Is there anything that says fall more than pumpkin and apple picking? For kids picking apples at an orchard can become a fun tradition or just a special day out. It's also a great way to get kids eating apples as a healthy snack. They'll enjoy the fact that they gathered and worked for their crispy, delicious, and fresh snack.
Orchards where you can pick your own apples tend to get crowded on the weekends so this is a great middle-of-the-week activitiy for stay-at-home moms and their kids. (Just make sure you call first, as some orchards only have weekend hours). Here are apple picking orchards to check out in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Armacost Farms Orchard: 1692 Gorsuch Mill Road, Upperco, MD 21155 (410) 239-8644
Greenwood Farm: 11224 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057 (410) 592-6095
Moores Orchard: 5228 East Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD 21128 (410) 256-5982
Shaw Orchards: 5594 Norrisville Rd, White Hall, MD 21161 (410) 692-2429
Weber's Cider Mill Farm: 2526 Proctor Lane, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 668-4488
If you know of another great place to pick apples in Baltimore, please post the name and location in the comment section below.