Southcentral Pennsylvania is home to a bustling agricultural industry, with farms and orchards spread across York County. Take a look at some of the area’s top orchards as you plan your family’s next summer or fall outing:
1. Paulus Orchards — Market/Pick-Your-Own Orchard
Address: 522 E. Mount Airy Road, Dillsburg
Pick-your-own hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
From summer strawberries and blueberries to fall apples and pumpkins, Paulus Orchards has it all. Children will love the orchard’s PlayLand, while children and adults alike can spend the day at the pick-your-own patches. Prices and an extensive list of special events, such as blueberry and peach festivals, can be found on its site.
2. Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market — Market/Pick-Your-Own Orchard
Farm market address: 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville
Pick-your-own farm address: 8773 Yellow Church Road, Seven Valleys
Pick-your-own hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as homemade baked goods, at Brown’s Farm Market, then relax at the adjoining cafe and coffee bar. Afterward, head over to Brown’s Seven Valleys location just three minutes away to pick your own berries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins and more. Don’t forget to save the date for its list of special events, available to view on its site.
3. Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market — Market/Pick-Your-Own Orchard
Address: 110 Ducktown Road, York
Pick-your-own hours: Variable
Located in eastern York’s Hellam Township, Flinchbaugh’s serves the community year-round. The market offers a host of fruits and vegetables and a selection of locally raised meats, or you can pick your own apples, peaches and pumpkins at the orchards. A corn maze is available from August through November, and a list of other special events can be viewed on its site.
4. Maple Lawn Farms Inc. Orchard and Farm Market — Market/Pick-Your-Own Orchard/Winery
Address: 2885 New Park Road, New Park
Pick-your-own hours: Variable
Located in southern York County, Maple Lawn Farms has something for everyone to enjoy. For adults looking for a day out, the nearby Maple Lawn Winery and Cider House offers hard fruit cider and unique peach wine. The entire family will love a day picking fresh cherries, apricots, peaches and more at the pick-your-own orchards, followed by an afternoon at the Maize Quest Corn Maze & Fun Park, opening in September. Maple Lawn also hosts the popular Sunflower Festival for two weekends in August, so mark your calendars for a day of fun in Maple Lawn’s sunflower fields.
5. Forge Hill Orchards — Market/Pick-Your-Own Orchard
Address: 135 Blossom Drive, Mt. Wolf
Pick-your-own hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call for extended hours during picking seasons.
Enjoy a picturesque day in northern York County at Forge Hill Orchards. This charming store, which recently celebrated over 75 years of service, offers fresh-picked plums, nectarines, pears, peaches and more. You can also spend the day at the orchard as you pick your own strawberries, cherries and apples.
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