No apple tastes better than one you pick yourself, right from the source. But the fall tradition of apple picking is more than just about the fruit, of course, with many farms offering extras like hay rides, corn mazes, picnicking, farm stands, and more. Make indelible family memories — and snap Norman Rockwell-esque photos — with a trip to one of these 20 charming farms and orchards around the country.More
Pick your own apples at Lebanon, New Hampshire's Poverty Lane in the trial orchard, Two Below the Barn, which offers dozens of different varieties. The property offers free tastes of everything it grows or makes, wagon rides on fair weekends, picnic tables all season long, pastoral views, and tons of fenced-in space for kids to play and wander.
About 75 miles from Los Angeles, the Riley Family's Los Rios Rancho is located in the rich apple-growing community of Oak Glen in the San Bernardino foothills. It's popular pick-your-own apples spot, with Spartans and Pippins currently in the rotation. New fall hours mean the place is open all week long with a cafe, country store, and nature trails.