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Ask any local, and they’ll tell you — there’s simply no better time to visit Northern Virginia than in autumn apple season. Crisp temperatures and colorful fall foliage make the area inviting, and you’ll be inspired to visit apple orchards or even some pumpkin patches during your stay.
Crooked Run Orchard in Purcellville is one of Loudoun County’s premier apple and pumpkin picking destinations. Open year-round, the orchard really comes alive during September and October, offering hayrides, farm animals, a nature trail and picnic tables, making it an all-day destination of family fun.
Northern Virginia is also home to a number of “pick-your-own” farms, so you can load up on all the seasonal fruits, vegetables or pumpkins you need at any time of the year. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the scenic hills of Skyline Drive, Hartland Orchard and Stribling Orchard in Markham are two of the oldest working family farms and orchards in the state.