As the memes circulating on Facebook have said: fall is NOT canceled! But there are definitely COVID restrictions in place at your favorite fall destinations. Here are local farms offering pick-your-own apples this season… and what you should know before you go.

Be sure to follow COVID guidelines, wear masks when you arrive, and adhere to the farm’s mask policy. Some farms require masks at all times and others require them in some outdoor areas and when social distancing isn’t possible. 

Where to Go Apple Picking With Kids Near Baltimore

Weber’s PeachBerry Farm

11409 Harford Road, Glen Arm
410-665-0154 | Website

Did you know your favorite destination for apple cider donuts in Parkville (Weber’s Cider Mill Farm) also has a pick-your-own farm in Glen Arm? While the PeachBerry Farm doesn’t have regular hours, they do make announcements on Facebook and on the Weber’s Cider Mill Farm website about upcoming pick-your-own sessions. Families MUST schedule their Pick-Your-Own session by purchasing the number of apples they wish to pick in advance. (The number of people allowed on the farm is limited to the amount of fruit purchased. For each 1/2 peck of apples or bunch of flowers, up to two people can come onto the farm; for each peck, up to four people can come on the farm; and for each 1/2 bushel, six people can come on the farm.) READ MORE

Baugher’s Orchard

1015 Baugher Road, Westminster
(410) 857-0111 | Website

Baugher’s Orchard is offering pick-your-apples from 9 AM – 4 PM on weekends. Located three miles west of Westminster, Baugher’s is a fall haven for kids. In addition to PYO apples, families can take a $3 scenic wagon ride, check out the petting zoo, and pick up their favorite fall treats at the farm’s market stand. Planning to go apple picking? Pre-priced bags are purchased before going to the orchard. Be sure to call their hotline before venturing to the farm for the most up-to-date information: (410) 857-0111.  READ MORE

Shaw Orchards

5594 Norrisville Rd, White Hall
(410) 692-2429 | Website

Shaw Orchards definitely take their apples seriously — they’ve been growing apples on their land for over 100 years! The orchard offers pick-your-own apples on Saturdays each week from September through about the end of October, as supply lasts. Check the orchard’s RipeLine News (on their website) to see what varieties are ready for picking. READ MORE

Millburn Orchards

1495 Appleton Road, Elkton
(410) 398-1349 | Website

U-Pick Apples at Millburn Orchard is open from 9 AM – 5 PM every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday! Reservations are REQUIRED for everyone in your group over the age of 3. Online Registration is $2 per person ages 3+ (registration fee is discounted 15% if you register on a Friday in September!).  You will choose and pay for your picking container after check in on the day of your arrival. Picking adventures begin with a wagon ride! READ MORE

Larriland Farms

2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine
410-442-2605 | Website

Larriland Farms is open Tuesday-Sunday for pick-your-own adventures! Be sure to check the website to see what’s available for picking. Like other farms, Larriland is selling pick-your-own apples by the size of containers and not by the pound this year. Call 410-442-2605 for the most up-to-date picking information before you go! You can leave your own containers home; families are required to use containers provided by the farm. READ MORE