Couple Fruit Picking. Photo Credit: Discover Lancaster

Enjoy Strawberry and Cherry Picking in Lancaster County

Lancaster County is the perfect destination for families and couples looking to enjoy the sweet flavors of summer with strawberry and cherry picking. This guide will help you discover some of the best spots for picking your own fresh fruit, along with other fun activities and excellent accommodations.

Strawberry Picking

Lancaster County offers numerous locations where you can pick sweet, local strawberries, with several places offering additional activities for families. Strawberries picking usually starts in mid to late May and goes about 4-6 weeks depending on weather. Here are some top spots to consider:

  • Cherry Hill Orchards & Farm Market
    • Website:
    • Details: They offer strawberry, peach, cherry, apple, and pumpkin picking, plus outdoor activities for the kids.
  • Barnyard Kingdom
    • Website:
    • Details: A fun place for families with various activities alongside strawberry picking.
  • Shenk’s Berry Farm
  • Old Homestead Farm
    • Address: 361 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Creekside Farm Market
    • Address: 1436 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA
    • Details: Operated by Josh Heller on the Heller farm.
  • Everfresh Produce
    • Address: 3145 Division Highway, New Holland, PA
    • For updates: Call 717-354-3922
  • Farm Wagon Produce
    • Address: 1061 Weaverland Road, East Earl, PA
    • For updates: Call 717-354-2041
  • First Fruits Farm & Orchard
    • Address: 51 Cocalico Road, Stevens, PA
    • For updates: FacebookInstagram, or call 717-413-5967
  • Kreider’s Strawberries
    • Address: 170 Buch Ave, Neffsville, PA
    • For updates: Facebook, or call 717-569-3421

Cherry Picking

As strawberry season ends, Lancaster County welcomes cherry season (typically mid-June). Various orchards offer the opportunity to pick sweet and sour cherries, often charging by the quart, bucket or pound. Here are some recommended locations:

  • Cherry Hill Orchards
    • Address: 2183 New Danville Pike, Lancaster, PA
    • When: Starts June 12, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Details: Sweet cherries ripen first, followed by sour cherries a week later. 
    • Updates: FacebookWebsite
  • Kauffman Orchards
    • Address: 53 South Weavertown Road, Ronks, PA
    • When: Starts June 14, open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Updates: Call 717-768-0050, email [email protected], or visit
  • Stauffer’s Fruit Farm
    • Address: 430 Panorama Drive, Denver, PA
    • When: Starts June 14, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Updates: Call 717-445-6977; Facebook
  • Kissel Hill Fruit Farm
    • Address: 2101 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, PA
    • When: Starts June 13, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Updates: Visit their website or call 717-626-7115

Additionally, Lancaster County offers pick-your-own opportunities for peaches, pumpkins, and apples.

Where to Stay

AmishView Inn & Suites is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the fruit-picking season. We offer:

  • An adult-only building with Grand King rooms featuring views of the Amish farmlands, luxurious bathrooms with soaking tubs, and walk-in showers.
  • A newly renovated family building with a range of room options from double queens to two-bedroom suites, ideal for families.
  • Amenities include a gourmet breakfast buffet with made-to-order eggs and waffles, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free electric vehicle charging.

Located on the 10-acre Plain & Fancy Farm, guests can enjoy buggy rides, dining, shopping, and Amish tours. Book your stay today. 

Where to Eat

For a taste of classic heritage dishes, visit Miller’s Smorgasbord, celebrating 95 years of serving delicious PA Dutch food. Recognized as one of USA Today’s 10Best Buffets in 2023, Miller’s offers a delightful dining experience. Check out for more information.