The arrival of fall is not merely marked by the changing of the leaves from green to bright orange, but also by the opening of apple orchards and pumpkin patches all across the country. Pilgrimages to pick-your-own pumpkin patches are just one archetype of autumn in America, along with sipping mulled wine, repurposing plucked apples into pie, and getting lost in corn mazes. 

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So as the temperature starts to drop, why not prepare to head to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard yourself? But instead of rifling through the undoubtedly large number in your state—and even county—all you need to do is take a look at this list of the best pumpkin patches and apple picking destinations in the country, according to Yelp. All of the orchards and patches listed are open for the 2020 season, but keep in mind that many of these destinations have new requirements for guests in the COVID era, including wearing face masks and following social distancing procedures. Before arriving, all patrons should check the guidelines and rules for each apple orchard and pumpkin patch.

With that understanding in tow, check out the top 50 apple picking destinations and the best pumpkin patch in every state, which is guaranteed to make this fall excursion a breeze. Per the Yelp methodology, the company identified apple and pumpkin picking destinations across the company, then ranked the spots based on both volume and review ratings. Arriving home with your cornucopia of sweet apples and pumpkins, head straight to our recipe for five-ingredient apple dumplings and an easy pumpkin snacking cake.

Top 50 Apple Picking Destinations, According to Yelp

Apple Annie’s Orchard, Wilcox, AZ
Willowbrook Apple Farm, Oak Glen, CA
Gizdich Ranch, Watsonville, CA
Ya Ya Farm and Orchard, Longmont, CO
Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Market, Middlefield, CT
Bishop’s Orchards , Guilford, CT
Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge. GA
BJ Reece Orchards, Ellijay, GA
Eckert’s Belleville Farm, Belleville, IL
Edwards Apple Orchard, Poplar Grove, IL
Honey Hill Orchard, Waterman, IL
County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN
Anderson Orchard, Mooresville, IN
Cider Hill Family Orchard, Kansas City, KS
Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury, MA
Tougas Family Farm, Northborough , MA
Homestead Farm, Poolesville, MD
Larriland Farm, Woodbine, MD
Wallingford’s Fruit House, Auburn, ME
Rocky Ridge Orchard, Bowdoin, ME
Erwin Orchards, South Lyon, MI
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, Armada, MI
Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard, Jordan, MN
Alldredge Orchards, Platte City, MO
Stepp Orchard Pick Your Own, Hendersonville, NC
Justus Orchard, Hendersonville, NC
Applecrest Farm Orchards, Hampton Falls, NH
Mack’s Apples, Londonderry, NH
Riamede Farm, Chester, NJ
Battleview Orchards, Freehold, NJ
Gilcrease Orchard, Las Vegas, NV
Ochs Orchard, Warwick, NY
Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard, Mattituck, NY
A & M Farm Orchard, Midland, OH
CherryHawk Farms, Marysville, OH
Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Parkdale, OR
Douglas Farm on Sauvie Island, Portland, OR
Solebury Orchards, New Hope, PA
Triple B Farms, Monongahela, PA
Jaswell’s Farm, Smithfield, RI
Rocky Brook Orchard, Middletown, RI
Windy Hill Orchard, York, SC
Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville, VA
Marker Miller Orchards Winchester, Winchester, VA
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market, Williston, VT
Shelburne Orchards, Shelburne, VT
BelleWood Acres, Lynden, WA
Gordon Skagit Farms, Mount Vernon, WA
The Elegant Farmer, Mukwonago, WI
Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, Fish Creek, WI

Best Pumpkin Patch in Every State, According to Yelp

Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak, Butte, Alaska
Griffin Farms, West Blocton, Alabama
Farmland Adventures, Springdale, Arkansas
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival, Marana, Arizona
Venegas Family Farms, Ontario, California
Rock Creek Farm, Broomfield, Colorado
Plasko’s Farm, Trumbull, Connecticut
Parsons Farm Produce, Dagsboro, Delaware
The Little Farm, Miami, Florida
Randy’s Pumpkin Patch, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Waimanalo Country Farms, Waimanalo, Hawaii
Geisler Farms, Bondurant, Iowa
Jordan’s Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Tree Lot, Meridian, Idaho
Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, Waukegan, Illinois
Tuttle Orchards, Greenfield, Indiana
Powell Pumpkin Patch, Louisburg, Kansas
Mulberry Orchard, Shelbyville, Kentucky
Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Patch, Albany, Louisiana
Berlin Orchards, Berlin, Massachusetts
Summers Farm, Frederick, Maryland
Wallingford’s Fruit House, Auburn, Maine
Three Cedars Farm, Northville, Michigan
Waldoch Farm & Garden Center, Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Weston Red Barn Farm, Weston, Missouri
Lazy Acres, Chunky, Mississippi
Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell, Montana
Spring Haven Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck, North Dakota
Wenninghoff’s, Omaha, Nebraska
Coppal House Farm, Lee, New Hampshire
Battleview Orchards, New Jersey, Freehold
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Andelin Family Farm, Sparks, Nevada
Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm, Riverhead, New York
Berry’s Blooms, Medina, Ohio
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch, Arcadia, Oklahoma
Growers Outlet, Portland, Oregon
Milky Way Farm, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Barden Orchards, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Lever Farms, Pomaria, South Carolina
Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch, Nashville, Tennessee
Anderson Mill Pumpkin Patch at Anderson Terrace, Austin, Texas
Garden Stop, Taylorsville, Utah
The Corn Maze in the Plains, The Plains, Virginia
Douglas Orchard & Cider Mill, Shoreham, Vermont
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch, Kent, Washington
Pearce’s Farm Stand, Walworth, Wisconsin
Orrs Farm Market, Martinsburg, West Virginia
Green Acres Corn Maze, Casper, Wyoming

Header image courtesy of Yelp.

Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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