King Orchards U-Pick Fruit

Northern Michigan U-Pick Orchard


King Orchards in Northern Michigan is a U-Pick cherry orchard, also offering raspberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, and apples...

At King Orchards, our harvest season begins with strawberry u-pick in mid June and ends with u-pick apples in the fall. We strive to provide the best orchard u-pick experience possible, offering a wide range of u-pick fruit throughout the summer and fall months.

"There is nothing more fun than picking your own fruit!" -Betsy King

Download Our U-Pick Schedule (PDF)

U-Pick FAQ

Do we need to bring anything?

Just you and your family! We provide the picking vessels (quarts, buckets, bags depending on the fruit). Feel free to bring your own box or bag to transfer into but we provide those as well!

Do you need reservations

No reservations needed. Just follow the signs as you pull into the farm for our u-pick directions area.

Can I bring kids into the orchard?

We encourage you to bring the whole family! Our trees are trimmed so that the young and old are easily able to pick!

Do you charge to get into the orchard?

We do not charge to get into the orchard; you just pay for the fruit that you pick.

How does it work when I get to the orchard?

Check into the market first. We will then show you where and what we are picking that day. Pay for the container of your choice then go out and fill it with fruit. We offer extra containers for purchase in the orchard as well.

Will we drive or walk to the u-pick spot?

All of our u-pick orchards and fields are accessible by car and most are accessible by foot as well.

Do you have a cherry pitter?

Yes we do! We offer pitting for both sweet and tart cherries!

What are your picking hours?

We are open for picking from 9am - 4pm. The markets close at 6pm Monday - Saturday and 4pm Sunday.

Do you allow dogs in the orchard?

We love dogs but due to food safety laws, we cannot allow dogs in active growing areas. We do have designated areas where you can walk your dog, though.

Do you offer picking at both markets?

Yes, we offer picking at both markets! However, start and end dates as well as specific crops may vary slightly from location to location so check our website, Facebook, or give us a call for the most up to date schedule.

King Orchards U-Pick Orchards - North of Traverse City, South of Petoskey

Located in the heart of Michigan's famed cherry growing region with hills over looking Torch Lake and Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, there  are spectacular views throughout the orchard.

We are just 35 minutes north of Traverse City and 45 minutes south of Petoskey, offering two farm markets for convenient pick your own fruit from practically anywhere in Northern Michigan.

Our trees are specifically pruned to meet the needs of our u-pickers with easy to reach fruit for children and adults. When you pick your own fruit, you get to wander through our beautiful orchard that we are so proud of and see exactly where your fruit is coming from.


Northern Michigan's U-Pick Fruit Orchards
M-88 Location

King Orchards
4620 N M-88
Central Lake, Michigan 49622
Call us at 231-544-6479

US 31 Market

King Orchards
986 US 31 S
Kewadin , Michigan 49648
Call us at 231-264-0715