There is nothing quite like biting into a crisp apple or hand-making a pie with the delicious fruits you picked yourself. While Door County is known for its succulent cherries, many visitors are surprised to learn that there are also many apple orchards in the area. This fall season, take advantage of the apple picking opportunities at our favorite Door County apple orchards! It’s the perfect romantic activity to add to your itinerary.
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2 of the Top Door County Apple Orchards for Apple Picking
1. Lautenbach’s Orchard Country
Since 1995, the Lautenbach family has provided quality fruit products for the Door County community. Starting September 22nd, you’ll be able to explore their vast apple orchards for a Door County fruit picking experience you won’t soon forget. Bags are provided for picking a wide variety of apples including Macintosh, Honeycrisp, Cortland, and Jonagold. After spending a lovely fall day in the orchards, stop into the old barn shop for specialty foods, wines, and gifts made right in Door County.
2. Choice Orchards
With 200 acres of beautiful orchards, Choice Orchards is one of Door County’s prime producers for cherries and apples. In fact, in the early 1900’s, these exact orchards were a part of the largest cherry producer in the world!
During the fall season, many families have made a tradition out of visiting the orchard for fabulous apple picking. Apple season starts in mid-September and ends in October, so don’t miss your chance to choose your own delicious fruit right from the tree. The orchard also has a wonderful market filled to the brim with homemade ciders, jams, and caramel apples!
More Door County Apple Orchards Not to Be Missed
If you’d rather enjoy pre-picked Door County apples, you’re in luck! There are several markets throughout the peninsula that grow, pick, and sell their own apples. Here are just a few of our personal favorites!
Wood Orchard Market
Wood Orchard Market in Egg Harbor, WI has been family-owned and operated since 1955. What makes this market so unique is that a majority of the products and items they sell are their own. From freshly picked fruit to bakery items, you’ll find it all! Plus, Wood Orchard is the official grower of the SweetTango apple, a brand new fruit from the University of Minnesota’s apple breeding program. It’s uniquely sweet and tart taste has become a favorite of apple lovers in Door County, and we’re sure you’ll love it too!
Seaquist Orchards is home to approximately 1,000 acres of fruit orchards, including over 50 acres of Door County apple orchards. Over 30 varieties of apples are expertly grown, picked, sold, and pressed into cider right on-site. If you’re looking for some of the region’s best apple butter, ciders, donuts, or jellies, you’ll hardly do better than Seaquist Orchards. They are also well-known for their pumpkin butter, which is the perfect pairing with their apple products.
Plan the Ultimate Fall Getaway to Door County With The Ashbrooke
There is no better place to be than Door County during the fall season. We invite you to discover the stunning autumn foliage, crisp weather, and surplus of activities during your stay at The Ashbrooke. Our adults-only hotel in the heart of Door County is ideal for couples seeking a peaceful escape. Our highly-appointed guest rooms and suites are paired with luxury amenities for the utmost comfort during your stay. You will also be spoiled with high-quality guest services and convenience to all of our your favorite Door County attractions.
Ready for the getaway of a lifetime? Book your favorite room with us today! We can’t wait to welcome you this fall.