It’s fall, y’all! And what better way to officially welcome the new season than with a trip to a photogenic orchard for some apple-picking fun? Whether you’re looking to create some unforgettable memories, snap a few fall-friendly pics or just grab some fresh produce for an autumn bake, Wisconsin has plenty of apple-picking hotspots all across the state that will ensure fall fun galore. These are a few of the best.
Ecker’s Apple Farm
Wisconsin has no shortage of staple destinations that are beloved by locals and tourists alike—though Ecker’s Apple Farm is arguably one of the state’s most iconic. The family-owned and -operated farm has been a centerpiece of Wisconsin’s thriving autumnal scene since 1945. For more information, visit www.eckersapplefarm.com.
Apple Holler Family Farm
No need to worry about clearing your fall schedule to make time for any Wisconsin apple-picking excursions this season—the Apple Holler Family Farm is open year-round with plenty of fruitful activities to enjoy in any season (though it’s especially beautiful come autumn). For more information, visit www.appleholler.com.
Barthel Fruit Farm
Every kind of delicious and fresh apple that you could imagine is available, home-grown, and best of all, ready to be picked and enjoyed on your own terms at Barthel Fruit Farm—a Mequon-based hotspot that’s hailed for some of the best doughnut delicacies in the county. For more information, visit www.barthelfruitfarm.com.
The Elegant Farmer
Wisconsin-based bakers are likely all too familiar with The Elegant Farmer—a farm, kitchen, bakery, market and deli that serves up some of the most decadent and freshly baked creations in the entire county. Best of all, the destination even hosts an autumn harvest where visitors can enjoy fresh fruit pickings of their own. For more information, visit www.elegantfarmer.com.
Hailed as being one of the premier fall destinations in Wisconsin, Ferguson’s Orchards is a family-farmed apple orchard that grows just about every kind of apple you could imagine—all while also playing host to visitors as a pumpkin patch and home to seasonal adventures galore. For more information, visit www.fergusonsorchard.com.