Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards in the Berkshires

McKenna and Shea McIlquham holding apples a mugging for a photo with the colorful foliage as the backdrop at Lakeview Orchards in Lanesborough

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Kenna and Shea McIlquham, children of Berkshire Family Focus editor and Founder Kelly Bevan McIlquham, mug for a photo after picking apples at Lakeview Orchards in Lanesborough last year.

We recently came across a photo on Facebook of the first batch of apples picked in our region by a local family and figured it was about time to repost our list of pick-your-own apple farms in the Berkshires.

So here it is:


Jaeschke’s Orchard, 740 Crane Ave., 413-443-7180


Lakeview Orchards, 94 Old Cheshire Road, 413-448-6009, lakevieworchard.com (Open for picking, varieties vary — also have Fall raspberries and Italian prune plums to pick)

Great Barrington

Windy Hill Farm, 686 Stockbridge Road, 413-298-3217, windyhillfarminc.com (2013 season opened Aug. 17)


Bartlett’s Orchard, 575 Swamp Road, Richmond, 413-698-2559, facebook.com (Opened for picking on Labor Day and weekdays beginning Sept. 7 — also fall raspberries)

Hilltop Orchard, 508 Canaan Road, 800-833-6274, hilltoporchards.com (Apple-picking has begun)


Riiska Brook Orchards, 101 New Hartford Road, 413-258-4761, riiskabrookorchard.com (Opens for 2013 season on Sept. 20)


Now get picking … and feel free to send some of your photos or favorite apple-inspired recipes at info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com. You may just be featured in a Berkshire Family Focus post.

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