Libby & Son U-Picks orchard in Limerick is not open yet for picking apples, but has blueberries, raspberries and peaches. Michele McDonald/Portland Press Herald

Apple Acres Farm
363 Durgintown Road, Hiram – (207) 625-4777 | Website
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Known for its apple cider doughnuts, this Hiram orchard is well worth the trip. In addition to apple picking, there are 20 different fudge flavors, homemade pies and mulled cider.

Boothby’s Orchard
366 Boothby Road, Livermore – (207) 754-3500 | Website
Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
An apple orchard and vineyard all wrapped into one. Pick apples and enjoy a tasting of Boothby’s wine (made on site) afterward.

Brackett’s Orchard
Staples Road, Limington – (207) 730-9169 | Website
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
On the way to Brackett’s, you’ll pass its other farm with pick-your-own blueberries. A little farther down the road is the apple orchard, where kids can take a tractor or train ride, and you can look at the goats and enjoy a picnic with a mountain view.

Doles Orchard
187 Doles Ridge Road, Limington – (207) 793-4409 | Website
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Offering food trucks through the fall season, while the owners focus on the sweet treats. Blueberry and raspberry picking will be available in the early fall still, with apple picking to follow shortly after.

Five Fields Farm
720 South Bridgton Road, South Bridgton – (207) 647-2425 | Website
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
When it’s not the winter season, Five Field Farms puts the snowshoes and skis away and opens their apple orchard.

Gile’s Family Farm
139 Waterboro Road, Alfred – (207) 324-2944 | Facebook page
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Pick your own apples in addition to a large food stand.

Hansel’s Orchard
44 Sweetser Road, North Yarmouth – (207) 829-6136 | Website
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Wednesday
A beautiful orchard with rows of bloomed trees along your path to picking apples.

Kelly Orchards
82 Sanborn Road, Acton – (207) 636-1601 | Facebook page
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday
In addition to offering apple picking, Kelly Orchards supplied their peaches this past year to local breweries Lone Pine and Allagash for some of their special edition beers.

Kents Hill Orchard
1625 Main Street, Kents Hill (207) 685-3522 | Facebook page
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Best apples and scenic mountain views in Kennebec County! Picnics encouraged, dog friendly.
Pick Your Own Apples, McIntosh, Cortland, PaulaRed, and MaCoun.

Lakeside Orchards
318 Readfield Road, Manchester – (207) 622-2479 | Website
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Apple picking and apple doughnuts! Lakeside occasionally offers gluten-free pastry options and outsources organic fruit to buy such as pineapples and bananas.

Libby & Son U-Picks
86 Sawyer Mountain Road, Limerick – (207) 793-4749 | Website
Libby’s knows how to do fun – there is occasionally live music to enjoy while picking apples or blueberries. As for food, warm strawberry and blueberry doughnuts are perfect treat after a long day of picking.

McDougal Orchards
201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale – (207) 324-5054 | Website
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
On weekends, take a tractor ride out to the apple trees and pumpkin patches. Afterward, enjoy an apple cider doughnut, build a fairy house, or get lost in the corn maze.

Meadow Brook Farm
727 Webb Mills Road, Raymond – (207) 627-7009 | Facebook page
Hours vary, check Facebook.
Stop by Meadow Brook Farm on your way back from the lakes to pick some fresh apples.

Orchard Ridge Farm
236 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham – (207) 239-0442 | Website
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy homemade pizza and food fresh off the grill at this orchard where visitors can pick apples, blueberries and pears.

Pietree Orchard
803 Waterford Road, Sweden – (207) 647-9419 | Website
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
With 48 different types of apples, you’ll be picking all day!

Randall Orchard
1 Randall Road, Standish – (207) 642-3500 | Website
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Randall Orchard sits on 60 acres of farm land and has a tractor to bring you to pick their 23 different types of apples. The farm stand is open daily with a variety of products, including apple cider.

Ricker Hill Orchard
296 Buckfield Road, Turner – (207) 225-5552 | Website
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Fun for the whole family, even the adults: Ricker Hill makes its own hard cider and has a cider bar for parents to retreat to while kids are lost in the corn maze.

Rocky Ridge Orchard & Bakery
38 Rocky Ridge Lane, Bowdoin – (207) 666-5786 | Website
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Homemade pastries, Maine-made ice cream and pick your own apples.

Snell Family Farm
1000 River Road, Buxton – (207) 929-6166 | Website
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Snell’s family farm has apples to pick, along with muffins, cookies, tarts, hand pies and more; it would be hard to go home empty-handed.

Spiller Farm
85 Spiller Farm Lane, Wells – (207) 985-2575 | Website
7 a.m. daily; closing times vary, check website.
While picking apples, you can also pick pumpkins, tomatoes, and blueberries.

Sweetser’s Apple Barrel and Orchard
19 Blanchard Road, Cumberland – (207) 829-6599 | Website
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Apple cider, apple butter and 50 different types of apples from trees that date back to 1840.

Terison Apple Orchard
8 Whitney Road, Cumberland – (207) 829-3965 | Facebook page
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
The low-spray farm claims it was the first in the state to offer pick-your-own apples.

Thompson’s Orchard
276 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester – (207) 926-4738 | Facebook page
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
In season, people line up for the apple doughnuts. There’s also blueberry picking.

Wallingford’s Orchard
1240 Perkins Ridge, Auburn – (207) 784-7958 | Website 
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
The backyard at Wallingford’s Orchard is the newest addition. Kids can go through the corn maze, pet animals, ride the tractor, and of course, pick apples.


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