Fall is apple season in the Fredericton Capital Region! Feel like baking an apple pie? Or maybe you’re just looking to have some hardcore family fun? Check out the in-cider scoop on apple u-picks in the Fredericton Capital Region!
Located in the charming Village of Gagetown, just 40 minutes from Fredericton, Charlotte’s Family Orchard hosts a huge variety of apples! Paula Reds, Melba, Jersey Macs and Yellow Transparent are available early in the season, along with plums, corn, squash and other vegetables. Later in the season, you can choose from 35 varieties including Honeycrisp, Cortland, McIntosh, Alexander, Wolf River, Dudley, Brunswicker, Russet, Jonagold, Ginger Gold, and Evangeline (a New Brunswick variety). Extend your visit to the village of Gagetown by stopping into Sweet Evan’s Cakes for a treat, a hearty meal at Gagetown Grill & Smokehouse and B&B, or the Old Boot Pub!
Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for opening dates and updates!
Only a 15-minute drive from downtown Fredericton, with several types of apples to choose from and a bustling play area for kids, Everett’s offers endless fun for the entire family. Pick some apples while you soak in the fall colours at the river, say hi to the horses, and grab some fresh pumpkins, squash or cider from the shop! While you’re in Island View, stop into Ivy’s Diner (open 7 days a week) for a home cooked meal and fresh-baked dessert! Keep an eye on the Everett Family Orchard Facebook page and website to find out what varieties of apples are available throughout the season!Everett Family Orchard
Found within the City of Fredericton, Kelly’s Fernhill Farm is a family run orchard and farm that offers Cortland and MacIntosh apples for picking in the fall, in addition to fresh corn and other seasonal vegetables for purchase. You can also find the Kelly Farm booth at the Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market throughout the spring, fall and winter, selling their produce and other essentials like Maple Syrup!
Come and take your pick starting in mid-September, available daily from 9am until sunset!
Known for their orchard, Sandow farm has no shortage of apples, jams, jellies, fresh garlic, and honey! Stop by starting on Thursday, September 28 and bring home their no-spray apples, certified organic for six years. Don’t miss their signature variety the Sandow Apple. You will find some mouth-watering recipes on their website such as the Best Organic Apple Pie. Hot tip: Keep an eye on their Facebook page for any updates on hours and available apple varieties!Sandow Farm
Enjoy a drive through the countryside and stop in at Gilbert Farm to pick some Paula Reds, MacIntosh, Cortland, McCoun, Honey Crisp, Dudley, Wolf River, Gala and Spartans! Gilbert’s also grows and harvests strawberries, pears, peaches and plums. Nestled in Burton, Gilbert Farm is a quick 30-minute drive from downtown Fredericton and makes for a perfect pit stop on your scenic drive to explore Arcadia and the Grand Lake area.
Open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and until 6pm on weekends!
With Jersey Macs, Paula Reds, Macintosh, Cortland, and Lobos, Johnny Appleseed is a classically charming orchard in picturesque Keswick Ridge. Open on the first Saturday of September, you can visit them between 10am and dusk 7 days a week! The orchard is only 20 minutes from Downtown Fredericton and is around the corner from Skinny’s Scoop & Café a full-service Ice Cream shop complete with a grill and petting zoo! Too cold for an ice cream? Stop into Keswick Kitchen and warm up with some baked goods, like their famous cinnamon rolls!Johnny Appleseed Orchard
Yet another reason to visit the Village of Gagetown, Cameron’s Orchard offers Paula Reds, Macs, Cortland, Crabapples, and Russets, as well as plums and pears! Stop in to pick your own, or grab a basket of pre-picked produce. Cameron’s also sells jellies and maple syrup on site, and offers farm tours!
Stop by any day of the week between 8am and 7pm!
A gorgeous fruit farm on Keswick Ridge, River View grows Paula Reds, Macintosh, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Gala, Spartan, and Empire apples. They also harvest strawberries, raspberries, pears, plums, and pumpkins! While you’re visiting, take a wagon ride, play in the sandbox, or try navigating their corn maze! If you’ve fallen in love with River View Orchard, you’re in luck. River View is available to rent as a venue for weddings and other special events! See their Facebook page for more information, and updates their U-pick season!River View Orchard
Opened in 2022, Laughing Apple Orchard, situated close to Mactaquac Provincial Park in Scotch Settlement specializes in the tasty Honeycrisp apple! Come and pick as many apples as you can on weekends of late September to mid-October, from 10am until 6pm.Laughing Apple Farm
If you are looking to pick Golden Russet, Cortlands, MacIntosh and Spartans, then look no further than Hall’s Orchard! Located in Fredericton Junction, this family-owned orchard offers a delicious variety of apples for you to turn into tasty pies, crumbles or enjoy on their own! Open from Friday to Sunday between 10am and sunset, don’t miss out on a fun-filled apple-picking adventure! After picking some apples, visit the Sunbury Diner for a heart-warming meal.Hall’s Orchard
Apples are not the only fruit in season this time of year! Try picking something new, like one of nature’s most powerfully nutritious plants, the Sea Buckthorn. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and more, you have a chance to harvest these potent berries at Big Sky Sea Buckthorn ventures from late September until mid-October. Plan to spend some time at Big Sky and explore their walking trail, sample some products, and view some demos! See their Facebook Page for announcements on harvest weeks.Big Sky Sea Buckthorn
How ‘bout them apples?! When you’re ready to start your Fredericton Capital Region harvest, keep in mind that U-Picks can sell out quickly, so it’s best to consult Facebook Pages, or call ahead for daily updates! See you at the orchard!
After you've finished apple picking, why not explore other fun fall-themed activities waiting for you? This fall, the Fredericton Capital Region welcomes you with open doors to fully savour your time here! Check out our website and curated experiences for more inspiration while you plan your visit.