home.

Once the snow flies, the orchards offer beautiful cross country skiing and snowshoe trails for day use by all ages and abilities. Over 25K of trails overlook the beautiful Lakes Region of Maine and connect to the neighboring Bald Pate Preserve network, part of Loon Echo Land Trust.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pumpkins, squash, fresh and frozen pies
Cider: Yes
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: The orchard turns into a groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trail in the winter

10. Gile’s Family Farm – Alfred

Address: 139 Waterboro Road, Alfred, ME 04002

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gilesfamilyfarm

From a recent Google review:

“Best apples around. They have other native fruit as well. They make their own apple cider, which is wonderful. It’s also like a mini country store with other jellies and maple syrup and such. The people are super friendly and helpful. We’ve been going there for decades.”

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, peaches, berries, summer vegetables, spices, maple syrup, pies, holiday treats
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, local checks, cards
Extra features: Christmas trees and wreaths available during the holidays, plants and seedlings available during the spring

11. Hansel’s Orchard – North Yarmouth

Address: 44 Sweetser Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097

Website: www.hanselsorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hansels-Orchard

Hansel’s Orchard is a family-run ‘Pick-Your-Own’ orchard that features McIntosh, Cortland, and Macoun apple varieties. In September, the McIntosh apples are ripe for the picking. The Cortland and Macoun apples are ready in late September through October.

When you arrive, you pick your basket size according to your needs. They have plenty of bushel, half-bushel, peck, half-peck, and quarter-peck baskets available.

Later in the season, they have picking poles available to aid you in reaching those desirable apples high in the trees. If you don’t want to pick from the tree, they have freshly picked apples so you can pick from an apple box.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples only
Cider: No
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Unknown

12. Hardy Farms Orchard – Hope

Address: 106 Church Street, Hope, ME 04847

Website: www.hardyfarms.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HardyFarmsOrchard

From a Google review:

“I’ve visited the Hardy Farms Orchards on many separate occasions, and it never disappoints. The Hardy family is friendly and helpful, and there is a wide variety of apples with which to fill your buckets. If you’re looking for an attractive and authentic family farm to bring your family apple picking, I definitely recommend a visit to Hardy Farms Orchards.”

Pick your own: Apples
Available: None
Cider: No
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Unknown

13. Johnston’s Apple Orchard – Ellsworth

Address: 371 Branch Pond Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Johnstons-Apple-Orchard

A recent review from Facebook:

“Nice location, great selection of apple/fruit. Very well organized – and safe during the pandemic. And don’t miss the lake and mountain views!”

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pumpkins, potatoes, cheese
Cider: Yes
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Cash or check (ATM on-site)

14. Kents Hill Orchard – Readfield

Address: 1625 Main Street, Readfield, ME 04355

Website: www.kentshillorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kents-Hill-Orchard

If you are looking for a small, family-run orchard to enjoy, bring your children, grandchildren, friends and family (and even dogs!) to Kents Hill Orchard to walk in the orchard, harvest the apples, enjoy the fall colors, and drink in the spectacular western mountain vistas.

If you’re hungry, try some home-baked goodies Apple Shed Bakery (separately owned and operated). You will make memories that will last long after the last piece of apple pie has been devoured!

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, baked goods, fresh produce, fresh dairy, eggs, homemade entrees and salads, artisan pizza, ice cream, Maine made products, other gifts
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: The Apple Shed Bakery is on-site and offers baked goods, meals-to-go, and other treats

15. Maine-ly Apples – Dixmont

Address: 346 Moosehead Trail, Dixmont, ME 04932

Website: www.mainelyapples.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Mainelyapples

Maine-ly Apples offers pick your own on many varieties as they ripen during the season. Their trees are all semi-dwarf (approximately 10 feet tall) and require no ladders for picking. These size trees make it very convenient for children and families to pick apples easily.

Whether you’ve been going to Maine-ly Apples for years, or this year is your first time, you’re sure to enjoy picking your own at their orchard!

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, honey, squash, pumpkins, maple syrup
Cider: Yes
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: 1-mile long nature trail

16. Morrison Hill Orchard – Farmington

Address: 272 Morrison Hill Road, Farmington, ME 04938

Website: www.morrisonhillorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MorrisonHillAppleOrchard

The 10-acre, 350 tree orchard consists of over 12 apple varieties-part of an 65-acre Western Maine farm with a 150-year history. The majority of produce is sold at the farm where you can pick your own apples and raspberries or choose from what they have already picked and sorted.

Owned and operated by the Simpson family, they have been the proud stewards of this 150-year-old farm for over 30 years. They have over 350 trees of about 12 varieties.

You can also find Ayuh Cidah on-site – they sell hard cider and pizza!

Pick your own: Apples, raspberries, blueberries, pumpkins
Available: Apples, pumpkins, cider
Cider: Yes
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Restaurant Ayuh Cidah sells wood-fried pizza and hard cider on-site

17. North Chester Orchard – Chester

Address: 460 N Chester Road, Chester, ME 04457

Website: www.northchesterorchard.com/home
Facebook: www.facebook.com/North-Chester-Orchard

Recent review on Facebook:

“Awesome experience! The owner couldn’t have been more welcoming and appreciative of our business. My kids loved it. I will definitely be recommending this place to everyone in the area.”

Pick your own: Apples, pumpkins
Available: Apples
Cider: No
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Cash, check

18. North Star Orchards – Madison

Address: 97 Orchard Road, Madison, ME 04950

Website: www.northstarorchards.me/#!/HOME
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorthStarOrchards

North Star Orchards, in Madison, Maine, is a family-run farm located at the foot of the western Maine mountains, overlooking the Kennebec River. The farm, which includes the orchard, cold storage, packing facility, farm store, pick-your-own, gift catalog, cider mill and farm kitchen, is run by two generations of the Dimock family.

They also produce maple syrup, boiled the old-fashioned way over wood in their post and beam sugar shack. Pick-your-own apples or buy them freshly picked, enjoy spectacular views of the western Maine mountains from their picnic area, and ride their wagon on autumn weekends.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, maple syrup, cider, honey, jams, pottery, puzzles
Cider: Yes
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Cash, check, card

19. Orchard Ridge Farm – Gorham

Address: 236 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham, ME 04038

Website: www.orchardridge.farm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OrchardRidgeFarm

From a recent Google review:

“Excellent local farm market. Well stocked with regional goods and fresh made items. Staff very friendly and attentive. A must stop when in the area.”

Pick your own: Apples, blueberries, pears
Available: Produce, meat, dairy, eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, crafts, pizza, other hot food
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Farm animals, large fresh market/cafe on-site featuring a curated selection of fresh food and goods

20. Pietree Orchard – Sweden

Pietree Orchard was established in 2007 when Tabitha and Stephen King purchased the orchard from the McSherry Family. Tabitha and Stephen used to bring their family to pick at McSherry’s, enjoying the apple picking overlooking the beautiful White Mountains.

Keeping Pietree an active orchard is their dream of making it possible for area families to continue making memories on the top of the hill and eating delicious local fruit. 

Address: 803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME 04040

Website: www.pietreeorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PietreeOrchard

Pick your own: Apples, berries, peaches
Available: Apples, pumpkins, squash, fresh produce, wood-fired pizza, baked goods
Cider: Unknown
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown

21. Randall Orchards – Standish

Address: 1 Randall Road, Standish, ME 04084

Website: www.randallorchards.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Randall-Orchards

Randall Orchards offers over 23 varieties of apples as well as peaches and pears available for pick your own. Enjoy an antique John Deere tractor ride on their 60-acre orchard and pond.

They also have a large selection of pumpkins grown on and off of their farm to select from. Don’t forget to get your fresh apple cider and locally produced honey and maple syrup! 

Pick your own: Apples, peaches, pears
Available: Fresh fruit, pumpkins, squash, fresh vegetables, eggs, beans, maple syrup, honey, soap
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, check, card
Extra features: Antique tractor ride, wreaths and Christmas trees available during the holidays

22. Rocky Ridge Orchard – Bowdoin

Address: 38 Rocky Ridge Lane, Bowdoin, ME 04287

Website: www.rockyridgeorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Rocky-Ridge-Orchard

In the midst of quiet hay fields in Bowdoin, Maine – about 6 miles north of Mt. Ararat High School on Route 201–you’ll find Rocky Ridge Orchard and Bakery. They sell homemade pastries and bread, deli sandwiches, Toot’s ice cream as well as Maine-made merchandise.

Sample their fresh apple cider donuts while you look through their antiques and Maine gifts.   Or eat your fresh crabmeat roll out on the patio overlooking the hay fields. Your kids will love to try out the barn swing!

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pumpkins, baked goods, bread, milk, ice cream, honey, maple syrup, pickles, antiques
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Prefers cash

23. Romac Orchards – Acton

Address: 1149 H Road, Acton, ME 04073

Website: www.romacorchards.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pick-Your-Own-at-Romac-Orchards

Romac Orchards is back in operation after 5 years of being closed down after being purchased by 18-year-old Will Cote in 2017.

They provide a fun-filled family apple picking experience with one of the most scenic views in Southern Maine. Its mission is to provide a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere while producing a wide variety of quality apples. 

Pick your own: Apples, peaches
Available: Apples, pumpkins
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, check, card
Extra features: Hayrides, corn maze, disc golf, frequent weekend events

24. Smith’s Red Apple Farm – Acton

Address: 1008 Route 109, Acton, ME 04001

Website: www.smithsredapplefarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SmithsRedAppleFarm

Smith’s Red Apple Farm offers a variety of types of apples both pick your own and already picked and bagged. You will also find homemade apple pie and apple crisp, cider, pumpkins, and crafts.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pumpkins, pies, honey, pickles, jams
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Cash, check (ATM on-site)
Extra features: Wagon rides, crafts

25. Snell Family Farm – Buxton

Address: 1000 River Road, Buxton, ME 04093

Website: www.snellfamilyfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/snellfamilyfarm

Snell Family Farm is a diverse farm in Southern Maine growing plants, vegetables, flowers, fruit, and ornamentals. You can shop at their farm stand in Buxton or at the Portland Farmers’ Market.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, pumpkins, squash, fresh flowers, fall decorations + full farm stand
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Unknown
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Full farm selling seasonal produce year-round, greenhouses selling seedlings, flowers, and other plants

26. Spiller Farm – Wells

Address: 85 Spiller Farm Lane, Wells, ME 04090

Website: www.spillerfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpillerFarm

The Spiller Family has been farming in Wells, ME since 1894. They have 110 acres of U-pick berries, veggies, apples, and pumpkins in season mid-June to mid-October.

Additionally, just a short distance down the street, Spillers’ Farm Store is open year-round. The Farm Store is well known for its meats, sandwiches, and pizza. 

They have picnic tables (spring, summer, and fall) so you could bring a lunch or purchase one at Spillers’ Farm Store. Enjoy their farm critters and open space next to the farm pond.

Pick your own: Apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, beets, peaches, plums, corn, pears, sunflowers
Available: U-pick only – must go to Farm Store down the street to buy other items
Cider: No
Donuts: No
Payments accepted: Cash only

27. Thompson’s Apple Orchard – New Gloucester

Address: 276 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260

Website: www.maineappleorchard.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Thompsons-Orchard

Thompson’s Orchards is a family-owned and operated Orchard and Bakery in New Gloucester, ME, that has been in operation since 1906.

They have a variety of desserts made at their bakery, from pastries, donuts, pies, and delicious apple cider and so much more. Their beautiful gazebo is used for weddings, music events, family reunions and many more special events.

Pick your own: Apples
Available: Apples, baked goods, honey, jams, maple syrup, crafts, gifts
Cider: Yes
Donuts: Yes
Payments accepted: Unknown
Extra features: Frequent music events, hayrides, full bakery and country store, trees and wreaths during Christmas time