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The Top 3 Apple Orchards in Pennsylvania

August 26, 2020

It’s officially apple picking season here in the lush Pocono Mountains!

The mountains and hillocks that roll through the countryside in Eastern Pennsylvania, as well as neighboring New York and New Jersey, provide idyllic temperatures and soil for fruit-forward farmsteads. Strawberries, blueberries, and even peaches thrive in the backcountry near Cove Pocono Resorts, the country’s most beloved adult-only romantic escape. Many of the finest apple orchards in Pennsylvania are a short drive from our honeymoon resorts. Thus, we’ve decided to spice up your day with a healthy serving of Galas, Honeycrisps, and Ginger Golds.

Apple Orchards in Pennsylvania: Ripe for the Picking

While most couples have strolled through an apple orchard at least once in their lifetime together, it’s important to note just how utterly playful and flirtatious the experience is (regardless if you’re keen on fruit or not). The surrounding Pocono Mountains, which just happen to be shedding their summer “skin” during peak picking season, provide quite the backdrop at these three hand-selected apple orchards in Pennsylvania’s “honeymoon capital.” Without further ado, let’s take a bite out of the local orchard scene.

Grim’s Orchard & Family Farms – Breinigsville, PA

West of Allentown lies a quaint, lovely pumpkin and apple orchard known as Grim’s. There’s certainly nothing grim about spending an afternoon at Grim’s Family Farm, a multi-purpose extravaganza that’s equally kid-friendly and seasonally enticing. The farm boasts many cute animals (including piglets and goat kids), a corn maze, a makeshift go-kart track, a “hay place,” and, of course, several acres of pick-your-own fruit. Grim’s remains one of the most underrated apple orchards in Pennsylvania. We simply cannot get enough of several varieties, including Shizuka, Crimson Jonagold, and Pixie Crunch.

Lakeland Orchard & Cidery – Scott Township, PA

Approximately 30 miles northwest of Cove Haven Resort lies Lakeland Orchard, a family-owned, U-pick institution. With over 30 different types of apple hybrids, Lakeland isn’t short on innovation. The family farm spans over 100 acres, including a sunflower meadow, a zinnia field, and a pumpkin patch. But most folks arrive in hopes of filling a peck or two with juicy, crisp apples. Make sure to allot plenty of time, as the farm features over 20,000 apple trees. Come for the apples, stay for the hard cider, live music, and yard games!

Gulick Fruit Farm – Bangor, PA

Have you ever visited a fifth-generation fruit farm? Yeah, us neither. Until we discovered the Gulick Fruit Farm in Bangor, which is only a few miles south of the jaw-dropping Delaware Water Gap. Don’t expect the type of programming, amenities, and sheer acreage offered at Lakeland or Grim’s. However, the panoramic Pocono Mountain views are undeniably sublime, especially around dusk. A trip to Gulick only requires an hour or two, which aligns perfectly with a stay at nearby Pocono Palace Resort.

All-Inclusive Resorts in Pennsylvania: Cove Haven³

After spending a late morning or early afternoon at one of the prettiest apple orchards in Pennsylvania, remember to utilize your exclusive access to Cove Haven’s Key Around Club. Club access allows guests to partake in any activity at any of our three resorts! Don’t forget that an all-inclusive stay with Cove Haven includes two gourmet meals daily, unlimited access to our on-site activities, live entertainment, and, last but not least, a tantalizing accommodation, such as the world-famous Champagne Tower Whirlpool suite. Apple picking in the Poconos has never been sexier, thanks to our array of all-inclusive luxuries! Please give us a call today at 800-432-9932 (or check availability online) to book a well-deserved, long-awaited romantic escape to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.”