Apple Picking at Marker Miller Orchard in VA

Apple Picking! 
The all American fall activity! 
Welcome to America little Sam!

We traveled to the Marker Miller Orchard to take Sam apple picking for her first year back in the U.S. The weather was awful, rained the whole time, but we still enjoyed ourselves and Sam is already asking to go back next year! The Orchard is about an hour and a half from Fairfax, VA. I have to admit VA is amazing. 30 min and we're in D.C. with museums and all the lure of a big city. Drive an hour the other way and we're surrounded by fresh air, farms, and apple orchards! 

The orchard was wonderful. There were so many varieties of apples (make sure to check their website before leaving to ensure favorites are in season). Several of the trees had very low branches making it really easy for Sam to pick the apples by herself. 
The farmers market was also stocked with local produce, pumpkins, fresh cider, and local honey! 
Hint: Skip the outside line and buy your picking bags and tickets in the Farmer's Market. (Much shorter line!)

The kids had plenty to do with the giant playground next to the farmer's market, live band playing, and Sam's favorite, the cow train! 

SCS Fast Facts:
  • Jogging Stroller Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • PORT A-POTTYS (Sam was NOT a fan! Thankful for the travel potty!)
  • Skip the outdoor lines and buy picking bags inside the Farmer's Market.

Helpful Websites:
Marker Miller Orchard


Address & Phone3035 Cedar Creek Grade, 
Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 662-1980

What are your favorite tips and tricks for visiting the Orchard? Add them in the comment section below!