11 Spots for Apple Picking in Greater Cleveland
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Grobe's doesn't have a pick-your-own option, but it sells 20 varieties of apples, presses its own cider and offers potatoes, corn and other vegetables grown on the farm at its fruit stand. They are located at 43875 Telegraph Rd, Elyria, 440.322.8312.
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This fourth-generation apple farm has an activity barn with a crate maze, animals and pick-your-own pumpkins and apples. Among the 19 varieties of apples you'll find are McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Empire, Golden Delicious, Melrose, Mutsu, Winesap and Granny Smith. Stop in at 50336 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, 440.965.8884.
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A family-run farm market offering fresh produce including apples, peaches and pears grown on the family's farm, plus fresh cider. Head over to 6161 Middle Ridge Road, Lorain, 440.233.6083.
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Stroll the orchards and check out 25 varieties of apples, including favorites like Honey Crisp, Melrose, Jonagold, McIntosh, Cortland, and more. See for yourself at 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd., Kent, 330.673.6433.
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Family owned since the mid-1800s, Miller Orchards offers 15 varieties of pick-your-own apples as they ripen, plus dozens of others. You'll find them at 8690 Vermilion Road, Amherst, 440.988.8405.
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Family-owned and -operated since the early 1800s (now with seventh-generation kids starting to work on the farm), Patterson offers more than 20 varieties of apples with pick-your-own option when varieties are ripe. On the weekends, they'll even give you a ride on a wagon. See for yourself at 11414 Caves Rd., Chesterland, 440.729.9809.
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As far as the owners can tell, Blue Jay Orchard is the longest-running pick-your own orchard in Ohio, having allowed folks to pluck apples from their trees since 1948. They have both new and classic varieties, including Mollies Delicious, Cortland, McIntosh, Ozark Gold, Gala, Macoun, Empire and Winesap. They also offer cider. You can find them at 17909 Rapids Rd, Hiram, 440.834.4318.
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The former Pioneer Trail Orchard changed its name a few years back but continues to offer 23 varieties of apples (you can pick them yourself on weekends through October), plus Bartlett pears, red raspberries and cider pressed on site. Stop in at 6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, 330.569.7464.
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Hillside has 19 varieties of apples, and you can pick your own (depending on what's ripe). You can also pick your own pumpkins. Head over to 2397 Center Road, Hinckley, 330.225.4748.
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Great views from the hilly terrain south of Medina mark this orchard and shop, which offers 20 varieties of apples, cider pressed on site, pumpkins, canned goods processed on site, local honey and — when the season is right — maple syrup. On October weekends you can pick your own apples or take a hayride through the orchard. Stop in at 8468 Wooster Pike Rd., Seville, 330.769.3276.