If you're in the western Washington state area, these are a couple of the pick-your-own apple orchards we've tried thus far, and a few that have been on our list for another day. The perk is that they're all under 2 hours' drive from Seattle so, in my opinion, they're perfect for a day trip out to the country.
This apple orchard is huge and super family friendly! Go on a weekday if you can or else be prepared for crowds. We've spent a couple seasons visiting Bellewood Acres and they really do have delicious apples. They also have a full cafe, an indoor lunch area, fresh apple cider doughnuts, a pumpkin patch and plenty of other activities. It's really a great destination for a day trip. Take me back!
This farm is completely the other end of the spectrum from Bellewood. It's tiny and doesn't have as many bells and whistles. However, we were greeted with free, fresh and hot apple cider when we arrived and we didn't have to duck through hordes of other people picking apples. It was a beautiful sunny day and walking down the rows of apple trees was pretty peaceful.
We haven't been to these yet but, as I mentioned above, they're within striking distance from Seattle and would be great for a day trip.
Where's your favorite farm to go apple picking? What's your favorite autumnal activity? Let us know in the comments! <3