Just a 40-minute drive from Philly is Snipes Farm, which offers plenty of fall favorite activities to choose from, whether that's apple picking or going through corn mazes. Also serving as an educational center, Snipes lets you pick your own fruit, while teaching visitors fun facts about farming that you can impress family and friends with afterward. 890 W. Bridge St., Morrisville, 215-295-1138
If you're looking for something more than just your average farm, head over to the idyllic Solebury Orchards that looks like it jumped right off the pages of a fairytale. Stroll through abundant wildflowers on your way to their apple fields, where you can pick a beautiful bouquet of florals along with a basket full of fresh apples that range from empire to crimson crisps. At the end of the day, treat yourself to some of their delicious market finds like their warming apple cider doughnuts. 3325 Creamery Rd., New Hope, 215-297-8079
For a quick day trip outside of the city with the family, check out Linvilla Orchards, which is a quick drive away from the city center. Not only can you pick your own apples here at this popular apple picking spot, but you can also indulge in one of their famous candied apples made by hand daily. If you find yourself unable to part with the sweetness, don’t worry—Linvilla sells candy and caramel apple kits you can take home to make your own. 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, 610-876-7116
Boasting over 200 acres with plenty of ready-to-pick produce, hayrides, and market, Highland Orchards is definitely worth a visit this autumn. Spend the day looking for the tastiest and ripest fruits before trying their apple cider donuts to see for yourself if it's truly the "Best of Philly." 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, 610-269-3494
If you find yourself at the tail-end of apple picking season, don't fret. Though a trip to Weaver’s Orchard will let you indulge in the usual pick-your-own activities, the real draw to this orchard and farm is what they make with their apples—which is their popular sweet apple cider. Watch as the staff shows you the cider pressing process, and taste for yourself the freshness of it on the spot.