This year we will be using a RESERVATION SYSTEM again for weekend u-pick. This helps us manage crowds and give you a more enjoyable weekend picking experience. Click the button below to make a reservation.
(Reservations not required for Monday holidays)

WE’RE OPEN for the 2021 SEASON!!

Now Picking*:

Honeycrisp (while they last!)

McIntosh

Cortland

Macoun

Empire

Raspberries (closed every Wed. for ripening)

*refresh this page to make sure you don’t miss any updates!

Open 7 days a week, rain or shine!
Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday & Friday- 9am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday- 9am-5pm

Weekend Fun!

  • The corn maze is now open for the season! 
  • Wagon rides will run on Saturdays and Sundays every half hour from 10am-4pm (subject to change due to weather or staffing shortages)
  • Captain Jack’s Donut Shack will be making fresh, hot cider donuts on Saturdays and Sundays throughout our busy season! (typically thru Indigenous People’s Day Weekend, but check their Facebook Page for up-to-date information)

What to expect when you visit:

  • If you are planning to visit for u-pick on a weekend, you will need to make a reservation! You do not need a reservation to visit during the week.
  • We are following state and CDC guidelines regarding masking indoors. As the status of York County changes, we may recommend that everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, wear a mask indoors. Signs outside our buildings will update you.
  • Bring a reusable bag/container to get 10 cents off per pound of apples that you pick!
  • You will pay for your fruit by the pound this year. Ask an employee if you’re not sure how much weight your bags might hold. We can do our best to give you a good estimate!
  • Dogs are not allowed in orchards or buildings, so please leave your pups at home! (Service dogs excluded)
  • For more information, check our frequently asked questions page! 

The best way to stay informed during the season.

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“McDougal Orchards is a seventh generation (going on eighth!) family farm specializing in the production of tree fruit available for sale to u-pick and farm store customers from early August thru October.
We invite families of all ages to step back in time, slow down, relax and enjoy the farm’s healthy, high-quality agricultural products and low-impact recreational opportunities.
We grow over 40 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, fall-raspberries, pumpkins and winter squash. We have a corn maze, a fairy village and miles of walking trails, too!”
 
Solar Panels

Sustainability

We currently rotate our corn maze and squash/pumpkin plantings among four fields on the farm. When not being cropped (or played in!), all fields are planted to cover crops to increase soil health. New apple tree plantings are mulched with hardwood chips to discourage rodents, conserve moisture, increase soil bioactivity, and help with weed control. We follow integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to limit pesticide use and efficiently control orchard pests and diseases.
Also…Biodiesel made from donuts! Solar panels! Discounts for bringing reusable bags! Click here to read more
 
 
Kimberly G.
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Wonderful orchard not too far off the beaten path. Great for little ones with nice walks and a fairy village to explore. Highly recommend!
Misty C.
Misty C.recommends
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Great family atmosphere and very friendly staff. We go every year as a family tradition. More to do and see every year.
Nicole R.
Nicole R.
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It’s tradition for us to visit the orchard with family, pick delicious apples, go on a fun hay ride with the kids, pick out our favorite pumpkins and enjoy delicious apple cider donuts and hot cocoa while the kids play on the playground. We love everything about it! The atmosphere, the friendly staff and all the authentic touches that make us feel at home... We ❤️ McDougals!
Laurie T.
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I love that you can drive right out into the orchard and there are all types of apples to choose from. They offer picking sticks to use for the high up apples you can’t reach (which I should have took advantage of) and the people that run the orchard are super friendly.
Mary B.
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We received our apples today. Thank you so much. William just opened the boxes and is eating his second one.
Stephanie J.
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Our first time there and it was such a nice experience. Everyone was so very nice. There were so many different apples to pick and different sections (wagon rides for kids in back section). All the apple donuts and cider and slushees were amazingly yummy! You can pick raspberries and other fruits as well! There were other things for kiddos to do too! I definitely recommend this orchard!
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