Macintosh. Royal Gala. Honey Crisp. Cortland. Mitsu. Jona Gold. Red Delicious. Granny Smith and the list goes on … all of these apples (and more)  are right in your backyard this fall. Think of all the pies, crumbles, sauce, fritters, cider you can make, and all the doctors you’ll be able to keep away by heading out on a crisp fall day to pick your own … not to mention a little fun too! Following are our picks (all puns intended) of apple orchards to visit near Toronto and Hamilton. 

Toronto

Carl Laidlaw Orchards – Milton

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm – Milton

Pine Farms Orchard – King City

Applewood Farm Winery – Stouffville

JC Agri Orchards – King City

Hamilton

Myers Apple Farm – Copetown

Carluke Orchards – Ancaster

Fletcher Fruit Farms – Binbrook 

Puddicombe Farms – Winona  

Frootogo – Waterdown