The PYO Experience

 Welcome to Waters Orchard!

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




In order to protect the safety of our staff and customers, Doc Waters Cidery is now open for curbside pickup orders only, starting this Saturday, April 11. Place your order online up until Saturday at 11 AM. We'll pack up your order and have it ready for you to pick up at the Cidery on Saturday from 12-5. To maintain strict sanitary standards, we will not be refilling growlers at this time but will be offering all of our on-tap ciders in single use 750mL bottles.

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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