U-Pick Orchard Apples and Pumpkins
Cider Hill Family Orchard is 38 acres covered with 1500 apple trees. There are 18 different kinds of apples that are grown in the Orchard. Apple season at Cider Hill begins in late July, with our first early apple called the Pristine Apple and ends during early November with our Golden Delicious Apple.
As a U-Pick Orchard, our guests can choose either to pick their own or have us pick them. Our Apple Wagon will be available to take guest into the Orchard, which is a really special treat for our younger visitors. You are welcome to spend as much time as you would like exploring among the apple trees.
Once you are finished picking apples, you are welcome to pick out your favorite pumpkin or see who can pull the biggest fish from one of our five ponds. The Orchard grounds are beautiful and vast. Please plan on packing a picnic lunch and relax under one of the big trees in the front or back yard. Don’t forget your camera! There are lots of photo opportunities at Cider Hill Family Orchard. A second Apple Wagon was added in 2014 to accommodate additional guests.
When you arrive to pick your own apples you will decide on what size bag of apples you would like to take home. Apples are sold by the bag not by weight so fill your bag to the top.
2015 Apple Prices
Peck Bag (About 10 lbs of apples) – $9.00
1/2 Bushel Bag (about 20 lbs of apples) – $17.00
Bushel (about 40 lbs of apples) – $33.00
Cider Hill Offerings
Apple Cider, Frozen Dutch Apple Pies, Apple Butter, Blackberry and Peach Jam, Red Raspberry sauce, handmade caramels, Specialty Fudge, Smoked Cheeses, Caramel Apples, Apple Cider Slushes, Local Honey, Kettle Corn, Apple Cider Doughnuts, Apple Crisp and a BBQ lunch will be available on weekends.
For all those Apple Cider Donut lovers, you can now purchase everything you need to make the fabulous donuts at home.
This year we are introducing a Signature Apple Cider Ice Cream Sunday with an Apple Cider Doughnut on the bottom, Ice Cream and caramel sauce. Sure to be a hit.
Orchard and Apple Store Hours:
August: Friday and Saturday from 9:00-5:00
September: Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00-5:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:00 Full U-Pick Available
October: Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00-5:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:00 Full U-Pick Available for as long as there are apples to pick.
Fall School Tours Begin on August 1st
Cider Hill U-Pick Pumpkins opens October 1st
Follow the Orchard on Facebook to see what apple variety we will pick each weekend.