Welcome to Clark’s Cove Farm Apple Orchard

We take great pride in our orchard  and try to keep it healthy and pristine. Unlike many orchards, we do not use ground herbicides to keep the grass down. Instead we mow the entire orchard weekly during growth months and have it professionally pruned each year which makes it “the prettiest orchard in Maine” and might be one of the reasons we were recognized with the honor of being a Blue Ribbon Orchard.

Each year we try to add new trees that are not well known in the commercial orchard world or heirloom trees if we are lucky enough to find them.  In the 2015 season we added several more Wolf Rivers, Orange Cox Pippin, Granny Smith and a Prairie Spy. 

When the property was purchased in the fall of 1997, the previous owners had patiently waited for a successor who would keep the orchard running. It was promised and it has been honored for the past 18 years. We believe it is  a community resource and in today’s world where the sense of community is slipping away, we are committed to and enjoy keeping this fall tradition alive in our community. 

Stop by and wander through the orchard. You are welcome to sample the apples. Bring the family and take a picnic to “picnic point” down by Clark’s Cove.  If you are over 18, can swim, take a kayak and enjoy the cove (free). We only ask that you let us know before you go.

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Our season generally begins, depending on climate, the second week in September and ends the last weekend in October

Orchard and store hours are 10:AM – 6PM  seven days a week until the Monday after Columbus Day weekend. After Columbus Day weekend, the hours change to 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursdays through Sundays.

We generally do not start pressing cider until the end of third week of September because the apples aren’t ready and the cider tends to be lighter and more bitter. We have received numerous compliments over the years on the quality of our cider. We do not use drops and all apples are inspected and washed prior to pressing. We press two types of cider, Blended and MacRaz (MacRaz is not available until the last week of September). The blended cider typically is a blend of 4 to 8 apple types depending on the time of season.

We are pretty easy going but have a few rules that we ask our customers to follow.

  • No dogs or other domestic animals in Orchard at any time.
  • No climbing trees. They don’t like it nor do we.
  • No picking apples off the ground as it poses a risk for ecoli.
Our U-Pick Season usually starts in the beginning of the third week of September and generally is restricted to Rows 1-4 until the end of the month. All trees are labelled by row, tree number and type which allows us to direct you to the apple type of your choice. Apples are sold by the pound. The picking season generally lasts through the third week of October.
We receive many requests from folks wanting to pick up drops. We do not encourage it as eating drops poses a risk of ecoli. We require all persons granted permission to pick up drops to sign the  Indemnification Form below:

Release and Indemnification Agreement

The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has been advised that picking apples known from the ground constitutes a potential health hazard and that these apples may contain harmful bacteria that can result in serious illness or possibly death.

The undersigned agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Timothy Cheney and Clark’s Cove Farm & Inn, his heirs and assigns from any and all liability arising out of the use the apples by the undersigned. The undersigned agrees to inform all persons of the danger and consequences associated with the use of apples gathered from the ground at Clark’s Cove Farm & Inn and accepts liability for any and all damages or injury to any other party where the undersigned has either directly or indirectly introduced these apples for consumption.

McIntosh apple at Clark's Cove Farm

Apple Varieties

  • Baldwin
  • Braeburn
  • Chestnut Crab
  • Cortland
  • Early McIntosh
  • Golden Delicious
  • Gold Rush
  • Golden Russet
  • Ida Red
  • Jonathan
  • Jubilee
  • Pewaukee
  • Prairie Spy
  • Liberty
  • Macoun
  • McIntosh
  • Mutsu
  • Northern Spy
  • Old Fashioned Delicious
  • Orange Cox Pippin
  • Red Astrachan
  • Red Cort
  • Red Delicious
  • Red Spy
  • Rhode Island Greening
  • Spartan
  • State Farm
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Wolf River
  • Yellow Transparent
  • Zestra

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