Oh, fall. We feel you sneaking around the corner with your cool mornings and crisp smell in the air.
So before we get all the pumpkins and sweaters and colored leaves on ourselves, we know there’s a fun way to welcome fall: Visiting apple orchards near Indianapolis for apple picking!
And with apple varieties ripening soon, it’s a great time to try out your favorite fall recipes. Use this apple orchards guide to help plan a perfect autumn’s day and maybe a perfect meal too.
*Don’t forget that most farms only accept cash or check, so call ahead to confirm!
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Guide to Apple Orchards Near Indianapolis:
Address: 19975 Hamilton Boone Rd, Sheridan 46069
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Closed Sunday
Phone: (317) 769-4636
Pick from 38 varieties of apples from their 5,000 trees, take a wagon ride through the orchard, watch them press cider, and even enjoy a picnic. For the kids they have a huge play area we call “Adventure Acres” that even includes a 60 foot slide!
Address: 500 W Epler Ave, Indianapolis
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday, noon – 5:00pm
Phone: (317) 784-0550
Sweet farm store with pre-picked apples. Check out their Facebook page for the latest news!
Address: 369 E Greencastle Rd, Mooresville, 46158
Dates: U-Pick begins September 4
Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 8:00pm
Phone: (317) 831-4181
U-pick, country store stocked with seasonal produce. After you pick your apples, stop by the Concession Stand for homemade apple cider or a caramel apple! This year’s Apple Festival & Craft Fair will take place on September 25-26.
Address: 5717 N 300 W, Greenfield
Dates: U-Pick Apples: U-Pick apples will be limited this year due to April freeze. They are planting some sunflowers for picking in September instead. Plenty of apples will be available in Farm Store.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday, closed
Phone: (317) 326-2278
Due to the April freeze, you can only purchase apples at the farm store. They are planting sunflowers for picking in September instead. Check their website for more apple updates. Or check this page for all things fall fun!
Address: 10721 N 850 W, Fairland
Dates: U-Pick will begin in late August or Early September this year. Please check back for exact date.
Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Phone: (317) 861-4025
Pleasant View boasts over 40 acres and 20 apple varieties available for u-pick or purchase. Check out their apple chart for everything you need to know before you pick!
Address: 2304 E Main St, Danville
U-Pick Apple Dates: available EVERY DAY from Sept 24 through October 31
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9 am – 6pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Phone: (317) 745-4876
Beasley’s Orchard prides itself on having the “Best Apple Cider in Indiana” due to its multi-year winnings of the Indiana State Cider Contest. Be sure to stop by to see what all the fuss is about!
Address: 8157 S 250 W, Trafalgar
Dates: Open year-round
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Phone: (317) 878-9317
Enjoy a selection of 50 different apple varieties, Asian pears, blackberries, and more, all pre-picked at the perfect time for ripeness (no u-pick). Say hi to their many animals, try your best to get through the corn maze, hit the super slide, and pick up a pie on your way out. Use their “Pick the Perfect Apple” guide, for the perfect apple for every occasion.
We highly recommend you call before you go, as weather and crowds can affect U-Pick conditions and hours. With most of these apple orchards on social media, be sure to also check those outlets for pictures and updates, too!