7 Places near Ottawa to go Apple Picking with your Dog this Fall 2023

With the weather cooling off and the colours of the trees starting to change, there are so many fun fall activities to do around Ottawa! One of my personal favourites is apple picking. Throwing on your favourite cozy sweater. Connecting and supporting local farms. Enjoying the beautiful landscape. Eating delicious apples. It's wonderful!

What makes apple picking even better? Bringing your dog along for the fun!

There are many stunning apple orchards in the area, but only some of them allow dogs on the property. I've done the hard work for you and contacted them to create this list of 7 dog-friendly apple orchards to visit this Fall.

*Note: Orchards are usually open for apple picking from late August to late September/early October. Make sure to check with the orchard that they still have apples before going.

Here’s where to go:

1. AppleStock Orchard

From AppleStock Orchard's Instagram Account

AppleStock orchard is a family-run business. It was purchased in 2013 as a passion project, and the family have been working hard ever since to produce delicious apples and provide a fun family experience. The family plants various types of apples as part of the rehabilitation of the orchard, but McIntosh apples are available to pick right from the tree.

The farm has free-range chickens, so make sure to respect the strict on-leash policy while on the property to keep everyone safe. If you're lucky, you might even get a hello from the resident doggo Mr. Bojangles!

Location & Contact Info:

A quick drive South of Ottawa, just off Bank Street
1341 Merkley Road, North Dundas ON, Canada
T: (613) 774-0594

Hours of Operation:

Open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

2. Avonmore Berry Farm

Avonmore Berry Farm's season starts in June with a variety of berries and vegetables. The season ends in the call with Apples and Pumpkins. They have activities for kids, a shop to buy snacks and drinks, and even wagon rides.

The farm has two resident dogs roaming freely around the farm, but they're experts at orchard etiquette so please make sure to keep yours leashed when they visit.

Location & Contact Info:

One mile north of Avonmore on the corner of County Road 15 and Fourth Road
16365 Fourth Rd Avonmore, ON
T: (613) 346-2336

Hours of Operation:


3. Domaine Cleroux

From @jakethegermanshepherdmix on Instagram

Domaine Cleroux is a family farm on 200 acres, including a young orchard with about 800 trees. You'll also find a sugar shack and a little shop on the property where you can buy honey, maple and apple products, and other products. They have several varieties of apples for picking. You can visit their Facebook Page for the picking dates of the apple varieties.

Location & Contact Info:

Prescott and Russell region, in the Nation county, 5 minutes from Casselman
199 Route 300 E, Casselman ON, K0A 1M0
T: (613) 764-5543

Hours of Operation:

Fall Season: Open on Weekends only. Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Double check the hours on the Facebook Page before you visit.

4. McGregor's Orchard

Owned by the McGregor family, this beautiful orchard is in the early years of growing. They have several varieties of apples available for purchase and picking, including HoneyCrisp, Lobo, Ruby Red McIntosh, and Pioneer McIntosh. In their shop they also have lavender products, meat products, and maple syrup available for purchase.

Location & Contact Info:

704 Clifford Sideroad, Mcnab/Braeside ON
T: (613) 432-3264 

Hours of Operation:

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm

5. Mountain Orchards

From @hava.mila on Instagram

Mountain Orchards is a stunning farm with a long history. The first apples trees on the property were planted in 1932, and they started the first Pick-your-own apple operation in Eastern Ontario in 1970. The current owners (The Lyall and Hobson families) have been operating the farm for 50 years.

Mountain Orchards offers many apple varieties for picking. Check this page on their website before you visit to know exactly what's available to pick. They offer tons of fun activities, including wagon rides, a corn maze, a picnic area, walking trails, and a store with yummy treats like doughnuts, butter tarts and BBQ.

Location & Contact Info:

10175 Clark Road, Mountain ON, K0E 1S0
T: 613.989.5601

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm

6. Pine Hill Orchards

A family-run, pick-your-own fruit farm. Pine Hill offers over 20 types of apples on 50 acres. They also offer apple juice and other seasonal products for purchase.

Location & Contact Info:

1818 St. Felix Road, Bourget ON, K0A 1E0
T: 613-487-2064

Hours of Operation:


7. Orleans Fruit Farm

Orleans Fruit Farm is a local grower of fruits and vegetables for the Ottawa market. They have a variety of produce available throughout the year. To see the harvest calendar and a list of available products on any given day, visit their harvest page.

Location & Contact Info:

1399 St-Joseph Boulevard, Orleans ON, K1C 7K9
T: 613-830-1303

Hours of Operation:

Pick your own apples open only Saturdays and Sundays in September from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Important to Know Before You Go:

In order to keep everyone safe, including the resident farm animals, dogs must be kept on-leash while visiting any local orchard or farm. These are often very stimulating environments for dogs, so make sure to maintain control of your dog with the leash.

Like with any public place, make sure to clean up after your dog and only let them pee on grass (but not in growing areas, if possible).

Following these guidelines will help ensure that dog-friendly spaces like these stay dog-friendly 🙂

Happy Apple-Picking!


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