The Best Apple Picking Near Chicago

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Autumn is here, and it's time to plan your outing to the apple farms! Here is a list of some great places to get into the season and get some great apples as well.


Prairie Sky Orchard

4914 N. Union Road, Union, IL

From Chicago: 60 miles northwest. 

Open daily, this orchard specializes in 15 varieties of apples and Asian Pears


Honey Hill Orchard

11783 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL

From Chicago: 65 miles west

More than a dozen types of apples available for U-pick. Kids will

love the petting zoo. Entry is free


Ziegler's Orchard

32363 N. Bacon Road, Grayslake, IL.

From Chicago: 50 miles northwest

This orchard is only open on weekends, but the variety of apples and

pastries make it a worth-while stop.


Apple Holler

5006 S. Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant, WI.

From Chicago: 65 miles north

After you gather your apples, check out the Kids Corral Play Area and

farm-to-table restaurant


County Line Orchard

200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, IN.

From Chicago: 40 miles southeast

Forty acres of U-pick apples, plus petting zoo, corn maze and sweet treats in the bakery!


Kuipers Family Farm

1n318 Watson Road, Maple Park,, IL

From Chicago: 55 miles west

Hayrides to and from orchard of over 20 varieties of apples. Farm general store features

delicious pies, caramel apples and cider doughnuts!


Plank Road Orchard

50 w 737 Plank Road, Sycamore

From Chicago: 60 miles northwest

This low-key spot offers plenty of U-pick apples, cider and, on the weekends, yummy baked goods.


Jonamac Apple Orchard

19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, IL

From Chicago: 70 miles west

Apple cider, fresh doughnuts, and 35 varieties of apples, plus a mix of activities.


Heinz Orchard

1050 Crest Road, Green Oaks, IL

From Chicago: 40 miles north

Gorgeous fields of apples.


For a full list of U-Pick orchards by county, check out


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