It’s that time of year again!
The weather begins to change and the leaves turn a different shade—well, sort of. Here in L.A., it mostly means apples are ripe and ready for harvesting! This means weekends are all about apple picking, guzzling cider and consuming the sweet fruit in every conceivable form. Now that fall has officially arrived, it’s also the perfect opportunity to take in some of the prettiest fall sceneries. We’ve found the best places for apple picking around LA. where you can also grab some warm apple cider and donuts starting this October. Head to one of these gorgeous orchards for a fun day of fruit picking!
The Willowbrook Apple Farm invites you to come and press some fresh apple cider and take in a caramel apple to celebrate the fall! The farm is open for U-pick apple picking and u-press apple cider every weekend beginning October 3rd. Reservations can be made online the Tuesday before you visit.
Where: 12099 S. Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen, CA 92399
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This weekend the Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard is having a farm tour and apple fair. There will be plenty of activities available such as apple picking, cider pressing and sampling. During the tour, you will have the chance to do candle dipping, as well as tomahawks and archery.
Where: 12131 S. Oak Glen Rd, in Oak Glen, CA. 92399
Hours: Friday & Saturday, 10a.m.-4p.m.
Join the fun at Snow-Line Orchard Farms, offering all of your favorite fall goodies such as mini cider donuts, apple cider slushies, and apple pies, making this a true fall experience you won’t want to miss out on. Bring out the whole family to enjoy the picnic grounds, surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, historic buildings, and colorful foliage.
Where: 39400 Oak Glen Rd.
Hours: Open daily, 9a.m.-5p.m.
4.) Los Rios Rancho
Los Rios Rancho invites you to come out on the weekends and take a wagon ride through their apple orchards and take a peek at their barnyard animals in the petting zoo. Feel free to pick your own apples and press your own cider. While enjoying over 200 acres of farmland, making this an entertaining fall experience for everyone.
Where: 39611 Oak Glen Road,
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 9a.m.-6p.m.
5.) Riley’s Farm
Proud to have one of the largest orchards in the Glen area, they have over 30 assorted apple varieties. Specializing in “heirloom,” apples that are rich in taste and flavor. Most Saturdays, Riley Farms, offers an “Adventures in the Old World,” tour which allows guests to participate in tomahawks and archery accompanied by a historian.
Where: 12261 S. Oak Glen Road
This picturesque farm has been lovingly run by the farming couple Dennis and Sharon Riley for three decades now. But it’s not to be confused with Riley’s Farm. There are tons of fun activities including U-Pick and cider-making workshops. You can also pick up pumpkins, corns, chopped wood and tall straw hats while you’re here.
Where: 12201 S. Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Hours: Saturday 11 am -4 pm, Sunday 10 am -4 pm, (weekdays are open for exclusive sessions only)
This quaint little corner of the countryside is the quintessential farm life experience. Fall here is a magical trip to simpler times, where you can enjoy axe-throwing, chug apple cider, stuff your face with spiced donuts and browse a variety of jams, honey and other natural products. There are plenty of apple varieties to pick, including some that you can only find in this region. Of course, you can sample apples in every conceivable form like apple butter and apple salsa.
Where:38561 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, California 92399
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm