The Perfect Fall Apple Orchard Day Trip

It was the perfect Fall weekend here in Eastern Ontario. The weather was incredibly warm, the leaves were stunningly beautiful, and it was just one of those weekends you didn’t want to end. Today was the same so my Mom and I extended the weekend and took a little trip to the Mountain Orchard to do some apple picking.

beautiful fall leaves in rural Ontario
Mountain orchards sign

This was my first trip to this orchard but apple orchards have always been a favourite Fall essential for me. No matter where I have lived, I always try and make time to go apple picking. There is something quintessential fall-ish about hanging out amongst the apple trees enjoying a gorgeous Fall day.

Mountain Orchard was beautiful. It is in a rural area with lots of gorgeous trees around so you not only get to pick apples but you also get to enjoy the scenery.

beautiful fall tree at the apple orchard
apple trees and beautiful fall leaves

The trees were abundantly loaded with apples in a number of varieties. Each variety looking and tasting a little different from the others.

Honeycrisp apple sign
apple tree full of apples
apples on an apple tree
apple on the tree

The orchard also features a large, corn path that is a joy to walk through. They normally have a corn maze but due to covid this year it was transformed into a path that was just as fun.

corn stalks with fall trees

The unofficial highlight of the trip though, and not to be missed, were the hot apple cider donuts! Oh were they yummy!

fresh donuts with cinnamon sugar
cinnamon sugar donuts and fresh picked apples

If you live in an area where there are orchards, add one to your to-do list this year or next. You will not regret getting out into nature, picking apples, and enjoying any other Fall treats they may have. A day at the orchard is not to be missed!

fresh picked apples and donuts

If you love apples as much as I do, here are a couple of DIY apple projects you can make this week and still add to your Fall decor…

From Thrifted Cutting Board to Cute Fall Apple Sign

How to Make a Vintage-Inspired Border with a Doily

Happy Fall!

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  1. The photos are awesome! MacLaren Orchards announced they have their Macs ready to go so my hubby is anxious for a road trip there. I want to wait until the end of the week….maybe the rain & clouds will have moved on by then.

    1. Thanks so much Beverly! My mom and I were all set to go to MacLaren’s (with a stop in Packenham!) like you suggested and then I realized they weren’t open on Mondays so we made a last-minute switch. I am still hoping to get there though!

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