Apples are in season, pumpkin spice (err...cold foam) is EVERYWHERE and the temps are starting to drop. It's fall, ya'll! There is nothing that screams fall fun more than going apple picking and picking out the perfect pumpkin... with your dog. Read on for the inside scoop on eight dog-friendly farms around Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore that offer everything from dog-friendly corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hot apple cider donuts, farm animals, and fall flower picking.
With 325 acres of apples to pick, a pumpkin patch, and drool-worthy Apple Cider donuts, Marker-Miller Orchards is a top spot for fall fun among dog owners! Dogs are not allowed inside the market but are welcome on the rest of the property. Head to their website for more information on their annual Apple Harvest Festival (October 9th & 10th) and Pumpkin Festival (October 23rd).
Entry Fee: None
Hours: M-F 9AM-6PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM.
Make it a day trip: There is lots to do and see in the town of Winchester about 15 minutes away. Check out Winchester Brew Works and Winchester Dog Park.
Enjoy gorgeous views of fall foliage at this picturesque, family-owned farm. Pick your own apples with your dog, or enjoy Hollin Farm's 10-acre dog-friendly pumpkin patch. You can also dig your own potatoes and peanuts here. Don't forget to grab some fresh apple cider, apple donuts, and apple turnovers on your way out!
Entry Fee: None
Hours: Wed-Fri 9AM-1PM, Sat/Sun 9AM-3PM. Closed on Columbus Day.
Make it a day trip: Check out Sky Meadows State Park if you're in the mood for hiking! If a glass of vino is more your speed, check out Barrel Oak Winery and Naked Mountain Winery. Both vineyards are dog-friendly and a short 10-15 minute drive from Hollin Farms.