The Best Apple Cider Destinations Around Baltimore

Move over pumpkin spice—it’s apple season.

Burnt orange often gets all the credit as the top fall flavor, but as the air cools we’re suckers for crunchy leaves, warm crackling fire, and best of all, crisp local apples. This time of year, sour fruits abound in Maryland’s orchards and farms, which, of course, bring cider in all its forms—hot, cold, wine, slash, or even baked into warm, sugar-coated scones.

Below, find the best locations to get your own cider around Baltimore and surrounding counties.

Boger orchard and farms

1015 Boger Road, Westminster. Daily from 9 am to 5 pm. free entry

Family-run Baugher’s farm has been in operation since 1904. Visit Orchard Market for warm apple pies, apple pies, apple pies, deep dish pies and cider - all homemade and also available to order online.

Buppert’s Doran Opportunity Farm

6914 Ridge Road, Marriottsville. April - November: Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Weekends: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

With cider-scratch, hay rides, a corn maze, and a petting zoo, Buppert is a family-friendly fall destination. Sip the delicious flavors of apple cider while fully embracing the spirit of the harvest season. Other apple varieties include cinnamon apple granola, jewish apple cake, and apple scented candles.

Chapel Hills Farm & Nursery

4350 Chapel Road, Perry Hall. From 9 am to 5 pm, free entry

Home to the Perry Hall Apple Festival in September, this community farm continues to have fun every weekend throughout October. Sample all the goodness of apples from a sugary apple donut at Chapel Hills while enjoying delicious meals, live music, haunted hay rides, and activities for the kids.