WHERE TO PICK APPLES, FIND PUMPKINS, AND GET LOST IN A CORN MAZE IN NEW BRUNSWICK
‘Tis the season for apple orchards, pumpkin picking, and corn mazes, so we’ve gathered up the information you want to know on some of the best places in New Brunswick for fall family outings!
(This post was updated September 2023; please check the links to the original sources for the most up-to-date information. Also please remember many of these operations are cash only – be prepared! – and open depending on weather.)
SOUTH EAST NEW BRUNSWICK APPLE U-PICKS, CORN MAZES, & PUMPKIN PATCHES
Let’s start with the apples, shall we?
🍎Belliveau Orchard in Memramcook is open daily with lots to enjoy for the whole family! The Orchard’s apple u-pick has several delicious varieties to choose from, as well as a cafe, a seasonal bar, food truck, their yummy SCOW cider & so much more! A lovely chance to make family memories, pick up some healthy snacks, and even grab a drink. Get all your answers about times, costs, and more by calling 758-0295 or checking online. (They usually have some awesome pumpkins for sale, too!) 🎃
(PRO TIP: If you’re not a fan of crowds & have some flexibility with your afternoons, we highly recommend an after-school outing on a weekday for a truly fabulous chance to stroll through the trees & take oodles of photos!)
🍎 Also located in Memramcook is Les Petits Fruits de Pré-d’en-Haut, a lovely farm overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch or pick one up from the farm stand. There is a picnic area, as well as a play area for children. The pumpkin u-pick is generally open weekends until Thanksgiving Day, while the orchard’s blueberry u-pick & apple u-pick is open daily during the season. Call 758-0987 or check their Facebook page to ensure openings, based on weather. 🎃
🍎 Uris Williams & Sons Apple Orchard is a family farm and apple orchard in Saint Antoine, which also grows pumpkins. You can pick your own or pick one up from the stand. Call 525-2376 or visit their Facebook page for details. 🎃
Now, a dash of pumpkin patches & corn mazes!
🌽 The beloved Green Pig Market in Salisbury is still under construction (Sept 2023) but their corn maze is open for the fall again! The Green Pig features mini corn mazes perfect for toddlers and a larger maze; each are weekends only for 2023. The main corn maze takes about an hour-and-a-half to complete, while the mini maze is full of activities for young kids and takes less than 30 minutes to walk through. Kids under three are free for the mazes, too, which makes this an awesome outing with the little ones! Follow along on their Facebook page for updates. 🎃
🌽Milton Mile Farms (800 Dawson Road) is a lovely option for local corn maze fun. They’re open on weekends, 10am-5pm, for $5/person (children under 2 are free). 🌻
🍂 Farmer Browns’ Greenhouse in Hillsborough has oodles of awesome photo ops and a great straw bale maze created for Open Farm Day. Watch their Facebook page for events & activities throughout the fall.
🌽Another great spot to visit is Trueman Blueberry Farm in Aulac. They have it all – sunflower maze, corn maze, wagon rides, jumbo jumper, potato cannon, and more – including their amazing homemade ice cream! We enjoyed amazing pumpkin spice ice cream, chocolate raspberry, and maple blueberry when we visited. 🎃🌻
🐎 Boyle Family Farm is just a few minutes north of Moncton and features a family-friendly petting zoo, wagon rides, horseback riding, and more. Call 875-5450 for more info or check their Facebook page.
🐎 Fall rides are also awesome at Broadleaf Ranch!
🌽Freddy’s New Frenchy’s Corn Maze in Sussex had a history-inspired maze for 2022. Check their Facebook page for details on what might happen for 2023 (and some amazing fashion finds!) or call (506) 433-8210.
SOUTH WEST NEW BRUNSWICK APPLE ORCHARDS, CORN MAZES, & PUMPKIN PATCHES
The southern part of our province is filled with orchards; we’ve listed a few of the ones most often open to the public. Our apologies if we’ve missed any; let us know and we’ll add them!
🍎 Charlotte’s Family Orchard in Gagetown is known for its apples and pumpkins, but the farm offers much more produce for sale as well. 🎃
🍎 Also in the Gagetown area you’ll find Hazen Cameron & Son Farm, with apples, pumpkins, and more. 🎃
🍎 Apples & more are also on offer at Gilbert Farm in Burton, open daily for the 2022 season. 🎃
🍎 Fredericton Junction folks will be quick to tell you to visit Hall’s Orchard, where you can enjoy a visit with Cider Man and Apple Lady! Follow their Facebook page for updates & lovely posts, or call 506-368-1898 to check!
🍎 For an organic option, Sandow Farm has been certified such since 2013. You can find them in Keswick Ridge.
🍎 The Everett Family Orchard has been a tradition for eight generations, established in the late 1700s. You can visit this apple u-pick in Island View, just west of Fredericton. This is a lovely six-acre property with beautiful views and horses your family can visit. Updated times and details can be found on their Facebook page.
🍎 River View Orchard in Keswick also has a long tradition of being a great place for picking apples, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, and more!
🍎 You can’t help but want to grab a photo with Johnny Appleseed at his Keswick Ridge u-pick. Lots of great deals on pumpkins and more at the farm stand, too!
🍎 Bostwick‘s is another traditional apple u-pick visit for many families, located on the Kingston Peninsula.
🍎 Mackay’s Apple Orchard is a wonderful apple u-pick, as well as home to Yip Cider, which has a new cider house just 3km from the orchard. Located on the Saint John River, in Long Reach, this is a beautiful spot to spend the day! Watch their Facebook page for updates.
NORTH EAST NEW BRUNSWICK APPLE ORCHARDS, CORN MAZES, & PUMPKIN PATCHES
🌽 In Miramichi, Fletcher’s Farm offers a five-acre corn maze, a hay bale maze, wagon rides, pedal carts, animals, scavenger hunts and more! Check their Facebook page for hours and all kinds of fun events. They generally offer a regular daytime maze, a nighttime maze, and a haunted maze; find dates, pricing, & more on their website.
🍎 RiverTrail Orchard & Farm (previously the McAllister Farm) had a short apple u-pick and is closed for the 2023 season.
NORTH WEST NEW BRUNSWICK CORN MAZES
🌽 A fall tradition for many New Brunswick families is a trip to Florenceville-Bristol for the Hunter Brothers‘ corn maze and fall festival. Visit the maze and petting farm, enjoy hayrides, corn cannons, a jumping pillow, pedal kart track, giant slides, corn cabin, petting farm, spooky maze, straw castle, and many more fun activities; options and cost varies depending on the day and time. The farm now also offers a sunflower patch, too! Their 2023 maze pays tribute to Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers. Full details on pricing, hours, etc. on their website. 🌻
🍎 For all your apple picking adventures in this region, check out Dukeshire’s Apples – Orchard Shade Farms in Northampton. Apples are generally ready mid-September.
NORTHERN NOVA SCOTIA PUMPKIN PATCHES & MORE
Up for a road trip? Check out Truro’s RiverBreeze Farm, one of the Maritimes’ most popular corn mazes and pumpkin u-picks. Admission includes access to the corn maze, a giant jumping pillow, petting zoo, & more. Take a ride to the pumpkin patch (open in October) or test your fears with their haunted nights; check their site for all the details. This is a perfect stop if you’re traveling toward Cape Breton or Halifax this fall!
If there’s a great pumpkin patch or corn maze in New Brunswick that we’ve missed, be sure to let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to this list that thousands and thousands of fall-loving families like you are reading! For more apple orchards & info on New Brunswick’s apple-growing history, check out the Apple Growers of New Brunswick.
Thanks to the talented Matt & Chera Yorke for the photos (and cover photo by Kristi Colleen). If you want to build your own Pumpkin Pallet Stand, check out our DIY tutorial! And for more fun ideas, be sure to read our Fall Family Bucket List!