Fall is a favourite time of year to explore Nova Scotia’s natural surroundings with your family. It’s a season of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and of course, amazing apple picking. With so many outstanding orchards in Nova Scotia, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than by indulging in a freshly picked apple. Here are five places to pick a perfect apple this autumn – all within a 1-hour drive from Halifax.
10009 Hwy #1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia 60 mins drive from Downtown Halifax While you may visit Noggins Corner Farm Market for the apples, you’ll stay for the corn maze, wagon rides, duck races, and barnyard play area. With all this and more, it’s not hard to see why Noggins is a local family favourite!
2. Boates Farm
432 Bligh Road, Woodville, Kings County 90 mins drive from Downtown Halifax Pick from a selection of 100% organic apples and pears from Boates Farm! Another reason why you should visit? FRESH CIDER! Need we say more? Boates' 2019 Season Dates: Open Labour Day until the weekend before Halloween, seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm
4499 Hwy 14, Windsor, Nova Scotia 50 mins drive from Downtown Halifax One thing is for sure, you definitely won’t leave Daniels U-Pick hungry! In addition to an assortment of apples, the farm offers a taste of local plums, pears, jams/jellies, honey and cider. Sounds pretty delicious to us!
110 Starr’s Point Loop, Port Williams, Nova Scotia 70 mins drive from Downtown Halifax Willowbank U-Pick Farm is a working farm owned by the Johnson family. During the fall, they open to the public and it is well worth the trip! Not only can you cross apple picking off your fall bucket list, but you can take in the farm’s petting zoo and corn maze!
2717 Highway 221, RR#3, Aylesford, Nova Scotia 90 mins drive from Downtown Halifax Picking your apples directly from the tree is way more fun than picking them off the shelf of a grocery store, especially at Dempsey Corner Orchards! Plus, if you are looking for variety, you've come to the right place - they have 57 varieties of apples to try!