Caledon in October
Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather before it becomes cold and gloomy. What better way to enjoy fall than going apple picking and visiting a pumpkin patch. There are a variety of apple orchards and pumpkin patches within the Caledon area. Here is a list of some of the most popular orchards and patches which have various activities to enjoy while going apple picking and pumpkin picking.
This farm has been owned and operated by the Downey family since 1920. Originally it began as a roadside corn stand which the Downey children used the money to buy their additional hockey equipment. Since then it has been renovated to a farmer’s market and even an award-winning winery.
There is a lot to see and do at Downey’s Farm this time of year. Starting September 23 and running until October 31st, enjoy Downey’s Farm annual Pumpkin Fest. There is a multitude of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy including unlimited wagon rides, farm animals, puppet shows, A-MAZE-ING 8 acre corn maze, duck races, inflatables, face painting and much more. Also one of the biggest attractions to this fest…the pumpkins. With thousands of pumpkins at the farm, there is sure to be on there that is perfect for you. When you are attending the Pumpkin Fest, be sure to visit Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm which is right across the street. This farm is actually owned and operated by the Downey family as well. Here you can find 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family to enjoy including McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Red Delicious and Red Fuji. The apple picking season is currently open and will remain open until early November.
Albion Orchards was established in 1967 and is located in Caledon. It is listed on the food network and Chatelaine Magazine as one of the top four. The most famous apples to pick are Paula Reds which can be picked in the orchard or purchased in the country market.
Enjoy the fall colours along with the fall flavours when you visit Albion Orchards with the farm fresh produce and beautiful apple orchard. There are several varieties of apples available for picking during this time of year. Make lots of family memories going apple picking. Along with apple picking at Albion Orchards, enjoy the pumpkin patch which is open to the public beginning in October. There are hundreds of pumpkins to choose from in a variety of shapes and sizes.
This apple farm is a family owned and operated farm in southern Caledon. You can enjoy apple picking with the family from early September until the end of October. Some activities you can participate include: country bakery, pick your own pumpkin, meet and greet with farm animals, corn maze and straw jump and you can’t forget wagon rides through the orchards. Also, visit the market to see what it has to offer. Some of their specialty items include freshly baked pies, butter tarts, pure maple syrup, decorations, and honey. If you decide to go apple picking with your loved ones there are a few things you should remember to ensure that you don’t damage the fruit. You want to gently twist the apple and continuously turn it until
it detaches from the tree itself. Try your best not to take any part of the tree with it. Especially don’t pull the apple off the tree as it tends to damage the tree along with the remaining fruit on it. With this beautiful fall weather arriving make sure to go outside and enjoy it before it is gone. Apple orchards and pumpkin patches are great places to take your kids and get them outside while still participating in fun festive activities. Comment below and let us know what you like to do outdoors in the fall.