The PYO Experience

 Welcome to Waters Orchard!

"The most beautiful pick your own apple orchard in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area"




Doc Waters Cidery will be opening for outdoor seating starting Friday, June 5. Our hours are Fridays 3-8, Saturdays 12-8 and Sundays 12-6. We are excited to welcome you back to our farm and will be following all required social distancing and sanitation standards--find out more here. Information on current specials can be found here.

We will continue to offer curbside pickup as well. Place your order online and we'll have it ready for you to pick up at the Cidery during our regular hours. 

Meanwhile, our work behind the scenes in the orchard and cidery continues. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what goes into producing Waters Apples and Doc Waters Cider.

Waters Orchard will reopen for apple picking in September.


Road Closure on Davis Mill Road

Davis Mill Road is currently closed for repairs. If you are coming to the Cidery from Route 27, turn onto Davis Mill, then make a left onto Watkins Road. Next turn right onto Wildcat Road at the three way stop, drive a short distance and you will see signs for the Cidery on your left. 




Pick Your Own Experience


 Escape to the most beautiful apple orchard in Montgomery County! After parking, simply purchase your apple picking bag and take the short trail up to the orchard. From there it’s as easy as reach, twist, and lift until your apple bag is full.

All apples picked must fit inside the bag you purchase.



 Orchard Guidelines


We're so glad you're here! Please keep the following guidelines in mind as you enjoy your time at Waters:

  • Availability of certain varieties can vary. Before traveling, please check back on this page or call us for picking availability: 301-253-4956

  • Outside bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the orchard. Please leave bags and personal items in your car.

  • Children 2 years of age and older are counted as guests. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

  • Please enjoy one apple on us while you pick, but all the apples you pick must fit inside your purchased apple bag.

  • If you drop an apple or an apple falls off the tree while picking, we kindly ask you to pick it up to ensure no apple goes to waste.  
  • Please leave your pets at home, service animals only. 


Pick Your Own Pricing

 We accept personal checks and cash  

and have an ATM available on site

  Half Peck ~5-6lbs.  ...........$15 (includes up to 2 guest entries)

Peck ~11-12lbs. ................$22 (includes up to 4 guest entries)

Half Bushel ~20-24lbs. ......$38 (includes up to 6 guest entries)

Extra Guest ages 2 and older .......................................$5/person





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