Fall is the perfect time of year for visiting pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and corn mazes. Whether you’re looking to go apple picking or want to spend a day out with the kids, these are the orchards and pumpkin patches in the Belleville area you need to visit.
Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes near Belleville
Belleville, ON K0K 1L0
Hours: Open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday from 10 – 5 pm from June until Christmas. From January until June, Campbell’s Orchards is open from Thursday – Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Campbell’s Orchards is the most well-known of all the apple orchards and pumpkin patches near Belleville, Ontario. Located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Campbell’s Orchards is especially popular amongst families who come to enjoy the wide array of on-site activities.
There are 24 varieties of apples and growing at Campbell’s Orchards which include MacIntosh, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Empire, Cortland, Royal Gala, Ambrosia, Honey Crisp, Northern Spies, Red Delicious, Russets and more. The apples are available both pre-picked and pick your own.
During September and October, Campbell’s Orchards offers pick your own pumpkins. Pumpkins are also sold at the market for those who prefer to purchase them pre-picked.
Campbell’s Orchards carries a huge variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables, many of which are available for pick-you-own. For a complete list of produce available, please check their website. All produce is also available pre-picked at the market for those who prefer not to pick.
Campbell’s Orchards sells many of their own products including; preserves such as pickles, relish, jams, apple sauce, and jellies; candy and caramel apples; fresh-pressed sweet apple cider; and their newest addition, hard cider by the on-site Apple Falls Cider Co. They also prepare personalized gift baskets for those seeking a unique gift.
The market at Campbell’s Orchards carries many unique local products such as Artisanal soda from The County Bounty, teas from Number-E, hot sauce and preserves from 3 Angry Cats, mustards from the Cressy Mustard Co., and honey from Ivyridge Farm. Other local products include maple syrup, ice cream, eggs, frozen fruit, and milled flours.
Campbell’s Orchards on-site bakery prepares a wide variety of home baking on a daily basis including seasonal pies and crisps, scones, cookies, and brownies. They also prepare pre-made frozen meals such as meat pies, lasagna, and quiche, all of which make great dinner options after a day at the orchard.
During the fall, the activities at Cambell’s Orchards include their impressive corn maze which costs $8 per person or $7.50 per person for families of 4 or more (kids under age 3 are free) as well as their wagon tours which run on weekends and holiday Monday’s. Lasting approximately 30 minutes, the wagon tour costs $6 per person. Kids 3 and under are free. Special pricing is available for both the corn maze and wagon ride; individual tickets cost $12 while the rate for families of 4 or more is $11.25 per person.
Winter activities at Campbell’s Orchards include walking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing through the dormant orchard. Snowshoes are available for loan inside the market.
In springtime, visitors are welcome to take in the orchard scenery while walking the many paths and trails on the Campbell’s Orchards property.
Pick your own gets into full swing during the summer at Campbell’s Orchards. They have a wide variety of produce available for picking including strawberries, raspberries, black currants, gooseberries, cherries, peas, tomatoes, fresh herbs and, of course, apples.
Campbell’s Orchards also hosts birthday parties! During the summer and fall, children can celebrate their birthdays at the orchard where they will visit with the animals, play in the play area, and take part in various seasonal activities.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
886 Grills Road
Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
Hours: Open daily year-round from 9 am – 5 pm
Another Belleville area apple orchard and pumpkin patch is Grills Orchard. Having been in business for over 80 years, Grills Orchard is known for its 15 varieties of delicious apples and its wonderful market which carries a wide selection of local products.
The types of apples grown at Grills Orchard include Red Delicious, Spartan, Empire, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Fuji and Honey Crisp. Apples are available both pre-picked and pick-your-own. If you are picking your own the cost is .75 cents per lb. and there several sizes of baskets available.
Grills Orchards has a large pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are available both pre-picked and pick your own. The cost for picking ranges from $2-$8 depending on the size of the pumpkin.
Other fresh produce available include potatoes, tomatoes, onions, squash as well as both Flemish Beauty and Bartlett pears.
Grills Orchard is a proud retailer of many local food products including; cheeses from Empire, Black River and Maple Dale Cheese, pork from Springbrook and Haanover Farms, beef from Russett Farms, and lamb from Kupecz Farms, as well as honey from Consecon, pizza dough mixes from Dough Mama and maple syrup from Fosterholm Farms. They also carry 7 flavours of hard cider plus award-winning sweet cider from Delhaven Farm in Blenheim Ontario. The McPherson family, the owners of the farm, also rear their own chicken and turkeys and take orders for them around the holidays. Non-food related products available at the market include local crafts, personalized gift baskets and alpaca products from Amazing Graze Alpaca.
Baked Goods & Fudge
Alongside selling apples, Grills Orchard bakes bread, pies and pastries from scratch each day, using local, organic flours. They are also famous for their line of creamy homemade fudge, which they pack in lovely gift boxes.
Aside from their pick your own apples and pumpkins, the activities at Grills Orchard include free tractor rides and the corn maze, which costs $6 per person. Kids under 3 are free.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
14953 Hwy 2
Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
Hours: Cricklewood Farm is open half days in July for raspberry picking and transitions to full-time hours in August when the corn maze opens. The maze closes after the first weekend of November and the market is only open Friday to Sunday with reduced hours until the end of November.
Cricklewood Farm is a 5th generation family-owned and operated farm that is located just outside Brighton, Ontario. They grow an impressive 60 varieties of apples, along with other fresh produce. Ideal for families, Cricklewood Farm hosts many seasonal activities geared towards children.
At Cricklewood Farm, there are over 6 acres of orchard containing more than 60 varieties of apples, all of which are available for the picking. For up to date information on what varieties are available for picking, follow their twitter account @CricklewoodFarm or check their website. Pre-picked apples are always available both for sampling and for purchase in the market. All apples are priced by the pound.
Cricklewood Farm sells pre-picked pumpkins at their market from late September until Halloween. There are no pick your own pumpkins available. Pumpkin varieties include orange, white, striped, tall, round, big, small and mini ones. Prices depend on the pumpkin’s size.
During the summertime and in the early fall, Cricklewood Farm offers pre-picked and pick your own raspberries. The cost for pick your own is determined by weight, and containers are available for purchase at the market. They also sell delicious fresh picked sweet corn beginning in late July. In the fall, Cricklewood Farm harvests 15 varieties of squash, all of which are available for purchase in the market.
The market at Cricklewood Farm carries their fresh-picked produce as well as a variety of specialty items. These items include baked goods such as pies, tarts, and cookies; local jams, jellies and preserves; local maple syrup and honey; both sweet and sparkling ciders; and other assorted gift items.
Cricklewood Farm features not one, but two corn mazes! The first is the large, 6-acre corn maze, and the other is a much smaller toddler maze. Guests are invited to test their navigation skills both mazes which can take up to two hours to complete. The large corn maze is open during regular business hours as well as at night on the last three Saturdays before Halloween. Admission to the corn maze costs $9 for adults, $5.25 for children ages 6 to 13, and $4.65 for children ages 3 to 5. Children age 2 and under are free. The special rate for families with 2 adults and 3 children (13 and under) is $29.95.
There is also a fantastic play and picnic area that is ideal for families visiting the farm. With everything from swing-sets to a straw mountain, Cricklewood Farm is easily the most family-friendly of all the apple orchards and pumpkin patches in the Quinte area.
Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 11 am to 2 pm, Cricklewood Farm hosts their annual Monster Hunt. Organized like a scavenger hunt, children and their families hunt for monsters that have been hidden around the farm. During this event, there are also games to play and a special admission price for the maze. The hunt is free, however, a small donation to Cricklewood Farms charity of the year is greatly appreciated.
If you are looking for a unique place to have a birthday party, look no further than Cricklewood Farm. Recommended for children aged 3 to 10 years old, the party includes apple picking, playtime at the playground, admission to both mazes, and more.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, however, there are unpaved, uneven walking surfaces, in the orchard, corn maze walkways and the pumpkin patch.
Pet Friendly: Yes, however, dogs must stay on the pathways and trails in the maze, and are not permitted in the pick your own areas or in the store.
Spring Meadow Orchards
10143 Loyalist Pkwy
Adolphustown, ON K7R 3K7
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm from early September until mid-October.
Since 1969, Spring Meadow apple orchard and pumpkin patch has been growing some of the finest apples not far from the Belleville area.
With 47 varieties of apples grown on 40000 trees, Spring Meadow Orchards is the place to go. Apples are available pre-picked and for pick your own.
In the fall, Spring Meadow Orchards invites guests to pick their own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. Pre-picked pumpkins are also available at the market stand.
Other fresh fruits and vegetables available at Spring Meadow Orchards market stand include; field tomatoes, green peppers; Spanish onions; cucumbers; peaches and cream sweet corn; pepper, butternut and spaghetti squash; plums and cantaloupe.
Alongside their famous apple cider donuts (only available on weekends until Thanksgiving), the market stand at Spring Meadow Orchards carries a variety of preserves including fruit jam, crab apple jelly, and red pepper jelly, as well as maple syrup, honey, salsa and chilli sauce.
Spring Meadow Orchards has several free activities geared towards children including pony rides and a corn maze.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
8191 Highway 33
Greater Napanee, ON
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday from 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8:30 pm, Friday from 10 am – 10 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 10 pm from the end of August until the beginning of November.
Wynn Farms apple orchard and pumpkin patch is located just outside the Bay of Quinte area in Greater Napanee, not far from the Adolphustown/Glenora ferry.
Wynn Farms currently grows 10 different varieties of apples, all of which are ready for picking at different times from mid-August until the end of October each year. These apple varieties include Jersey Mac, Paula Red, Lobo, McIntosh, Spartan, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Gala, Red Delicious, Empire and Ida Red. For details on what varieties of apples are currently available for picking, check the updates on their facebook page or website. Apples are available both pre-picked and pick-your-own.
At the pumpkin patch, there are not only pumpkins but a variety of squash and decorative gourds for the picking. Pumpkin varieties include: tall, short, small, medium, large, warty, pie, orange and white.
Other apple products available at Wynn Farms include delicious apple butter, fresh-pressed apple cider as well as caramel and candy apples which are made from scratch.
Each year, Wynn Farms designs their own corn maze based on that year’s theme. Pirates, the theme in 2019, brings a pirate ship shaped corn maze where “X” marks the spot. The maze is open from the end of August until the beginning of November during regular business hours as well as on Fridays and Saturdays until 10 pm. The maze costs $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-12. Children under age 2 are free.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, however, the farm terrain is bumpy therefore only motorized wheelchairs are recommended.
Pet Friendly: Pets are welcome in the orchard but not in the corn maze.
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