It’s Apple-Picking Time: Chester County Sites Seed the List of Best-of Locations

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apple picker at Highland Orchard
Image via Highland Orchards.

If apple picking is on your fall bucket list, there are several places nearby that offer a perfect setting. Bailey King harvested the best-of list for Philadelphia magazine.

Two local orchards have found their place on the list of nine best locations for apple picking in the Philadelphia region.

Highland Orchards in West Chester offers apple picking until the end of October, Tuesday through Sunday. On weekdays, you can drive yourself to a picking spot. On weekends, when traffic is heavier, shuttle rides take pickers to the fruit-laden branches. The orchard has 18 apple varieties to pick.

There are also special activities available on the weekends, along with online orders for curbside pickup. Reservations are required.

Apples are ripe for the picking at Weaver’s Orchard in Morgantown, Mondays to Saturdays until early November. The orchard offers close to 30 different apple varieties, along with different picking options throughout the year.

Entry is free during weekdays and costs $2 for those 13 and older on Saturdays. Online orders are also available.

Read more about the best orchards for apple picking in Philadelphia magazine.

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