4 Great Orchards for Apple Picking in Virginia

Fall is right around the corner here in the Shenandoah Valley, and with the crisp autumn colors coming it’s the perfect time to enjoy the scenery. One of the best ways to do that is to go apple picking in Virginia! It’s the perfect activity whether you’re looking for a romantic fall outing or a family vacation activity. Here in Harrisonburg, the festive fall activity is just a short drive away. Here are four great orchards where you should go apple picking in Virginia.

There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy the Shenandoah Valley. Apple picking in Virginia is just one of them! With so much history and natural beauty here, you’ll want to download our free Vacation Guide to make sure you know the best things to do here before you visit. Here at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, we want you to have the very best vacation. So, you can trust our recommendations!

4 Orchards to Stop By While Apple Picking in Virginia

Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail

Charlottesville,, VA 22902


At Carter Mountain Orchard, you can come during the picking season for apples, but also strawberries in the spring, peaches, veggies, and flowers in the summer, and pumpkins in the fall. They also offer pre-picked fruit like cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, and gourds.

Showalter’s Orchard & Greenhouse

17768 Honeyville Rd

Timberville, VA 22853


In business since 1965, Showalter’s Orchard & Greenhouse offers apple picking from early August through October. Even if you can’t make it during that time, there’s still plenty to do on the farm like explore the grounds, pack a picnic, visit the cidery, and shop the fruit stand.

Henley’s Orchard

2192 Holly Hill Farm

Crozet, VA 22932


Come out and visit Henley’s Orchard for peaches and apples in Crozet! This family-run orchard will make you feel right at home and offers their fruit in their farmstand. Or, come out for their annual October festival, HenleyFest! There’ll be hay rides, cider making, live music, food trucks, apple cider donuts, baked goods, and, of course, apple picking!

Paugh’s Orchard

5591 Senedo Rd

Quicksburg, VA 22847

(540 740-8028

A small, family-owned orchard, Paugh’s Orchard offers a variety of fruits and vegetable in-season. Their specialty is apples, but also grow peaches, berries, squash, sweet corn, cucumbers, cherries, and also have eggs, jams, pies, and baked goods.

Plan a Fall Getaway and Go Apple Picking in Virginia

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Shenandoah Valley! You’ll love the gorgeous autumn colors and crisp, cool air. And, picking apples is fun, too! So, why not plan a visit to Harrisonburg this fall? It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and fun! And, at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, you’ll find that our rooms and cottages are the perfect place for a fall getaway. Browse our availability and see for yourself how great a stay with us can be. Then, contact us today to book your fall getaway!