COME PICK AT CRANE ORCHARDS
Farmed since the 1880's and currently on our 6th generation of Crane farmers, our orchard strives to be one of the finest u-pick orchards in Michigan. We offer many different varieties of apples, peaches & sweet cherries for u-pickers to choose from when in season.
Here at Crane Orchards we strive to give you and your family a great experience to create fall memories as you pick apples, get lost in our corn maze, and pick pumpkins (later in the season).
Our goal is to create an environment in which all feel accepted and welcomed on our orchard.
With that being said, a friendly reminder that our orchard, the orchard across the street, and the pie pantry/restaurant are all separate businesses. We are all extended family and wish each other the most success, but are all separately owned and operated, so please try to address praise or concerns to the appropriate business. (We LOVE hearing that the pie pantry’s pies are out of this world, but they love hearing it even more, as so many hours and so much love is put into them on their end.)
For the most frequently asked questions about our Orchard and some helpful tips to ensure a smooth and fun visit, please click here.
Thank you all so much for your continued love and support, and we look forward to seeing you for apples this year!
Check Below for Available Fruit
🍎 We are open for u-pick apples!
These warm days have accelerated a few of our varieties’ ripening speeds. As we get farther into our season, please keep an eye out for your favorite varieties earlier than normal, as there’s a good chance we’ll be picking them sooner than we typically do. We do not have estimated opening dates for the other future varieties yet, but are keeping a very close eye on everything.
September 22 we open early Fuji
September 23 we open Jonagold
Other varieties we are currently picking are:
Open 10am-6pm daily weather permitting, through close to the end of October for the season.
Apples are $1.45/lb for u-pick.
We accept cash and card. A 3% credit card fee will be added to all credit card transactions. We do not accept checks.
We have wagons to pull fruit, but ask that you bring your own if you would like your children to ride in one.
🚜 Hay rides and the 🐮 Cow train will start Saturday September 23rd and will continue on only Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm until upick is done for the season.
🎃 The pumpkin patch opens September 23rd as well at $.45/lb. We have several extra large pumpkins in the patch that will have a set price on them as they cannot be weighed on our normal scales (they’re too large!).
🌽 The corn maze will also be open while apple upick is open. For more information click here.
We cannot allow dogs in the orchard due to agriculture practices and rules.
Please always call, check Facebook, or visit our website the day you would like to visit if weather is questionable to confirm we are open.
Also note that we are Crane Orchards, the U-Pick on the SOUTH side of 124th, with the white picket fence on the same side of the road as the restaurant.
VOTED AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN APPLE ORCHARDS IN THE NATION
Recently our orchard has been voted as one of the top ten apple orchards in the country to visit by USA Today 10Best. To read the article featuring our family-run orchard, please click HERE.
RENTALS AT CRANE ORCHARDS
LAKEFRONT RENTAL HOME
AT CRANE ORCHARDS
A thoroughly outstanding premium Southwest Michigan vacation rental home located on the beautiful grounds of Crane Orchards and nestled on the shoreline of Hutchins Lake, this beautiful luxury home has undergone a complete and total restoration along with a spectacular interior redesign including all new furnishings. Private and spacious, filled with natural light throughout, it’s also located within easy reach of all the attractions and recreation the Saugatuck & Lake Michigan shoreline area has to offer.
THE PAVILIONS IN WALNUT GROVE
These two pavilions are perfect for weddings, birthday parties, family gatherings, corporate gatherings, and other special events. Nestled in the Walnut Grove of Crane Orchards there couldn’t be a more beautiful location. Use your imagination to make it your special day.
Both pavilions feature a cement pad floor and plenty of parking surrounding the area. Each pavilion is 30′ x 40′ – plenty of room to host small to large crowds between May through August.
WE ARE NOT FOR SALE
No need to worry! While we appreciate everyone that has reached out to us about articles or news features written about Crane’s U-Pick across the street from us on the North side of 124th, that is not our orchard. We do understand the confusion as we share the Crane name, but we are separately owned and operated businesses. Both us and Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery are not up for sale and hope to see everyone in the upcoming year for cherries, peaches, and apples!